Taman Sri Serdang, Seri Kembangan
Taman Sri Serdang is an old and matured leasehold housing development located in the heart of Seri Kembangan in the state of Selangor. It is considered to be located on the outskirts of the city, as the Kuala Lumpur city centre is approximately half an hour away by car, as are the other places of importance such as Bangsar, Mont Kiara, TTDI and Petaling Jaya.
As part of the older developments, houses in Taman Sri Serdang are typically double storey terrace houses of at least 1,300 sf, while the corner lots are at least 1,978 sf. Depending on the size and condition of the house, prices can range between RM250,000 to RM400,000. The houses at Taman Sri Serdang are suitable for a medium sized family, as all of them have at least 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. There are also many shophouses for sale, at extremely hefty prices of at least RM1,350,000 for 1,760 sf.
All the homes in Taman Sri Serdang are pre-owned, therefore many of the units that are being sold all come at least partially furnished. As such, buyer may choose to get homes with built-in kitchen cabinets, hoods and hobs, while most of the houses already have fan and light fixtures. Additional safety grills are also a given for most of the homes.
The neighbourhood of Taman Sri Serdang is neither gated nor guarded, but residents feel safe nevertheless as they have their own neighbourhood police station. Located right beside the police station is a large field for recreational activities, although the smell from the oxidation pond opposite the road can get a bit intense at times, while a bit further away is a playground that serves the neighbourhood.
However, the residents at Taman Sri Serdang feel comfortable here as they are well provided for as they have their own neighbourhood wet market, mini mart, pharmacies and even their own local fast food restaurants such as McDonald's and KFC. The days leading up to Hari Raya are also extremely festive with the local Ramadhan Bazaar market.
There are also a number of local banks within the neighbourhood of Taman Sri Serdang, as well as a recreational lake beside the neighbourhood school SMK Seri Serdang. The local institution of higher education is Universiti Putra Malaysia which is the immediate neighbour of this housing area.
Taman Sri Serdang is a very well located neighbourhood as it lies just off the North - South Expressway. The various divisions of the housing area is connected by large trunk roads such as Jalan Sri Serdang Utara and Jalan Sri Serdang, while the closest train station is the Bandar Tasik Selatan KTM station which the train connects to Kuala Lumpur.
Taman Sri Serdang is a well located area, with most of the tenants having lived there for many comfortable years, as those who do not like travelling and work within the area need never travel out of their comfort zone if need be. However, traffic on the main roads may sometimes be a nightmare especially during peak periods where throngs of people who live on the outskirts make their way to and fro the city for work.
As one of the older neighbourhoods, Taman Sri Serdang has its own close community of residents who know each other, especially as most of them are of the Malay nationality and are rather friendly with their neighbours. Residents also feel safe here, as the crime rate is low as the local law enforcement resides within the neighbourhood itself.
Taman Sri Serdang shows potential as an investment as more and more citizens make their way to the outskirts of the city in search of an affordable home. As a permanent home it also shows much promise if the parents work within the surrounding area, as all the necessities are within easy distance, which makes for a comfortable living.