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The Arden Condo Review: Low Density Living in the West


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Project Name: The Arden

Address: Phoenix Road

Developer: CNQC Realty (Phoenix) Pte Ltd

Type of development / Tenure: Apartment / 99-year leasehold

District / Planning Area: 23 / Dairy Farm / Bukit Panjang / Choa Chu Kang

Expected Completion: TOP 2025

Total Units: 105

The Adren: Urban Living Reviewed

Home buyers and property investors who are looking for family-friendly condominiums in the West, you’re in luck. The Arden is not just another low density condominium that promises quiet, accessible living, but one that also comes with good potential for value appreciation. With a potentially low entrance price coupled with unique features, this is a deal that you definitely want to consider swooping in early on.

Launching in the first half of 2022, The Arden is expected to be completed in 2025. That said, we’re ready to lay down the ins-and-outs of this latest development with exclusive insider intelligence. 

Optimal layout and living space to give buyer’s their money’s worth

Buyers can be assured that this isn’t just another run-off-the-mill development. Developers at Qingjian Realty are known for their track record of home layouts, where they push boundaries and reinvent the wheel. 

Units here range from 2 to 4 bedders, and insiders have suggested that units here will be a tinge larger than your average condominium, complete with additional storage space and optimised layouts.

Building stacks at The Arden have a North South orientation, which developers chose after considering that most people living in Singapore would prefer to avoid the sun’s harsh glare during sunrise and sunset.  

Based on past transactions in District 23, buyers can expect units to be sold at the mid-to-high $1000 psf price range. However, buyers should still keep in mind that only rough estimates can be derived from the small dataset at the moment. Given that Singapore’s property market has been heating up, there’s a chance that the final launch price might end up being slightly more expensive.

Newer Condos in District 23 within 1.5km of The ArdenHighest Transacted Selling Price Within the Last 12 Months (psf)Construction Status
Hillsta$1,289Completed in 2016
Hillion Residences$1,836Completed in 2017
Bukit 828$1,778Under Construction
Source: Urban Redevelopment Authority – Private Residential Property Transactions

True tranquillity amidst the city, with no connectivity sacrificed

Source: Google Street View

Early intel suggests that The Arden will have plenty of space set aside for facilities and landscaping. It is touted to be one of the least densely populated residential developments, with facilities to accommodate people of all age groups and fitness levels.

In terms of accessibility, The Arden is conveniently nestled within a dense public transport network. Residents can access either Phoenix LRT Station or Teck Whye LRT station within 4-5 minutes on foot, or enter the Downtown line via Bukit Panjang Station, an integrated transport hub that also features Bukit Panjang MRT. 

This means convenient nights out to dining and shopping enclaves in Little India, Bugis, and Chinatown, as well as a quick and painless commute to the Central Business District each day.

Comfy living spaces aside, The Arden is also surrounded by a wide range of institutions, malls, parks, and local restaurants, making it the perfect location to raise a young family with school going children. 

Within 2km of niche pre-schools, primary and secondary schools

Source: Google Street View

When it comes to choosing a school for your child, residents at The Arden will be spoilt for choice. There are over 10 public institutions located within a 2km radius of the development, allowing families here to enjoy both shorter commutes and priority bidding. 

PreSchools in the area include Ado Learning Educare Centre, Hijrah Kindergartens and MindChamps PreSchool. MindChamps PreSchool in particular implements psychology and neuroscience principles into their developmental programs to ensure that children gain a firm and accurate grasp of the world around them during this crucial growth phase.

In terms of primary and secondary school, there’s a gauntlet of them to choose from depending on your child’s inclinations, talents, and interests. For example, Teck Whye Secondary School has a specialty Applied Learning Programme in Urban Design, where students are encouraged to exercise problem solving in the areas of urban farming, transportation, energy, and smart living.

Other primary and secondary schools in the area include:

  • Teck Whye Primary School
  • West View Primary School
  • South View Primary School
  • Zhenghua Primary School
  • Chua Chu Kang Primary School
  • Bukit Panjang Primary School
  • Chua Chu Kang Secondary School
  • West Spring Secondary School

In terms of tertiary institutions, The Arden is located close to Jurong Pioneer Junior College (JPJC). JPJC has its own STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) program that allows students to put textbook science into practice as they gear up for university education and adulthood.

Assumption Pathway School and ITE College West Branch rounds up the list. These two schools are conveniently located close to one another, allowing students at Assumption Pathway to transition smoothly from ITE certified vocational programs onto technical routes at the tertiary level. 

Everything you need at nearby shopping malls

Source: Today Online

Quite possibly everything a household could need is located at nearby shopping malls. Junction 10, for example, features the aforementioned MindChamps PreSchool, the popular express cut salon K-cuts, sports classes and gym facilities at Fitness First, and local favourite Sheng Siong Supermarket – all of which are a convenient 7 minute walk away from The Arden’s condo gates. 

For more grocery options, NTUC Fairprice and Fairprice Finest are located at Hillion Mall and Bukit Panjang Plaza respectively (also affectionately known as BPP by people in the neighbourhood). BPP also houses the Bukit Panjang Public Library for those looking to read or simply have a quiet getaway outside their residential confines.

And that’s not all. These main malls are also complemented by Teck Whye Shopping Centre, as well as other smaller malls like Lot One, Greenridge Shopping Centre, Fajar Shopping Centre, and Hill V2. We challenge you to identify an item or service that cannot be found in these malls.

Local gems for a truly Singaporean experience

Residents won’t have to worry about missing out on local cuisines, either. Upper Bukit Timah Road features locally renowned restaurants Ga-Hock Seafood and Karu’s Indian Banana Leaf Restaurant. The former serves its signature Fish Head Curry with a sour tang that is well complemented with the garlicky aroma of the Nan Ru Pork Belly and savoury salt-baked crabs. 

For those looking for South and North Indian delicacies, Karu’s Indian Banana Leaf Restaurant won’t disappoint. The restaurant features its own Fish Head Curry which reviewers tout to be moist, tender, and balanced. Other favourites include Chicken Masala with just the right level of heat and creaminess, along with Fried Fish in Masala coated with aromatic richness in every crunchy bite.

Park connectors rich in heritage and natural sights

For those looking for an outlet to burn their calories after supper feasts, Zhenghua Nature Park provides joggers, cyclists and nature lovers with a scenic view while they get their cardio on. The terrain also features upslopes and downslopes which is great for conditioning and strength training.

Linked to Zhenghua Nature Park via a park connector is Bukit Panjang Park Connected to Bukit Panjang Park, which houses Singapore’s second-largest floating wetland and stormwater collection pond, Pang Sua Pond. 

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