Updated 9 months ago

The once sleepy area of Subang Jaya is now a booming and bustling town that boasts some of the country’s top schools, colleges and universities, as well as a host of amenities from well-equipped medical centres and cafes, to shopping malls and entertainment outlets. As an industrial hub in the Klang Valley, Subang Jaya offers various professional opportunities and is ever increasing in its popularity amongst expatriates.

Thanks to several major highways and expressways, as well as the KTM Komuter train and the Kelana Jaya LRT line extension, Subang Jaya is also well connected to other prominent areas in the Klang Valley.

The Subang Jaya municipality has a relatively large population of over 700,000, which means that roads can become heavily congested during peak hours and parking can be difficult. However, don't let that put you off, as a transit-orientated development is set to resolve this issue. As part of an urban regeneration scheme of the Subang Jaya City Centre, the master plan of this development is to create a multi-modal transport hub that integrates a mix of world-class facilities and infrastructure. The goal is that this will become the nexus between businesses and the community, thus increasing Subang Jaya's appeal.

Where to live in Subang Jaya

As Subang Jaya is a heavily populated urban district, accommodation mainly comes in the form of high-rise apartments and condominiums, as opposed to landed property.

In addition, as it is known for its academic opportunities, there are many students as well as professionals living in the area, and apartment sharing is a popular option for those on a budget.

On the other hand, Subang Heights and USJ Heights are considered to be a couple of the exclusive neighbourhoods in Subang Jaya, which provide many amenities. So start your search here if you're looking for an affluent address.

It's also worth considering Tropicana Metropark, which lies in walking distance of these neighbourhoods and is a project that is aiming to offer a comprehensive range of educational, medical and commercial infrastructure to the large population that is expected to be living there by early 2018. Its residential developments offer modern condominiums and courtyard villas that provide all the comforts, facilities and security that entice single professionals, young couples and small families. Meanwhile, a RM50 million international school campus that is due to open in September 2017 will be a further attraction for expats with children, as will the direct access from the Federal Highway, which is due to be completed by the end of 2017.

Rent prices

Many people are choosing to invest in the strategically located area of Subang Jaya. Its connectivity and proximity to the capital makes it a highly sought-after area, and the prices of non-landed residential properties are steadily rising.

Rent for condominiums in this municipality usually range from RM1,400 to RM3,000 for a three-bedroom apartment, depending on location and furnishings.

Find accommodation in Subang Jaya

The internet is a great place to start, whatever your requirements for accommodation in Subang Jaya. The shortage of landed properties may narrow down your search specification, but there is certainly no shortage of high-rise accommodation of varying degrees of size and luxury.

It is also worth posting questions on expat forums, as this will give you a better idea about costs and conditions, as well as what other people have experienced or negotiated in terms of their living arrangements.

You can also contact a couple of real estate agents, who will ease the process of finding suitable accommodation that matches your criteria and budget. They will also be able to help when it comes to lease negotiations and other questions you may have about settling in the area.

 Useful links:

Property Guru
Tropicana Metropark

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