One major aspect that buyers look out for when buying property is accessibility to public transport. Especially for those who don’t drive, living close to the MRT will cut down travelling time.
A major exciting MRT development is the Thomson-East Coast Line, which is opening progressively and is estimated to be completed by 2024. It will consist of 32 stations, with eight interchange stations connecting to major MRT lines such as North South Line, Circle Line and East West Line.
Connecting the north, south and east regions of Singapore, the Thomson East-Coast Line is expected to serve one million residents in the long term.
As of writing, three stations are now open under Stage 1 since January 2020: Woodlands North, Woodlands and Woodlands South. Over the next two years, more MRT stations will be open, with Stage 2 to be ready in Q3 2021 and Stage 3 in 2022.
With that, here’s a list of upcoming condos along the Thomson-East Coast Line that will hit the TOP (Temporary Occupation Period) by the time the stations are ready within the next two years.
Condo near Stage 2 Thomson-East Coast Line MRT stations
Nearest MRT: Springleaf MRT (eight-minute walk)
Situated in Yishun, The Essence is ideal for those who love nature. It’s located near both Upper and Lower Seletar Reservoirs. For more recreational options, ORTO is also nearby.
Schools in the vicinity include Chung Cheng High School (Yishun) and Yishun Town Secondary School.
Condos near Stage 3 Thomson-East Coast Line MRT stations
Nearest MRT: Stevens MRT (16-minute walk)
Juniper Hill is one of the few condos located near Stevens MRT. Amenities close by include Botanic Gardens and Newton Food Centre. With Orchard being nine-minute drive away, the condo is suitable for those who frequent the shopping district.
Those with children will also be pleased to know that popular schools such as Singapore Chinese Girls’ School, Anglo-Chinese School (Barker Road) and St Joseph’s Institution will all be within 10 minutes drive.
Nearest MRT: Stevens MRT (15-minute walk)
For those keen on living close to the city, another option is The Hyde at Balmoral Road.
Similar to Juniper Hill, notable amenities nearby include Botanic Gardens and Newton Food Centre. Schools within 2km include Singapore Chinese Girls’ School, Anglo-Chinese School (Barker Road) and St Joseph’s Institution.
Nearest MRT: Stevens MRT (17-minute walk)
Keen on moving to a new home near the city this year? Sloane Residences is another condo to consider, with the CBD within 11-minute drive away.
Botanic Gardens is within a five-minute drive for nature lovers, while Orchard within is eight minutes away by car.
Nearest MRT: Orchard MRT (10-minute walk)
Located within a six-minute drive from Orchard, One Draycott is one of the new condos close to the city centre.
Prominent schools in the vicinity include Singapore Chinese Girls’ School, Anglo-Chinese School (Barker Road) and St Joseph’s Institution.
Nearest MRT: Napier MRT, Orchard Boulevard MRT, Orchard MRT (10- to 15-minute walk)
Situated along Cuscaden Road, Cuscaden Reserve is one of the new condos in Orchard.
The main shopping belt is just a seven-minute drive from the condo. If you prefer to shop somewhere less crowded, there are Tudor Court and Tanglin Mall which are closer.
Some of the schools close by are EtonHouse International Preschools and River Valley Primary School.
Nearest MRT: Orchard Boulevard MRT, Orchard MRT (six- to eight-minute walk)
If you’re interested in getting a condo at Orchard, there’s also Boulevard 88 located.
The main shopping district is within a four-minute drive, with Wheelock Place and Forum The Shopping Centre among the nearest malls.
Nearest MRT: Orchard Boulevard MRT, Orchard MRT (14- to 16-minute walk)
Another new condo in the Orchard area is 120 Grange, which is slated to be ready within this year. Besides the malls along Orchard Road, you can head to Great World City for your retail needs.
Prominent schools nearby include EtonHouse International School and River Valley Primary School, which are all within five minutes by car.
Nearest MRT: Orchard Boulevard MRT, Orchard MRT (five- to six-minute walk)
Prefer a place even closer to the main shopping belt? Located along Cuscaden Walk, this new condo is within five-minute walking distance to malls such as Wheelock Place and Ion Orchard.
3 Cuscaden is also one of the new condos that’s closest to the new MRT stations along the Thomson-East Coast Line, with Orchard MRT and Orchard Boulevard MRT just around six minutes away on foot.
Nearest MRT: Orchard MRT, Somerset MRT (nine- to 11-minute walk)
If you’re interested in getting a condo right in the heart of Orchard, 8 Hullet might just be the condo for you.
Right smack in the middle of Emerald Hill, the condo is just a stone’s throw away from the main shopping belt. One of the nearest malls, The Centrepoint, is just three minutes away on foot.
Schools in close proximity include River Valley Primary School and School of the Arts.
Nearest MRT: Great World MRT (nine-minute walk)
Located a little further away from Orchard is RV Altitude along River Valley Road, with Great World City just four minutes drive away.
For nature lovers, Fort Canning Park is a few streets away.
Keen on sending your children to a top school? River Valley Primary School will just be within ten minutes walking distance from the condo.
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