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3 developments along the North-East Line to put in your house-hunting bucket list in 2021

Getting a condo unit situated near an MRT station is always a plus — especially if you’re living along the purple line. It’s accessible, and you can get to the city area conveniently without much of a hassle.

The North-East line runs from Punggol to HarbourFront, passing by central areas like Serangoon and the city centre, Dhoby Ghaut. From end to end, the North-East line is just slightly more than 30 minutes, which makes travelling to town quick and convenient.

Additionally, you can change lines easily to the circle line, red line, blue line, and green line on various stations, making it easy to get around all parts of Singapore!

If you’re looking for a new condo located along the North-East line, you’ll need to check out some of these developments.

1) The Florence Residences

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In the heartlands

The Florence Residences is located between Kovan and Hougang MRT. Residents in the estate can take a 6 to 8 minute walk or take the complimentary shuttle bus service to either MRT stations.

With easy access to Hougang MRT station, residents can also look forward to the upcoming Cross Island Line (CRL) that connects them across the island. Comprising 12 stations in Phase 1, the CRL will connect homeowners of The Florence Residences to common recreational spaces such as Changi Beach Park and Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park.

Since the estate is situated in the heartlands, you’ll get to enjoy a wide range of food in the area too. From hidden cafes to long-time hawkers, Hougang and Kovan are known for quality eateries featured in newspapers and food blogs.

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All the perks of luxury living

This isn’t one of those run-off-the-mill condos. The Florence Residences features a wide range of lifestyle activities and classes within the estate. In the first two years, residents get complimentary access to in-house pilates classes and other services — great for busy working adults who want to find balance in their hectic lives.

Interested in picking up a new skill? The condo has fun craft workshops and classes for you to try your hand at — from fitness and dance, cooking and baking, to niche skills such as flower arrangement. And that’s not all — children of all ages can also take up music classes.

There are even concierge services and 24/7 parcel collection facilities to ensure that all your needs are met and cared for.

Residents can enjoy the perks of luxury living with 12 clubs and 128 facilities right at the doorstep. With the wide array of facilities within your reach, this is truly a home that inspires and fuels your interests.

Various floor plans to suit your needs

Unlike most condos, there’s a wide range of floor plans to choose from at The Florence Residences.

You get to choose from 1 to 5 bedroom floor plans, depending on the space you need and the uses you’d wish to allocate to each room.

Now that many of us are working from home, it would be great to create a home office that’s designed to help with your productivity. Having an extra room for your home office can help you organise your space and create separation for your work life and home life.

For instance, the 3-bedroom, 4-bedroom and 5-bedroom units at The Florence Residences provide an upfront option for carving out a study area.

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Integrated health and wellness space

After a long day at work, you can head down to the Onsen, Salt Water Pool or Hot & Cold Plunge Pools to soak away the stress and rejuvenate your mind and body.

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If you’re a bike enthusiast, you’ll be glad to know that The Florence Residences features facilities such as Biker’s Hangout, Pavilion and Grooming Corner. With dedicated bicycle washing bays, mounts and repair stations, modern families can spend their weekend exploring the different parks connected to the condo.

The Florence Residences is also great for kids maintaining an active lifestyle. Featuring an open outdoor play area with slides and a pavilion for complimentary lifestyle activities, the facilities at this condo are designed to encourage activity and interaction among residents.

2) Uptown @ Farrer

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Accessible location

Located along the city fringes, Uptown @ Farrer is perfect for those who want a balance between privacy and easy access to the city. Just across from the condo is City Square Mall, where you can find enrichment schools catered to young children, and even children-friendly high element activities and fitness gyms suitable for adults.

Farrer Park MRT, which is just next to the condo, is only two stops to Dhoby Ghaut, one of Singapore’s liveliest areas.

If you prefer more traditional local food and heritage sites, you can take four stops from Farrer Park MRT to Chinatown. There, you’ll find lots of authentic hawkers and boutique bars and cafes that make great spots to hang out in the evening or on the weekend.

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Perfect for modern families

One of the best facilities that Uptown @ Farrer offers is its smart home provisions that easily syncs with your devices and smart home appliances.

As most of us work from home, you can tap into the in-built smart technology and make your work-from-home-experience a seamless one. This is great for those who own smart kitchen appliances and want to manage your smart home ecosystem.

If you have kids or are planning to, Uptown @ Farrer is also conveniently located near several educational institutions. For instance, Hong Wen School and Farrer Park Primary School are just a 2-minute drive away, while LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore Management University (SMU) and School of the Arts Singapore (SOTA) are all within a 5 minutes drive.

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Amazing design

Uptown @ Farrer is easy to spot with its beautiful exterior architecture.

What’s more impressive is it’s skyline silhouette and the relaxing pool that’s surrounded by greenery within the estate.

After a long day staring at the screen, it’s great to step out and take a breather. It’s not hard to take your mind off the stresses of life when you’re surrounded by calming foliage and facilities specially catered to residents’ wellbeing.

Uptown @ Farrer comes a variety of floor plans. From 2-bedroom, 3-bedroom, 4-bedroom to 5-bedroom Duplex units, there’s sure to be something for your family.

3) The Landmark

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Convenient location for work and entertainment

Just 500m away from Chinatown, The Landmark is great for those who love to be surrounded by culture and heritage. It’s currently serviced by 3 walkable MRT lines (i.e. Downtown Line, North-East Line and East-West Line) from Chinatown and Outram MRT, as well as upcoming Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL).

A location for Live, Work and Play, you will have easy access to boutique stores, bars, cafes, and a wide range of authentic local food in the area as well. Additionally, being located so near to the CBD makes it extremely convenient for days where you have to go back to the office for meetings.

Whether it’s meeting friends for a drink, going to town for shopping or getting to work, everything you need is just a stone’s throw away.

Quiet and serene environment

Although it’s located in the city area, The Landmark is quiet and tranquil. Its single tower development had 396 units and is situated atop Pearl’s Hill City Park, away from the hustle and bustle.

Since it’s a relatively small estate, residents get to enjoy more privacy than the usual condo. Whether you’re single, a young couple, or have a big family, you’ll love the luxury and privacy that The Landmark has to offer.

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Wide range of facilities

The Landmark offers five decks of lifestyle facilities located in this single tower condo. Featuring jacuzzi spa, a fitness gym, a pilates deck, a heritage view deck and lush of greenery, The Landmark lets residents wind down at the comfort of their estate — perfect after a long day of work.

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With holistic lifestyle facilities spanning from home entertaining to outdoor recreation and physical fitness, the gem in The Landmark is the 50 metre Infinity Pool which lets you swim along the canopy of the well-aged Tembusu trees from the nearby park.

With the variety of amenities, this condo offers an extraordinary experience for residents looking for more than just a home to return to.

Affordable condos near MRT

The North-East Line is one of the most convenient and direct lines in Singapore. It runs through the heart of the city and also passes by the more popular heartlands.

Whether you’re a family with kids going to school or a young couple looking to live in amidst the excitement of the city, getting a condo along the North-East Line will definitely complement your lifestyle.

Source: https://deals.propertyguru.com.sg/property-offers/singapore-real-estate-reboot-2021-1/article/3-developments-along-north-east-line-to-put-in-your-house-hunting-bucket-list-2021-6