Bukit Timah Turf City: A Rare Homeownership Opportunity in a Prime District

Bukit Timah Turf City: A Rare Homeownership Opportunity in a Prime District

The government recently announced a transformative development plan for the former Bukit Timah Turf City, aiming to integrate homes with amenities, nature, and heritage in one of Singapore's most coveted districts. This site, which had been leased out for recreational and lifestyle use until the end of last year, will soon see the construction of 15,000 to 20,000 public and private homes over the next 20 to 30 years.

Key Highlights of the Bukit Timah Turf City Development:

  1. Prime Location and Connectivity:

    • MRT Stations: Sixth Avenue Station on the Downtown Line and the upcoming Turf City Station on the Cross Island Line, expected to be completed in 2032.
    • Accessibility: Conveniently located near major expressways such as the Bukit Timah Expressway and the Pan Island Expressway.
  2. Distinctive Neighbourhoods:

    • Stables Commune Neighbourhood: Featuring small-scale lifestyle shops along Dunearn Road.
    • Racecourse Neighbourhood: Anchored around the grandstands, providing a civic heart with sports, recreational, community, and commercial amenities.
    • Saddle Club Knolls Neighbourhood: Development of lifestyle nodes around the former Bukit Timah Saddle Club clubhouse.
    • Fairways Quarters: Family-friendly activities and open spaces.
    • Tinggi Hills Neighbourhood: Residential developments with views of the Central Catchment Nature Reserve and Bukit Tinggi.
  3. Integration of Heritage and Nature:

    • Feasibility studies on 27 structures, including grandstands, a racetrack, and bungalows, to determine if they can be retained and repurposed.
    • Retention of most of Eng Neo Avenue Forest and Bukit Tinggi to preserve natural landscapes.
  4. Educational Hub:

    • Proximity to reputable schools such as Methodist Girls’ School, Pei Hwa Presbyterian Primary School, Raffles Girls’ Primary School, Nanyang Girls’ High School, and National Junior College.
  5. Diverse Housing Options:

    • Future HDB flats likely to be launched under the Prime Location Public Housing (PLH) model, representing the first new public housing in Bukit Timah in 40 years.
    • The site is surrounded by numerous freehold condos, including Maple Woods, The Cascadia, The Tessarina, Royalgreen, and The Nexus.

Strong Demand and Price Trends:

  • Freehold Condos in District 21: These properties have shown impressive price growth, making them attractive choices for homebuyers. The average price for freehold condos in District 21 has increased significantly over the past decade, outperforming District 10 and islandwide averages.
  • Good Class Bungalow Areas (GCBAs): High demand for GCBs near the site, with notable price trends and resale activity.

Gazing into the Future:

The Bukit Timah Turf City development promises to enhance the area's vibrancy with new amenities and a pedestrian-friendly environment. The introduction of HDB flats under the PLH model will offer more affordable housing options while maintaining Bukit Timah's exclusive residential charm.

Summary and Key Takeaways:

  • Prime Location: Bukit Timah Turf City is a highly sought-after area with excellent connectivity and amenities.
  • Integrated Development: A blend of homes, heritage, nature, and lifestyle amenities.
  • Distinctive Neighbourhoods: Each with its unique identity and purpose.
  • Educational Proximity: Close to reputable schools, enhancing the area's appeal for families.
  • Diverse Housing: A mix of public and private housing, including PLH flats and freehold condos.
  • Strong Price Growth: Notable appreciation in property values, particularly in District 21.

The transformation of Bukit Timah Turf City into a modern, integrated housing estate is a remarkable opportunity for homebuyers and investors. The blend of prime location, connectivity, amenities, and historical preservation makes this development a standout in Singapore's real estate landscape.

As a real estate agent, I can provide you with detailed insights and guidance on this exciting development. Contact me today to stay updated on the latest news and opportunities at Bukit Timah Turf City. Let's explore how you can secure your place in this prime district.


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