What to Know About the Affluent Neighbourhood of Damansara Heights
by: The Beat Asia
March 01, 2023
People living in the lap of luxury are different from average citizens not only because of their seven- to nine-figure wealth bracket, but also by their capacity to afford the most expensive investments. This includes properties in exclusive gated subdivisions and upscale residential communities. After all, the value of real estate properties appreciates over time.
One of the most expensive neighbourhoods in Kuala Lumpur — Damansara Heights or also known as Bukit Damansara — is located at Segambut district in the western part of the city, five kilometres away from downtown.
The opulence of Damansara Heights is matched by its top-notch security, luxurious amenity offerings, and high-end infrastructure. We’ve scoured the web to learn more about the enclave that most of Kuala Lumpur's high rollers call home.
The upscale neighbourhood of Damansara Heights is classified as “very mature” since it was built in 1970. According to real estate property agency Maxland, its original name was “Damar Sara,” but a land registrar made a spelling error, mistook the letter “r” for “n,” and merged the two names.
In the Indian language, Daman means “foothills” and Sara is translated as “a mansion of wealth” or “water” in Sanskrit.
Damansara Heights is often compared to California’s Beverly Hills due to its affluent residents, tranquil setting, and convenient hilltop location. These are also the factors why many wealthy individuals acquire properties as part of their “collection,” which is an excellent way to diversify and improve one's investment portfolio.
Price of Units (as of 2023)
This rich and famous neighbourhood in Kuala Lumpur is filled with semi-detached houses, bungalows, and villas developed by the Pavilion Group. According to PropertyGuru, the list of properties for sale at Damansara Heights (as of 2023) includes a 1,500-square feet two-storey terraced house (RM1.59 million), a 4,489-sq. ft. condominium (RM8 million), a 3,500-sq. ft. Semi-detached house (RM4.1 million), and a 4,500-sq. ft. bungalow house (RM3.8 million).
In 2021, Damansara Heights joined the list of the world’s coolest neighbourhoods, according to online travel magazine Lonely Planet. It described the community as replete with glitzy shops and restaurants, a speakeasy and café-bakery, as well as eateries and cosmopolitan conveniences.
Aside from the vibrant dining options, Damansara Heights is notable for its interesting mix of homes and architecture with retro designs.
Considering moving to Damansara sooner or later? Here’s a rundown of some amenities you can enjoy in this community, from local eateries and supermarkets to gyms and worship places.
- Restaurants: Antipodean, Basil Thai Nudle Bar, The Social, Village Roast Duck
- Groceries: Pasar Malam Bangasar, SAM’s Groceria, Pasar Malam Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, and Ben’s Independent Grocer
- Public transport (bus stops): Jalan Johar, Jalan Damanlela, Jalan Dungun, Lebuhraya Sprint
- Place of worship: Calvary Church
- Amusement Park: Bird Park Tasik Perdana, Maytower swimming pool, swimming pool at Rivercity Condominium, and swimming pool at Titiwangsa Sentral Condominium
To know the complete luxuries that locals take pleasure in at Damansara Heights, click here.
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