Searching for resale HDB flats conveniently located near Singapore's top secondary schools? Look no further
Here's a list of the flats ( and their prices) within walking distance of some of country's elite schools.
If your child has snagged a spot at a prestigious secondary school in Singapore, then you most likely would want to make their commute as convenient and comfortable as possible.
Here are five resale HDB units near top secondary schools in Singapore which might help in planning your (potential) move.
Where: 108 Bishan Street 12
Nearby school: Raffles Institution
Nearest MRT: Bishan
Size: 688 sq ft (two beds, two baths)
Sale price: S$399 000
PSF sale price: S$579.94
Raffles Institution is pretty much the most prestigious school in Singapore, with the exception of Hwa Chong. While there isn’t any public housing nearby Hwa Chong, Raffles is located in Bishan, so there are plenty of HDB blocks to choose from in the vicinity.
Units at 108 Bishan Street 12, for instance, is a short 10-minute walk away. It’s also close to Bishan MRT (six minutes away, to be precise).
Where: 171 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 4
Nearby school: CHIJ St Nicholas Girls’ School
Nearest MRT: Ang Mo Kio, Mayflower (upcoming)
Size: 1367 sq ft (three beds, two baths)
Sale price: S$580 000
PSF sale price: S$424.29
Flats at 171 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 4 are incredibly near CHIJ St Nicholas Girls’ School – we’re talking one minute away.
The block is relatively far away from public transport as of now. Ang Mo Kio, which is the nearest MRT station, is about 18 minutes away by bus. But don’t let that bother you, because Mayflower MRT is currently under construction, and once it opens in 2020, you’ll find commuting a breeze.
Where: 14 Kampong Arang
Nearby school: Dunman High
Nearest MRT: Mountbatten
Size: 1,367 sq ft (four beds, two baths)
Sale price: S$680 000
PSF sale price: S$497.44
Many of the best schools in Singapore are single-sex, but Dunman High is an anomaly. This co-ed school, which is located at Kallang, offers both the Integrated Programme (IP) and Special Assistance Plan (SAP).
If you’re gunning for your kid to get into Dunman High, consider staying at 14 Kampong Arang.
Where: 291 Bishan Street 24
Nearby school: Catholic High
Nearest MRT: Bishan
Size: 1,324 sq ft (three beds, two baths)
Sale price: S$618 000
PSF sale price: S$466.77
Aside from Raffles Institution, Bishan is also home to another prestigious school, Catholic High. The secondary section offers both a four-year GCE Ordinary Level Programme and a six-year Integrated Programme (where students finish up their fifth and sixth years in Eunoia Junior College). For those who want to live near Catholic High, flats at 291 Bishan Street 24 are a good bet.
Where: 132 Lorong Ah Soo
Nearby school: Paya Lebar Methodist Girls’ School (Secondary)
Nearest MRT: Serangoon, Bartley
Size: 1,625 sq ft (four beds, three baths)
Sale price: S$660 000
PSF sale price: $406.15
Paya Lebar Methodist Girls’ School might not be in the same league as Raffles or Hwa Chong, but it’s nevertheless a prestigious school that has churned out several alumni, including former Minister for Law E.W. Barker and Nominated Member of Parliament Chia Yong Yong. Flats at 132 Lorong Ah Soo are located directly opposite the school, and some are sizeable double-storey units that comes with ample space.
This story first appeared on 99.co.