Moving to Singapore because of a work opportunity is not easy especially if you have to bring the family along. However, it will be one of the best decisions you will ever make. Bringing the family along with you will surely give you more inspiration at the end of the day. The good thing about Singapore is its multi-cultural population and diverse neighborhoods.
Singapore may be small but it boasts of culture-packed districts ideal for expat families. For sure you will find a good neighborhood in time. The best thing to do is to consider the help of real estate agents. You can browse through the Council of Estate Agents as a start. Aside from looking for real estate agents, you should prepare yourself. Keep in mind that hunting for condo units is a grueling process. As a start, you can consider the following child-friendly neighborhoods:
Orchard is the ideal place to start out if you want to feel the buzz of city living. This is a prime location so expect that the cost per square meter is higher compared to other areas. It is close to retail, food and beverage outlets, international schools, entertainment centers and many more.
If your children love al fresco dining and river cruising, River Valley is the ideal place. It boasts of high-rise condo units facing the river having large balconies. The area is a blend of city living but having more space. It is twenty minutes of walk from the CBD (Central Business District) plus it is near to ISS International School.
Tanglin is a charming neighborhood featuring the Singapore Botanical Gardens. The area has low-rise condos and family-friendly houses surrounded by embassies. There is also the Tanglin Mall with many toy stores for your kids and cafes to hang out after buying groceries. Nearby schools include White Lodge Preschool and the Avondale Grammar School.
Holland Village is a popular neighborhood for expats. It features abundant restaurants and bars. There is a nearby Chip Bee Gardens, which is lined with many restaurants and gourmet food stores. For children, there is Clementi Mall having Art Friend and Fair Price Finest.
Upper Bukit Timah
If your family loves nature, there is no better place than Bukit Timah. It is home to Mayfair Modern Beauty World and it nestles the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve. The reserve offers many outdoor activities perfect for the whole family. Basically, Bukit Timah offers a semi-suburban vibe. You will love the Circus hawker center, restaurants, and boutique shops. For the kids, it is near Turf City and Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden. It is near to Blue House Nursery & International Preschool.
As soon as you find the perfect place for the family, settle right away. It will be fun to discover the city together with the family.