The one-north area is a dynamic R&D hub that’s home to the Biopolis and Fusionopolis. This business park contains a thriving community of tech companies, research institutions and startups.
If you’ve secured a job in one-north, living near your workplace would mean a shorter commute to work and the ability to enjoy a greater work-life balance. So if you’re looking to rent a room closer to one-north, here are some of the best areas to consider.
1. Buona Vista
One of the most convenient options for those working in one-north is to find housing in nearby Buona Vista. Located next to the business park, Buona Vista is served by the Buona Vista MRT station. Right at the doorstep of the MRT station is the Star Vista mall, which has plenty of eateries, retail shops, supermarkets and even a performing arts centre. For local fare, residents in the area usually head to the Holland Drive Market and Food Centre as well as Ghim Moh Market.
2. Holland Village
Fondly known as “Holland V”, Holland Village is a charming enclave with a bohemian vibe. It has a diverse array of open-air and indoor dining establishments offering a wide range of local and international food. Here, you’ll find yourself overwhelmed with options, thanks to the plethora of restaurants, cafes, artisanal bakeries and dessert shops waiting to tantalise your taste buds. The Holland Village MRT Station is right at the doorstep of Holland Village.
Queenstown is another convenient choice for those working in one-north. It has good connectivity with the Queenstown MRT station providing easy access to the area. There’s a wide range of housing options here, as well as supermarkets, shopping malls, hawker centres and eateries. The Margaret Market is a new lifestyle and community destination in the area which offers an exciting array of food including comfort food from homegrown brands, artisanal fare from home bakers and other casual bites from chic eateries.
Clementi is a large residential district served by the Clementi MRT station. There are a plethora of amenities in the area, including popular shopping destinations such as Clementi Mall and West Coast Plaza, along with a wide range of dining options including hawker centers. Nature enthusiasts will be delighted to discover the scenic West Coast Park and Clementi Woods Park which offer recreational spaces for outdoor enjoyment.
When choosing the right neighbourhood to live around one-north, consider factors like your budget, commute preferences and the amenities you value. Take the time to explore these neighbourhoods to find one which best aligns with your lifestyle and needs.
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