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5 Popular Neighbourhoods In Johor To Buy A Residential Property

Johor is known for its metropolitan zone, Iskandar.

 

Source: Permas Jaya

As the second most populous state in Malaysia, Johor continues to attract property buyers, particularly those interested in landed properties. Johor’s metropolitan economic zone, Iskandar Malaysia, has garnered over RM377 billion in investments, hosting global names like Legoland, Johor Premium Outlet, and University of Reading. Additionally, Johor is home to one of the largest integrated petrochemical facilities, the Pengerang Integrated Petroleum Complex (PIPC) by Petronas.

Johor is well-served by three ports and the main international airport, Senai International Airport. The state is connected to other regions by two major roadways and to Singapore via the causeway. Its proximity to Singapore has significantly increased interest in residential properties in Johor from both local and foreign homebuyers.

#1 Johor Bahru

Johor Bahru is the capital city of Johor and has the third-largest population in Malaysia, following Kuala Lumpur and George Town​. Situated at the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, Johor Bahru provides convenient access to the causeway that connects it to Woodlands in northern Singapore.

The development of the Rapid Transit System (RTS) Link is anticipated to increase homebuyers’ interest in properties in Johor Bahru. The RTS Link, expected to be completed in 2027, will have stations in Bukit Chagar, Johor Bahru, and Woodlands, Singapore​.

According to iProperty Malaysia, the average price for residential homes in Johor Bahru is RM499,000. For instance, the TriTower Residence, a freehold service residence located strategically in Bukit Chagar, is listed for over RM900,000, with unit sizes ranging from 668 sq ft to 2,290 sq ft​

For landed properties, the Areca Terrace offers freehold double-storey terrace homes starting at RM633,659 for international buyers and RM538,611 for Bumiputera buyers, who are ethnic Malays and other indigenous groups​.

Projects Types of Property Title Size Price
TriTower Residence Service apartment Freehold 668 sq ft to 2,290 sq ft RM417,800 to RM1,680,000
Areca Terrace Double-storey terrace homes Freehold

 

1,500 sq ft

 

From RM633,659

#2 Iskandar Puteri

Iskandar Puteri is an urban integrated development launched in 2007 as one of the five flagship zones of Iskandar Malaysia, the largest economic zone in Johor. Spanning 24,000 acres, it is the largest urban integrated development in Southeast Asia. This area is known for its strategic location, connectivity, and proximity to Singapore, driving significant economic growth and development.

Iskandar Puteri hosts some of Johor’s top tourist destinations, including Legoland Malaysia, Puteri Harbour, Mall of Medini, and Horizon Hills Golf & Country Club. Additionally, EduCity, Malaysia’s first multi-campus education hub, operates here, contributing to the region’s vibrant educational environment.

The average residential property price in Iskandar Puteri is approximately RM660,000. In the luxurious Puteri Harbour, the Imperia condominium by UEM Sunrise is part of an integrated development featuring retail outlets and offices, with prices ranging from RM685,888 to RM4,317,888.

One notable project in Iskandar Puteri is Sunway Aviana, which offers double-storey terrace homes up to 2,012 sq ft in a gated community, starting at RM807,000. Located 5 km from the Singapore Second Link via the Coastal Highway Southern Link (CHSL), this property is ideal for those frequently traveling to Singapore.

Projects Types of Property Title Size Price
Imperia Puteri Harbour Condominium Freehold

 

813 sq ft to 4336 sq ft RM685,888 to RM4,317,888
Sunway Aviana Double-storey terrace homes Freehold

 

Up to 2,012 sq ft From RM807,000

#3 Skudai

Skudai, a town situated in the northern part of Johor, is more established compared to Iskandar Puteri. It is located about 13 km northwest of Johor Bahru’s central business district and benefits from its proximity to both Johor Bahru and Iskandar Puteri, making it a short drive from destinations such as Senai International Airport and Legoland​.

Known as a university town, Skudai is home to two prominent educational institutions: Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) and Southern University College​. This contributes to the town’s vibrant academic atmosphere.

The average residential property price in Skudai is around RM480,000. A notable high-rise property in Skudai is The Seed, a low-density apartment complex with a resort concept. These condominium units, starting at 1,240 sq ft, are listed for prices starting from RM588,000 on property websites​.

Local developer Mah Sing launched M Tiara Skudai, a project featuring double-storey terrace homes in a gated community. This development is located near mature commercial hubs, supermarkets, and shopping malls, and is surrounded by lush landscapes. It is also only 25 minutes away from the Sultan Abu Bakar CIQ Complex, providing convenient access to Singapore​.

Projects Types of Property Title Size Price
The Seed Apartment From 1,240 sq ft From RM588,000
M Tiara Skudai Double-storey terrace homes Freehold From RM698,000

#4 Kulai

Kulai, located to the north of Skudai, is a popular town with its own unique attractions. One of the main highlights is the Johor Premium Outlet (JPO), a curated shopping destination featuring international brands, which draws both local and international visitors throughout the year​.

The average property price in Kulai is around RM450,000. Notably, IOI Properties’ D’Putra Suites is recognized as the first high-rise property in Kulai. This serviced apartment complex is connected to IOI Mall and offers views of the well-known Mount Pulai, with starting prices for units at RM766,900​

For those interested in landed homes, SP Setia’s Aurinia project offers luxurious freehold semi-detached homes with barn-inspired designs. These homes have a spacious built-up size of 3,283 sq ft, starting at RM1,963,294​.

Projects Types of Property Title Size Price
D’Putra Suites Service Apartment 796 – 1,044 sq. ft. From RM 766,900
Aurinia Semi-detached homes Freehold 3,283 sq ft From RM1,963,294

#5 Permas Jaya

Permas Jaya is a suburban town in Johor Bahru that offers the tranquility of a quiet town while being conveniently close to the excitement of Johor Bahru city centre. This balance makes it a desirable location for residents seeking both peace and accessibility.

The average residential property price in Permas Jaya is around RM450,000. Central Residences, a high-rise development in Permas Jaya, is strategically located about a 10-minute drive from the CIQ Complex and the Johor-Singapore Causeway. The apartments, with various layouts starting from 932 sq ft, are listed on iProperty for prices ranging from RM384,700 to RM548,500​.

For those seeking more spacious landed properties, The Straits View offers two-storey terrace homes with a built-up size of over 2,000 sq ft. These homes feature modern contemporary designs and are situated near Johor Bahru city centre. The Straits View Homes are listed on PropertyGuru at prices starting from RM2 million​.

Projects Types of Property Title Size Price
Central Residences Apartment From 932 sq ft RM 384,700 to RM 548,500
The Straits View Homes Two-storey terrace homes From 2,173 sq ft > RM2 million

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