ParkCity Holdings recorded many “firsts” when it launched the 473-acre freehold township development called Desa ParkCity in Kepong, Kuala Lumpur in 2002.
The developer, a subsidiary of Samling Group from Sarawak, introduced the first gated-and-guarded strata landed homes community in the decades-old town of Kepong.
Desa ParkCity is also the first master-planned township development in the country featuring complete amenities for its residents such as an international school, a medical centre, a club house, a church, a Chinese temple, recreational parks, sports centre, offices and commercial hubs as well as 20 residential projects, living up to its slogan of being KL’s most liveable community.
It is a self-contained township, centred on the ideals of good, wholesome living, where its residents are able to foster family, neighbourhood and community ties.
One of the most popular dog-friendly parks in the city is located in this township. Many dog lovers bring their pets to the Central Park which features a lake, for some outdoor fun during weekends.
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Desa ParkCity has won multiple awards including the FIABCI World Prix d’Excellence Award 2019 and EdgeProp Malaysia’s Responsible Developer Award at EdgeProp Malaysia’s Best Managed Property Awards 2019.
Aside from the 13.9-acre central lake park, there are another two landscaped parks within the township called the East Park and the West Park, which are dog-free zones.
Its two retail hubs — The Waterfront and Plaza Arkadia — boast many restaurants, grocers and educational facilities, among others.
Although its retail hubs and parks are open to the public, security is of the utmost priority at Desa ParkCity. Many security features have been planned from the very beginning, for example, there are only two entrances into the township, all with boom gates and guarded by professional trained auxiliary police who are also found on duty around the entire development.
Those who want to enter into the various residential areas within the township will have to go through a second security checkpoint at each project.
Sandwiched between the high-end enclave of Mont’Kiara and the suburb of Petaling Jaya, Desa ParkCity is considered one of the best locations in Kuala Lumpur in terms of accessibility, given that it is only 15km away from the Kuala Lumpur city centre via several roads and highways including the Duta-Ulu Klang Expressway 2 and the New Klang Valley Expressway.
The township is also less than 6km away from the Damansara-Puchong Highway which leads to the city centre of Petaling Jaya within 15 minutes.
Being close to established areas like Kepong town, Petaling Jaya and Mont’Kiara means easy access to myriad amenities including the world’s fourth-largest shopping mall, 1 Utama Shopping Centre 8km away, two upcoming MRT (mass rapid transit) stations within a 5km radius, plus several international, primary and secondary schools within a 10km radius.
There are also markets, neighbourhood shopping malls, banks, public hospitals and commercial hubs just within a leisurely 10 to 15 minutes’ drive away. It is no wonder that Desa ParkCity is one of the most sought-after developments in the country.
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International buyers and tenants like Desa ParkCity for its green and low-density environment compared with expatriate hotspots such as Mont’Kiara and Bangsar which are more crowded and busier. Hence, Desa ParkCity tends to attract expats with families or foreigners who want to make Malaysia their home.
EdgeProp.my data shows that from 2015
to 2019, there were easily more than a hundred residential properties transacted annually.
In 2019, homes at Desa ParkCity recorded
an average transacted price of RM857 psf.
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Transactions at high-rise luxury condominiums One Central Park, The Northshore Gardens and The Westside II made up the bulk of sales in the development over the period from 2017 to 2019.
The 45-storey One Central Park lies next to the Central Park overlooking the lake. It is designed in such a way that residents here would feel like they were living within the park. Units here were transacted at an average price of RM966psf or RM1.37 million.
The Northshore Gardens enjoys panoramic views of parklands, lakes, hills and the city skyline. The 40-storey park-fronting condominium was completed in January 2011. Over the period from 2017 to 2019, units here recorded an average transacted price of RM833 psf or RM1.34 million.
Meanwhile, The Westside II fronts the West Park and is further away from the commercial hub,offering a quieter environment. The average transacted price of The Westside II units over the same period was about RM802 psf or RM1.23 million.
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