10 City Fringe Condos With Rooms For Rent Under 1,500 Monthly

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The cost of living in Singapore is one of the highest in the world. One of the reasons for this is the cost of housing. If you are an expat or foreigner who isn’t eligible for (the more affordable) public housing, your next best option is to opt for a rental condo. But even rental apartments can be expensive in a small city state like Singapore where land is scarce. 

… Especially if you’re thinking of living within walking distance to your workplace in the Central Business District (CBD). For those, you can expect to pay an arm and leg for it. But given how small Singapore is, do you really need that level of extreme convenience?  

For those who don't mind living slightly further away as long as there is good MRT access downtown, consider the city fringe areas such as Toa Payoh, Aljunied, Queenstown and Bugis. These districts offer highly convenient locations without the exorbitant rental price tag.

In fact, we'll narrow it down for you: here are 10 city fringe condo with rental rooms that are asking for less than $1,500 a month. If you are looking for an affordable yet accessible room for rent, this one's for you. 

Alternatively, if you location is not a top priority and instead, you'd like more space, check out these 11 studio apartments that you can rent for less than $1,500 every month. If you are looking for a more affordable option, perhaps you want to consider renting an HDB apartment instead of a condo.

 

1. #1 Suites (One Suites)

  • District: 14
  • Rent: $1,000 per month onwards
  • Area: 300 sq ft onwards
  • Time to city (public transport): 30 mins 
  • Time to city (drive): 11 mins 

#1 Suites (One Suites) is a boutique development in District 14 that focuses on 1-bedroom units for singles or small family units. It is located at Lorong 20 Geylang where accessibility to the city is convenient through the East-West Line (EWL) at Aljunied MRT station. This means that City Hall MRT and Raffles Place MRT are just three to four stops away on the EWL and will only take 30 minutes to travel to and from the Central Business District (CBD).

Facilities:

  • Swimming Pool
  • Fitness Corner

Nearby Amenities:

  • Kallang Leisure Park
  • Pavilion Square
  • Guilemard Village
  • Paya Lebar MRT
  • Paya Lebar Square
  • Kinex
  • Paya Lebar Quarter
  • Old Airport Road Market & Food Centre

Browse available city fringe condo rental units for #1 Suites (One Suites) here.

 

2. Prestige Heights

  • District: 12
  • Rent: $800 per month onwards
  • Area: 300 sq ft onwards
  • Time to city (public transport): 35 mins 
  • Time to city (drive): 10 mins 

Located at Balestier Road, Prestige Heights is a freehold condo apartment that offers multiple convenient routes to the CBD. To get there, you can choose to travel using the MRT at Novena MRT on the North-South Line (NSL) or via buses 145 and 124. Those who choose to rent a unit at Prestige Heights can also be assured of the convenience for getting your daily necessities as you are just a few bus stops away from Mustafa Centre and City Square Mall. 

Facilities:

  • Jacuzzi
  • Swimming Pool
  • Gymnasium Room

Nearby Amenities:

  • HomeTeam NS Balestier
  • Zhongshan Park
  • Shaw Plaza
  • Balestier Plaza
  • Balestier Point
  • Zhongshan Mall
  • Whampoa Market

Browse available city fringe condo rental units for Prestige Heights here.

 

3. City Square Residences

  • District: 8
  • Rent: $650 per month onwards
  • Area: 100 sq ft onwards
  • Time to city (public transport): 25 mins 
  • Time to city (drive): 9 mins 

Located right beside City Square Mall, City Square Residences is located in close proximity to multiple MRT stations such as Farrer Park MRT, Jalan Besar MRT and Lavender MRT. This makes travelling to and from the CBD extremely convenient. Regardless of which route you choose, i.e. EWL, North-East Line (NEL), or Downtown Line (DTL), you will be able to reach your office in the CBD within 30 minutes.

Besides the convenience, those living at City Square Residences can also enjoy the myriad of facilities, from bowling alley to steam bath.

Facilities:

  • Barbeque Area
  • Bowling Alley
  • Clubhouse
  • Fitness Corner
  • Function Room
  • Game Room
  • Gymnasium Room
  • Jacuzzi
  • Karaoke
  • Lap Pool
  • Playground
  • Putting Green
  • Steam Bath
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tennis Courts

Nearby Amenities:

  • City Square Mall
  • Mustafa Centre
  • Jalan Besar Plaza
  • Farrer Park MRT
  • Aperia Mall

Browse available city fringe condo rental units for City Square Residences here.

 

4. Kellock Lodge

  • District: 10
  • Rent: $1,200 per month onwards
  • Area: 300 sq ft onwards
  • Time to city (public transport): 29 mins 
  • Time to city (drive): 8 mins 

Kellock Lodge is a freehold condo apartment that is located on the fringe of the Orchard district, right opposite Great World City. Those who are looking to rent a place at Kellock Lodge can enjoy convenient travelling via many of the bus services which run through the CBD. You can also choose to travel via MRT by taking a short walk to the nearest MRT station at Somerset MRT.

