For investors interested in catching better rental opportunities and yields, buying homes near international schools is a big plus. The trend of expats choosing to live off-city in suburbs near schools is picking up as more companies are cost-cutting on expat packages and perks, including housing allowances. Currently, the more popular housing choice for expats is new condominiums in the mid-range market (the rent is around S$4,000-S$7,000/month).
To help you out, we’ve rounded-up for you some mid-range new properties near to popular international schools: UWCSEA, Tanglin Trust School, Singapore American School and Australian International School Singapore.
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UWCSEA (Dover Road Campus)
UWCSEA is an International Baccalaureate private institution with over 5,000 kindergarten to higher school students from over 80 nationalities, predominantly India, USA, UK, Australia, Korea and Japan.
New developments near UWCSEA (Dover Road campus) include:
1. SeaHill | Distance from UWCSEA: 4.1km
D5 (West Coast Road) | TOP: 2016 | Price: Resale available from around S$900,000
Seahill is a luxurious condominium located along West Coast Link, across from West Coast Park, which boasts a sea view. The development comprises of 338 units in four housing types: SOHO apartments, apartment units, townhouse, and serviced residences – all managed by developer. Those living in serviced residences can access the concierge and housekeeping services.
Shopping malls such as West Coast Plaza is located within 10 minutes’ walk from Seahill. Vivocity and Resort World Sentosa are around 10 minutes’ drive away. Amenities include BBQ pits, lap pool, kid’s pool, spa pool, mist spa pool, outdoor fitness, jogging tracks, massage pavilion, plunge pool, fitness balcony.
2. Village@Pasir Panjang | Distance from UWCSEA: 4.4km
D5 (West Coast Road) | TOP: 2016 | Price: TBC
Village @ Pasir Panjang presents 148 exclusive units consisting of 2-4 bedroom apartment units and 3-4 bedroom penthouses. The central feature of this development is the 8,000 square foot 3D lawn – called the “padang” – which is tilted towards the swimming pool.
The development is close to Haw Par Villa MRT station and Kent Ridge MRT station, as well as several shopping centres including West Coast Plaza and Clementi Mall.
3. The Trilinq | Distance from UWCSEA: 3.8km
D5 (West Coast Road) | TOP: 2017 | Price: Starts at S$777,000
The Triling consists of 3 Blocks and 755 units which overlooks Sungei Ulu Pandan and the Pandan Reservoir. The development offers 1-4 bedroom apartments as well as penthouses. The Trilling is 10-minutes’ walk away from Clementi Town Centre, Clementi MRT station and bus interchange, Clementi Mall and the Sports Centre.
Amenities include a water plaza, reflective waters, floating pavilion, pine forest trail, tea house, oasis spa, maze, green pod, 40m lap pool, viewing towers, as well as a children’s clubhouse.
4. The Orient | Distance from UWCSEA: 4.6km
D5 (West Coast Road) | TOP: 2017 | Price: Starts at S$807,000
Located right next to Haw Par Villa MRT station (Circle Line), The Orient is a freehold development which comprises of 52 units in a 5-storey modern building. Built like a smart home, each unit comprises of a home automation system. The apartment’s amenities include common barbecue pit areas, gymnasium, hydrotherapy pool and a rooftop lap pool.
5. Pebble Breeze | Distance from UWCSEA: 4.0km
D5 (West Coast Road) | TOP: 2017 | Price: TBC
Pebble Breeze is a clustered housing project that is located along Pasir Panjang Road and comprises of six 3-storey semi-detached houses. Each house size ranges from 5,156 square feet to 6,329 square feet. The development is around 500m away from Haw Par Villa MRT station and is around 10 minutes drive away from the CBD – Vivo City / Keppel area.
Each unit in Pebble Breeze contains its own private drive-in garage, elevator to the common recreation space, pool and a roof terrace.
