Unless you were pointed in the right direction by a good samaritan before you arrived in Singapore, it seems most of us ended up sobbing in our serviced apartments after viewing ‘family friendly’ condos with outdoor spaces that doubled as visitors’ car parks. So, we took to Facebook to ask our lovely readers what they’ve found to be the top complexes for those of us who are here en famille. We’re talking vibey playgrounds, spacious living areas, rocking barbecue pits and, of course, location, location, location. Here goes…
“Totally settled at Hacienda on the East Coast at Siglap. Five minute walk to shops and 10 minutes to the East Coast Park. Kids play together every day in the condo pool, spacious playground and lawns. And we parents have regular get togethers too. Love it!” Katie
“Amaranda Gardens, Serangoon. Lorong Chuan MRT 300 meters away. Australian, Stamford, French, British schools all nearby. My daughter personally has no less than 25 friends living in the condo at any one time to play with. Amazing neighbors who celebrate holidays and Sundays out at the BBQ pits with cocktails and an abundance of food every week. Oops I spilled the beans….. Shhh” Sarah
“Reflections at Keppel Bay” Petro Castle
“Tanglin Park! It’s low-rise and leafy, within walking distance of Dempsey, Tanglin Mall and Botanic Gardens, and the community for little people is superb!” Jessamy
“I love the area we’re in now, Watten Estate. It has two great playgrounds, a lovely row of restaurants and shops on Greenwood Ave, and is 15 mins walk to Botanic Gardens MRT. We live in a cluster house called Watten Hill, which means we get the best of both worlds – facilities and stairs!” Amy
“Astrid Meadows” Ana
“I really liked Woollerton Park, 1min from MRT, lovely pool, 2800sq ft apts and big helper rooms” Suzy
“Chelsea Gardens was fab, good size condos if 4 bed, helper room/wet area good size with a back balcony too for helper. Plus 5/10 minutes walk to Orchard” Amanda
“Well, we loved the low key, low density feel of The Tresor. Great pool (with a kids pool that gets shade all afternoon) yet it feels like a boutique hotel when we’re sat out with a glass of wine after the kids go to bed. Just a long enough walk to wear the kids out if you go to the shops at the end of the road, the NTUC or the Starbucks at Coronation Plaza, and obviously close enough to your good selves and the bars of Greenwood Ave if you need wine to recover from the day. Or Holland Village. Or Dempsey. Or…” Don
Think your gem of a condo has been overlooked? Drop us a line on Facebook or comment below and we’ll add it to our list of family faves in SG.
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