SINGAPORE - In anticipation of the Primary 1 registration process next month, this series takes a closer look at homes to rent or buy near popular schools.
This week, we venture to the north zone, where parents may be enrolling their children in schools such as Rosyth School, Ai Tong School, Jiemin Primary School, Kheng Cheng School and Innova Primary School.
One of the most sought-after schools in the area, Ang Mo Kio's Rosyth is near landed homes, Housing Board flats and private condominiums.
At Fontaine Parry, completed in 2010, seven units are up for sale on the STProperty website.
The average asking price is $978 per sq ft (psf) for a two-bedder, $1,292 psf for a three-bedder, and $1,115 psf for a four-bedder, the listings show. Recent transacted prices at the 999-year leasehold site, within 1 km of Rosyth, are around $1,122 psf.
Also nearby is 99-year leasehold Regentville, with 10 units listed for sale and 10 for rent. The units for sale have an asking price of $774 psf on average for a two-bedder and $858 psf on average for a three-bedder. Recent sales have been transacted at $818 psf. Other developments in the area include Kensington Park, with three units listed for sale and two for rent.
Ai Tong School
Another well-known school is Ai Tong School, along Bright Hill Drive. Within walking distance are Bishan Point and The Gardens At Bishan, both 99-year leasehold, and the freehold Flame Tree Park.
At Bishan Point, just across the road from Ai Tong, a two-bedder is listed for sale on STProperty at an asking price of $1,327 psf. There are also two three-bedders for sale, with an average price tag of $1,072 psf, and two similar units for rent.
The Gardens At Bishan has two- and three-bedders for sale at $1,254 psf and $1,144 psf on average respectively. Flame Tree Park has a few three-bedders for sale at $1,225 psf on average.
Jiemin Primary School
Further north in Yishun, parents interested in living near Jiemin Primary can consider the 99-year leasehold Euphony Gardens or the freehold Northwoods.
Both are along Jalan Mata Ayer, within 1 km of Jiemin Primary. STProperty has four Euphony Gardens units for sale - a three-bedroom unit and three four-bedders - at an average asking price of $770 psf. Units were recently sold at an average of $685 psf. There are also four Northwoods three-bedders for sale at an average of $1,000 psf.
Kheng Cheng School
Near Kheng Cheng School in Toa Payoh are Trellis Towers, Oleander Towers and Trevista.
Trellis Towers, the only freehold development of the three, has 16 three-bedders for rent on STProperty. There are also three units listed for sale, but these are smaller one- and two-bedders.
Nearby is Oleander Towers, which has seven three-bedders for sale. The smaller units of 1,152 sq ft are asking an average of $1,158 psf, while the larger units of 1,582 sq ft in size are listed at an average price of $982 psf.
At Trevista, built in 2011, there are seven units for rent and 20 for sale. Most are three-bedders, with an average price of $1,481 psf. Trellis Towers and Oleander Towers are near Toa Payoh MRT Station. Trevista is nearer to Braddell MRT Station.
Innova Primary School
Families interested in living near Innova Primary in Woodlands have plenty of choice.
Within 1 km of the school are five 99-year leasehold developments: Rosewood, Rosewood Suites, Woodgrove Condominium, Casablanca and La Casa.
The oldest, and most affordable, is Woodgrove, where a handful of three-bedders are up for sale at an average price tag of $792 psf. Next is La Casa, an executive condominium, with more than 50 units listed for sale. Three-bedders have an average asking price of $808 psf.
More information can be found on the www.STProperty.sg website.
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