Tanglin Trust School (Portsdown Road)
Tanglin Trust School was established in 1925 and provides a British-based curriculum for kindergarten to higher school students aged 3 to 18 years old. There are currently over 2,700 students enrolled of which 60-70% of students are British passport holders. Secondary school students progress through General Certificate of Secondary Education (I/GCSE) and move into either A Level or IB examinations.
New properties nearby Tanglin Trust School include:
1. Leedon Residence | Distance from Tanglin Trust School: 3.8km
D10 (Holland Road) | TOP: 2015 | Price: S$2,290,000
Leedon Residence is a freehold development in the prime District 10. It comprises of a total of 381 3-4 bedroom housing units in a large 5-hectares area. The development is nearby expat-heavy townships including Holland Village, Dempsey Hill, Tanglin Village, Botanical Gardens and Orchard Road.
The architecture and design of Leedon Residence is nature-centric – integrated amenities include a 200m forest walk, courtyard gardens and a water court. Another special feature is Leedon Residence’s Dining Lounge which is adorned with Swarovski crystals.
2. Pollen & Bleu | Distance from Tanglin Trust School: 3.8km
D1 (Farrer Road) | TOP: 2018 | Price: S$1,190,000
Pollen & Bleu comprises of 106 unique-looking residential units of 1-5 bedrooms and penthouses (with or without attic). The project is around 700m away from Farrer MRT station and a mere 5 minutes drive from Orchard Road.
Amenities in Pollen & Bleu has been constructed with nature in mind. There are three levels of facilities – 1st floor, which consists of a series of gardens and BBQ pavilions, 4th floor, which consists of a sky garden and sky pools, and the rooftop which houses the viewing deck and connecting bridge between the development’s two blocks.
3. Commonwealth Towers | Distance from Tanglin Trust School: 2.6km
D3 (Commonwealth Avenue) | TOP: 2019 | Price: S$700,000
Commonwealth Towers houses 845 residential units in two 43-storey towers – illuminating the skylines of Commonwealth Avenue. The project is just 10 minutes drive to Orchard Road and the CBD, and is a 2-minute walk from Queenstown MRT station (part of the Green Line).
The condominium’s amenities include a clubhouse, 3 function rooms, indoor gym, tennis court, 50m swimming pool and sun deck, dining pavilions, BBQ areas and multiple sky terraces.
Singapore American School (Woodlands)
The Singapore American School is a co-educational school accredited by U.S.-based Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). As one of Singapore’s very first international schools, the Singapore American School houses over 4,000 students from over 50 nationalities, of which two thirds are American citizens. The school offers a standards-based curriculum from elementary school to high school which is aligned to recommendations of U.S. professional associations. At the end of schooling life, students will undertake the SATS for admission into college / university.
New properties nearby the Singapore American School include:
1. Bellewoods (EC) | Distance from Singapore American School: 2.5km
D25 (Woodlands) | TOP: 2018 | Price: S$638,000
Also featured in our Best New Condominium Gardens Collection, Bellewoods is a 60,000 sq meters development comprising of 561 two to five-bedroom units. The project is a short distance away from Woodlands South MRT station and will be one stop away from Woodlands Central, an integrated transport hub connecting the Thomson Line with North South Line and the Rapid Transit Link to Johor Bahru.
The project offers a plethora of ‘forest’ amenities including the Aquatic Forestand Urban Forest, both housing the development’s main facilities such as the lap pool and recreational areas, Bamboo Forest, which has been reserved for meditation and yoga, Evergreen Forest, comprising of enchanting pavilions and the Evergreen Chill Out Bar, Wellness Forest, and the Mangrove Forest for long walks and jogs.
2. Forestville (EC) | Distance from Singapore American School: 3.6km
D25 | TOP: 2016 | Price: S$594,700
Forestville is an Executive Condominium comprising of 653 residential units within 14 blocks of 13-storey towers. The development boasts full condominium facilities including a tennis court, jogging track and 50m lap pool. Forestville is located along Woodlands Avenue 5, a short walk away from Woodlands South MRT station.
