Moving soon? Consider Mont Kiara.
Roughly halfway between Kepong and downtown Kuala Lumpur, sits Mont Kiara, or often stylized as Mont’ Kiara. Mont Kiara is most reputable for being know for its heightened quality of life amongst its local and expatriate residences.
Home to its many high density residences, both locals and expatriates, Mont Kiara also boast heavily on its expatriate lifestyle and is known as an expatriate hotspot region. It is one of the few neighbourhoods in Kuala Lumpur that brands its walkability neighbourhood because everything is in the vicinity and doesn’t take long to get to the next destination in Mont Kiara be it a bank or a grocery store. Mont Kiara houses some of the up and coming Boutique Fitness Studios, malls, and amenities.
2. Great Connectivity
Despite congested traffic flows, Mont Kiara still boasts a great connectivity to other districts as it is situated in a prime location. Mont Kiara is only a 15 minutes drive to Petaling Jaya, Subang Jaya, and Kuala Lumpur City Centre as it is located right next to major expressways in Malaysia such as the North Klang Valley Expressway (NKVE), Penchala Link, Kerinchi Link, and the Duta-Ulu Kelang Expressway (DUKE).
3. Great network of international schools
Mont Kiara also houses some of the best international schools in Malaysia which explains why many expatriates favours Mont Kiara. British Garden International School and American Mont Kiara International School are usually the top choices for education for families in Mont Kiara and you can sometimes see school children walking home from school after classes. Though there aren’t any government schools in Mont Kiara itself, they are just a neighbourhood away from Mont Kiara if International schools are not in your top choice.
4. Dining & Shopping
With the many expatriates living in Mont Kiara, dining options certainly have grown with the different cultures that resides in Mont Kiara. Solaris houses some of the best home cooked Korean food in a mom and pop Korean shop to Alfresco dining to even fusion, Mont Kiara never cease to disappoint your taste buds. Other eateries and shops can also be found at the famous 1 Mont Kiara, Kiara 163, and Verve Shops.
Mont Kiara certainly promotes its healthy lifestyle with the many gyms and fitness studios in the high density township. However, if four walls isn’t want you want in a workout, Mont Kiara’s backyard, Bukit Kiara has been dubbed as the Green Lung of Kuala Lumpur, boasting many jungle trails through its characteristic hills. Bukit Kiara is very well equipped for recreational purposes as the suburb is home to Bukit Kiara Equestrian & Country Resort, Bukit Kiara Sports Complex, Bukit Kiara Trials, and the Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club.
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