Wangsa Maju, strategically located near the Kuala Lumpur City Centre and surrounded by districts such as Setapak, Taman Melawati and Gombak, happens to be one of the largest townships in Kuala Lumpur.
What used to be a rubber estate in the early 20th century, is now considered to be highly desirable prime land. It has witnessed rapid growth with new development projects sprouting left right and centre.
There are plenty of reasons to own a piece of valuable real estate in this area, and here’s why:
Easy Access to Leisure
Close to the rapidly developing area of Wangsa Maju are five prominent retail centres – Wangsa Walk Mall, AEON Big Wangsa Maju, Setapak Central Mall, Aeon Alpha Angle, and Melwati Mall.
Wangsa Walk would be considered the busiest shopping centre out of the bunch, and for good reason. Cold Storage is the anchor tenant located on the ground floor while the first floor is dominated by IT outlets, retail stores, restaurants, home decor, kids entertainments and more.
What truly draws the crowd is the TGV Cinema, Wangsa Bowling Centre and dining cafes found on the topmost floor. Located near the busiest and most matured part of town, it is THE neighbourhood mall for Wangsa Maju.
Setapak Central Mall is also a worthy highlight as well, sporting a miniature lake right outside its premises. It is the definite hang-out place for college students, due to its proximity to the nearby student housing condominiums, and relatively cheap food options in the surrounding areas. The miniature lake also serves as a great recreational area, for scenic dates and picnics.
What sets Wangsa Maju apart is its close proximity to the Kuala Lumpur City Centre, while retaining a relatively affordable price per square feet. The township is easily accessible through the Duta-Ulu Klang Expressway (DUKE), Middle Ring Road 2 (MRR2), and Ampang-Kuala Lumpur Elevated Highway (AKLEH) highways.
While not technically considered a highway, Jalan Genting Klang is also one fo the busiest streets in Kuala Lumpur, and it is still well possible to reach the city centre in just under 15 minutes during rush hour.
But this gem of a township relies heavily on public transport as well. The Wangsa Maju LRT station is one of the most heavily boarded LRT station in the Kelana Jaya line, and for good reasons. It is very well located near the Taman Melawati residential district, and the last mile connectivity via rapid buses are very well established.
The following stop – Sri Rampai LRT Station – is also a short walk away from many of the newly developed high-rise projects in the area, providing residents with a convenient commuting option.
Variety of Education Options
For education facilities, here is a comprehensive list of what is available in the nearby vicinity:
- Fun Station Sri Rampai
- Smart Readers Wangsa Maju
- Bondamama Kids Centre
- Junior Creative Mind Montessori
- Tadika Tahfiz Al-Munir
- Tadika GC Seri Rampai
- Real Kids Wangsa Melawati
- Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Zon R1 Wangsa Maju
- Sekolah Kebangsaan Wangsa Maju Seksyen 5
- Sekolah Kebangsaan Wangsa Maju Zon R10
- Sekolah Kebangsaan Wangsa Maju Seksyen 1
- SMK Seri Rampai
- Sekolah Rendah Agama Taman Wangsa Melawati
- Fairview International School located at Seksyen 6 of Wangsa Maju
- Sri Utama School of Sri Rampai
- International Islamic School located at Gombak
- Sayfol International School located along Jalan Ampang Hilir
- International Islamic University Malaysia
- Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TARUC)
- University Teknologi Malaysia (Semarak Campus)
There is no doubt that TARUC holds a significant presence in the Wangsa Maju district. The township is densely populated with students, and there has been plenty of property investors securing nearby properties to accommodate the growing number of out-of-state students looking for a place to reside.
Wangsa Maju is about a 10-minute drive from the National Zoo and the Royal Selangor pewter factory, both of which are a tourist magnet and a local crowd puller, great for family outings and for group activities.
Lake Titiwangsa is just 15 minutes drive away, and it is right beside the National Art Gallery as well. You are able to see the lakeside heavily populated by joggers during the evenings, and nearby residents often bring their families to the lake for fun during the weekends.
As Sunway Avila is located in a mature neighbourhood, there are many second-generation residents who are motivated to stay near their parents. There are also potential upgraders who are now staying in smaller units.
The most notable megaproject near Wangsa Maju would be the Setiawangsa-Pantai Expressway (SPE), also known as DUKE phase 3. The project is tabled for completion in 2020, and it serves to connect the North East side of Kuala Lumpur, to the Bandar Malaysia development corridor, another major buzzing district down the road.
Once the expressway is completed, it puts Wangsa Maju in a prime spot for easy access to one of the busiest commercial districts in the near future, giving it ample room for capital appreciation and rental yield. Investors, you may want to put this area on your radar!
The demand definitely remains strong for homes in mature, self-contained and established neighbourhoods such as Wangsa Maju. The newly developed properties in the area is definitely suitable for the younger generation who grew up in the Wangsa Maju area but are not looking to move that far away from their parents.
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