3. Twin Fountains | Distance from Singapore American School: 4.2km
D25 | TOP: 2016 | Price: S$772,830
Twin Fountains is a development by Frasers Centrepoint and contains 418 units of 2-5 bedroom units. The project is 1.4km from Admiralty MRT Station and a short distance away from Vista Point, Causeway Point and Woodlands Civic Centre. Amenities are divided into 6 leisure water-themed zones and include facilities such as spa pool, Villa spa, Villa pool, water lounge, a 50m lap pool, several mini waterfalls / water features and a water reflexology.
Australian International School Singapore
The Australian International School Singapore is a co-educational international school made up of two sub-schools, an Elementary School (Preschool to Year 5), and a Secondary School (Year 6 to Year 12). Final year students have a choice of taking the International Baccalaureate programme or the New South Wales Board of Studies Higher School Certificate examinations. Currently, there are approximately 2,600 students enrolled in the school, over two thirds are students with Australian and New Zealand citizenship.
New developments near Australian International School Singapore include:
1. Haus@Serangoon Gardens | Distance from Australian International School: 1.7km
D19 | TOP: 2016 | Price: S$638,000
There are 97 units of 5-bedroom terrace houses in this luxurious development by City Developments. Each terrace house comprises of a spacious living and dining room space, and an open-riser staircase with natural lighting. This environmentally sustainable project is the first ever landed housing estate in Singapore to receive the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) Green Mark Platinum award.
Haus@Serangoon Gardens is walking distance from bus stops along the adjacent Berwick Drive, and is a short distance away from hangouts such as Serangoon Garden Circus, Serangoon Gardens Country Club and myVillage.
2. Castello | Distance from Australian International School: 1.4km
D13 | TOP: 2017 | Price: Resale Available
Castello is a cluster of detached homes with 6 two-storey exclusive units, including the basement and attic. Each house is 4586 – 5016 sq foot and comprises of two car park lots at the basement, a personal pool and a roof terrace Jacuzzi.
The development is in close proximity to Chomp Chomp, one of Singapore’s top food areas, NEX shopping mall, Junction 8 and Greenwich V. Located right next to the Australian International School Singapore, Castello is a mere 500m walk away from Lorong Chuan MRT station (Yellow Line).
3. Daisy Suites | Distance from Australian International School: 1.4km
D13 | TOP: 2017 | Price: S$1,254,000
Daisy Suites near Braddell Road is a low-rise condominium and consists of 25 two to five bedroom units. The property is around 1km away from Serangoon and Lorong Chuan MRT stations, and is a short distance away from NTUC Fairprice and Cold Storage Supermarkets. The Australian International School Singapore is a very short 5 minute drive away through Braddell Road.
Facilities at Daisy Suites include Swimming Pool, Pool Deck, BBQ Area, Outdoor Gym, Car Drop Off Point, Entrance Lobby/ Waiting Area and Nature Trail with Peddle Stone.
4. E Maisons | Distance from Australian International School: 1.6km
D13 | TOP: 2016 | Price: Resale available
E Maisons (The Maisons) is a luxurious 1-3 bedroom and penthouse loft apartment inspired by baronial architecture, living and style. Located near Braddell Road, the project features 130 units with their own private porch and family-centric layouts. The centrepieces of the project include its scented woods decors, pleasure gardens and verdant avenues. Other relaxation-themed amenities include the moon deck, athletes’ bay, pets’ trail and yoga lawn.
5. The Quinn | Distance from Australian International School: 2.2km
D19 | TOP: 2016 | Price: Resale available
Inspired by the French Indochina, The Quinn is a flashback to the colonial era with its distinct Mansard roof, oriental foliage and courtyard, grandiose white and black structure, and detailed ornamental finishes. Located at the private Bartley district, the project is 1km away from Serangoon MRT station and a short travel to Nex Mall, Chomp Chomp Food Centre and Laserflair. Amenities include a pond, jacuzzi, gymnasium, kids’ pool, timber deck, pavilion, lap pool and courtyards.
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