Petaling Jaya is not what it used to be. Before the township obtained its city status back in 2006, it was a different time for all. Working in the vicinity of condos in Petaling Jaya? No need to worry, parking fees rarely went above the basic RM10 per day. Hungry but only have RM8 in your pockets? That’s enough for a meal and dessert.
Times have changed since then. Today, Petaling Jaya is one of the busiest cities in Malaysia and a robust tourist destination with its growing list of commercial, business and residential districts. The metropolitan town hosts a plethora of shopping areas and exquisite eateries, where groups of locals stream in on weekends.
Rent has decidedly become a new age headache, hitting its average mark of RM3,042.50 for a three-bedroom apartment, with utilities not included. However, there are still condos offering reasonable rent in the area; you just have to do a little scouring.
Luckily, we have done all the work for you. Here are some affordable condos to rent in Petaling Jaya, smooth and easy travelling included!
1. Pangsapuri Seri Setia
Historically known as the ex-tin mining town, Seri Setia is an area that grants its residents convenient access to the Federal Highway, Damansara-Puchong Highway (LDP), New Pantai Expressway (NPE) and Jalan Klang Lama.
Pangsapuri Seri Setia offers the standard facilities that come with living in a condo, including your own parking space, a jogging track, gymnasium and swimming pool. It is considerably affordable with a median rental price of RM1,500 per month. Facilities and major highways aside, you’ll also be pleased to find cheap and yummy food at nearby restaurants and weekly night markets.
2. Emporis Kota Damansara
Emporis Kota Damansara is strategically located along Persiaran Surian with many amenities nearby, such as the Kota Damansara MRT Station, which is less than 1 km away, Tropicana Medical Centre, Sunway Giza and Sunway Nexis. It is also close to educational institutions like Sri KDU International School and SEGI University and College.
On top of that, you can smoothly go shopping at Ikea Damansara, The Curve, Tesco and 1 Utama, which are all a short 10-minute drive from the complex.
As for in-building facilities, Emporis does not mess around. Residents are luxuriously pampered in this area with a garden deck, and pavilion, BBQ terrace, herb garden, tennis court, exercise lawn, jacuzzi lounge, yoga deck, sauna and more. Wow, all that a median price of RM1,800 per month!
3. Seventeen Residences
A serviced residence formerly known as Biji Living, this condo is located in Seksyen 17, Petaling Jaya. You’d get public amenities and a shopping mall just a walk or skip away, depending on how many calories you wish to burn on that day. Approximately 1.3km away is the Phileo Damansara MRT station, while TTDI is a mere 10-minute drive. Moreover, the area has an excellent road network, with direct access to highways like the LDP, SPRINT and Federal Highway.
For a median price of RM1,900 a month, residents can enjoy facilities such as a beautiful landscape garden, jogging path, gymnasium and swimming pool. There’s also a playground for your little ones should you have any.
4. Icon Residenz 1 @Icon City
This complex is made up of service apartments, the SoHo and SoVo offices, a hotel and several retail shops. Situated at the intersection of Federal Highway and the LDP, the condos in Petaling Jaya offer great connectivity to major roads such as NKVE, NPE, KESAS and ELITE. The nearest public transit nodes are Setia Jaya KTM station and the Sunway-Setia Jaya BRT station, about 3.5km away.
Icon Residenz offers top-notch facilities, as well. What do you think of a BBQ deck, sun deck, sky pool and a roof garden? Sounds like a lovely place to set up house indeed, and all for a median rental price of RM1,900 per month.
5. Maisson Ara Damansara
Nestled along the Subang Airport Road, Ara Damansara provides exclusive amenities and access to notable locations like Bandar Utama, Sunway and Subang Jaya. Through the LRT line extension, you would arrive at the heart of Petaling Jaya in about three to five stops.
You can opt for an affordable studio unit at Maisson Ara Damansara, with rent prices as low as RM1,200 a month. That way, you can still reap the advantages of its exclusive amenities, such as landscaped gardens, a sky garden, dining terrace, gymnasium, pool and even a nearby kindergarten for the kids.
Gain access to nearby eateries and shopping centres like Citta Mall, Oasis Square, Paradigm Mall and more. If you are a college student studying at KBU, KDU or SEGI, this condo is perfect in terms of price and comfortable travelling.
Since its transformation from neighbourhood malls to commercial and high-rise residential developments, Petaling Jaya’s properties can provide anyone working or studying in the vicinity with a comfortable living environment. Now with this list of recommendations, we hope you’ll find the best-suited condo for you that’s both affordable and short-journeyed.