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Guide To Desa ParkCity, KL, Malaysia: An Expat-Friendly Suburban Surrounded By Parks Within 20 Minutes From KL

Residents can access a private clubhouse, medical centre and international school within Desa ParkCity.

 

Lauded for its premium homes and liveability, Desa ParkCity has been attracting homebuyers within and outside the country.  

Properties there recorded a higher price growth than those of popular expat neighbourhoods, Mont Kiara and Bangsar, according to Edge Property’s report.   

This is evident from the rise in property prices since it was first launched in 2002. The median price of Desa ParkCity homes have increased as much as 9.8% from 2015 to 2020, according to iProperty.  

For instance, the price of a two-storey terraced home in Adiva Parkhomes used to cost RM550,000 when it was first launched in 2003. Shortly after in 2010, the same homes were sold for RM1.1 million.  

What’s unique about Desa ParkCity is that it is one of the first to offer a comprehensive living ecosystem complete with amenities.   

Desa ParkCity: From Luxurious Condominiums To Bungalows Enveloped By Greenery   

Desa ParkCity is a gated community that boasts luxurious residences ranging from condominiums to bungalows enveloped by greenery.  

Within walking distance, residents will be able to access complete amenities including international schools, sports centres, a medical centre, club house, offices, church, Chinese temple, public parks and waterfront shopping as well as food districts. 

There are a total of 22 residential projects in Desa ParkCity. The sprawling 473-acre township is divided into pockets of residences. Some of the residences include the  Adora and Adiva that offer gated 2 to 3-storey courtyard terraced homes and apartments. Meanwhile, the  Ridgewood offers semi-detached homes and bungalow lots surrounded by green hills. 

One of the newest launches is Noora, an integrated development high-rise residence that offers apartments from the size of 520 sq ft to 1,282 sq ft.      

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Project  Median Price  Tenure  Size (sq ft) 
Adora  RM 1,990,000  Freehold Landed  872 – 1,367 
Adiva  RM 1,965,000  Freehold Landed  1,012 – 1,851  
Amelia  RM 2,500,000  Freehold Landed  1,830 – 8,428 
Casaman  RM 4,800,000  Freehold Landed  1,873 – 2,250 
Nadia  RM 2,180,000  Freehold Landed  1,238 – 1,399 
One Central Park  RM 1,700,000  Freehold Condo  1,033 – 1,841 
Ridgewood  RM 4,690,000  Freehold Landed  4,155 – 4,930 
Safa  RM 2,535,000 

 

Freehold Landed  1,647 – 3,563 
The Breezeway  RM 3,150,000  Freehold Landed  1,302 – 2,013 
The Mansions  RM 6,025,000  Freehold Landed  2,411 – 4,144 
The Northshore Gardens  RM 1,100,000  Freehold Landed  1,485 
The Westside One  RM 1,055,000  Freehold Condo  947 – 2,034 
The Westside Two  RM 1,043,000  Freehold Condo 

 

1,367-1,679 
Zenia  RM 2,467,500  Freehold Landed  1,087- 2,336 

Note that only projects with sufficient transaction data are included in the list.  

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History Of Desa ParkCity – An Abandoned Quarry Turned Lively Township 

Desa ParkCity is situated in the south of Bandar Menjalara in Kepong. With a long history as one of the oldest towns in Kuala Lumpur, Kepong has an established neighbourhood with many eateries and commercial hubs.  

In 1999, ParkCity Group, the property arm of Miri-based Samling Group bought a 473-acre granite quarry that was abandoned in Kepong. The development of Desa ParkCity made quite a wave as the quarry was considered too rocky. 

With an aim to create a living place that combines modernism with the communal ‘kampung’ lifestyle where residents get to interact with one another, ParkCity Group developed Desa ParkCity to what it is today. Most properties in Desa ParkCity have a freehold lease. 

The town is occupied predominantly by Chinese and recorded the highest median monthly household income of RM11,274. Although Kepong may not be the hippest neighbourhood in Kuala Lumpur, it is a family-friendly town home to the working class who have lived there throughout multiple generations. 

A Matured Neighbourhood Connected To High-End Suburbs  

Desa ParkCity is situated in the west of Kuala Lumpur nearing the border that separates Kuala Lumpur from Petaling Jaya.  

It is flanked by some of the most expat-friendly and premium neighbourhoods in Kuala Lumpur which include Mont Kiara, Sri Damansara and Bandar Utama. There are plenty of office towers in these neighbourhoods including One Mont Kiara, The MET Corporate Towers and Wisma Mont Kiara. The business and banking district in Kuala Lumpur city centre is just 20 minutes away. 

Residents in Desa ParkCity can access these bustling towns via the SPRINT Highway, Middle Ring Road 2 (MRR2), Damansara Link and Lebuhraya Damansara – Puchong.    

As for public transportation, residents can take the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) at the nearest station, Sri Damansara Sentral which is about 11 minutes away. 

Within the town of Kepong itself, residents may find many businesses that specialise in renovation and repair works including timber, tiling, plumbing and servicing of air-conditioners. 

A Self-Sustainable Town With Supermarkets, Retail And Dining Offerings 

Before Desa Park City, mixed-use townships were not very common in Kuala Lumpur. Residences were well separated from commercial and retail spaces and people would have to drive out to get their essentials. 

Desa ParkCity was one of the pioneering townships that offer a comprehensive living ecosystem to its residents. The self-sustainable township has a few supermarkets including household names like Aeon MaxValu Prime and Village Grocer as well as convenience stores such as Family Mart and 7 Eleven.  

Meanwhile, the Waterfront offers retail and dining experiences with tranquil views of a park and a 6.34-acre lake. Here, you’ll find a supermarket, pharmacy, spa, nail salon, health centre, craft store and trendy eateries such as MR. DIY, Toys ‘R ‘Us, Watsons, The Stretch Clinic, Jaslyn Cakes, Kenny Hills Bakers, Rakuzen, Starbucks Reserve and The Social. 

There are plenty of commercial and office spaces too. The commercial areas are the al-fresco mixed developments, Plaza Arkadia and Waterfront. Plaza Arkadia is known for its night-life offerings with plenty of restaurants, pubs and live performances during the weekends. 

The township also has the Sime Darby Medical Centre and its own private education institution known as The International School @ ParkCity, which follows the British education system.       

Other international schools located near Desa ParkCity include the IGB International School, French School of Kuala Lumpur and Tree Top International School.     

Lake Side Jogging Paths, Parks And ‘Country Club’ Recreation  

Residents can engage in various recreational activities in Desa ParkCity. The public Central Park comes equipped with jogging paths of 1km to 2.3 km lengths passing by a lake, water features and sculptures. The park is also fitted with a playground for the young ones.  

Many of the facilities and shops in Desa Park City are pet-friendly so pets are allowed to join their owners at the public park, shops and restaurants. 

In addition, residents can access the private clubhouse, The ParkCity Club that has sports facilities including four tennis courts, four badminton courts, dance studio, Olympic-length swimming pool and kid-friendly pool. There are also games room and playground designed for kids.

 

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