Facilities:

  • Swimming Pool
  • Gymnasium Room

Nearby Amenities:

  • Somerset MRT
  • Great World City
  • Concorde Shopping Centre
  • SCAPE
  • Tan Boon Liat Building
  • Tiong Bahru Plaza
  • Buldozer Park
  • Kim Seng Park

Browse available city fringe condo rental units for Kellock Lodge here.

 

5. Golden Mile Complex

  • District: 7
  • Rent: $1,500 per month onwards
  • Area: 400 sq ft onwards
  • Time to city (public transport): 24 mins 
  • Time to city (drive): 7 mins 

The condo is part of the high-rise mixed development that sits on top of the existing Golden Mile Complex. Situated in the heart of Singapore, this condo offers a well-connected route to the CBD. You have plenty of public transport options to choose from such as bus (100 or 70) or MRT (Lavender MRT or Nicoll Highway MRT). If you are driving or prefer taking cab, you are only 7 minutes away from the CBD via Nicoll Highway or Sheares Avenue.

Nearby Amenities:

  • Bugis Junction
  • Bugis MRT
  • Nicoll Highway MRT
  • Golden Mile Complex
  • Golden Mile Tower
  • Beach Road Hawker Centre
  • Suntec City

Browse available city fringe condo rental units for Golden Mile Complex here.

 

6. Peace Mansions

  • District: 9
  • Rent: $880 per month onwards
  • Area: 160 sq ft onwards
  • Time to city (public transport): 20 mins 
  • Time to city (drive): 8 mins 

Located in the midst of District 9, Peace Mansions offers a great choice for those who are looking for a highly convenient location to rent. It is just a few minutes’ walk away from a number of MRTs such as Dhoby Ghaut MRT and Bencoolen MRT. You can easily reach the CBD in less than 30 minutes via the MRT. The close proximity of Peace Mansions to the CBD also makes cycling to work a viable option if you are looking for a cost effective way of travelling to work. 

Facilities:

  • Swimming Pool
  • Playground

Nearby Amenities:

  • POMO
  • Plaza Singapura
  • Bugis Junction
  • Peace Centre
  • Sunshine Plaza
  • Singapore Management University
  • Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts

Browse available city fringe condo rental units for Peace Mansions here.

 

7. Wilkie Studio

  • District: 9
  • Rent: $1,200 per month onwards
  • Area: 300 sq ft onwards
  • Time to city (public transport): 23 mins 
  • Time to city (drive): 8 mins 

Located on Wilkie Road and behind the Istana, Wilkie Studio sits in a prime property location that offers great connection to the CBD. Just like its neighbour Peace Mansions, Wilkie Studio also has access to the great amenities in the Dhoby Ghaut/Bencoolen area. It also comes with the connectivity to multiple MRT stations of different MRT Lines, albeit with slightly more walking compared to Peace Mansions.

If you are a nature lover, you will also like the fact that Wilkie Studio has a backyard garden of its own at Mount Emily Park. It offers a rare tinge of greenery the amongst the buildings and shophouses in the area.

Facilities:

  • Swimming Pool
  • Spa Pool
  • Gymnasium Room

Nearby Amenities:

  • POMO
  • Plaza Singapura
  • Bugis Junction
  • Peace Centre
  • Sunshine Plaza
  • Tekka Centre
  • Singapore Management University
  • Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts

Browse available city fringe condo rental units for Wilkie Studio here.

 

8. Novena Court

  • District: 11
  • Rent: $800 per month onwards
  • Area: 50 sq ft onwards
  • Time to city (public transport): 23 mins 
  • Time to city (drive): 10 mins 

Novena Court is a freehold condo that is located in the prime yet affordable area of the city along Jalan Novena Barat in District 11. At Novena Court, you can enjoy the peace and tranquillity of life without compromising on everyday convenience. Not only is it surrounded by daily amenities and lifestyle services, you also have prestigious educational institutes nearby like Anglo-Chinese School. Shopping malls, clinics, supermarkets and restaurants are also located in close proximity. 

For travel to work, you can easily reach the CBD via the public transport by taking the NSL at Novena MRT. Staying at Novena Court guarantees that you will be at work within 25 minutes.

Facilities:

  • Community Garden

Nearby Amenities:

  • Balestier Hill Shopping Centre
  • Novena Square Mall
  • Goldhill Plaza Mall 
  • Balestier Hill School
  • St Joseph’s Institution (Junior)
  • Anglo-Chinese School (Barker Road)

Browse available city fringe condo rental units for Novena Court here.

 

9. Jing Suites

  • District: 14
  • Rent: $1,100 per month onwards
  • Area: 180 sq ft onwards
  • Time to city (public transport): 28 mins 
  • Time to city (drive): 12 mins 

Without the usual facilities like swimming pools and fitness gyms, Jing Suites is a basic, value-for-money rental option that puts you just 28 minutes away from the CBD via public transport. For $1,100 per month, you can have a spacious room of 180 sq ft while still being close enough to the CBD. 

Nearby Amenities:

  • Icon @ Changi
  • Kembangan Court
  • Joo Chiat Complex
  • Lorong Sarina Interim Park
  • Jalan Yasin Interim Park

Browse available city fringe condo rental units for Jing Suites here.

 

10. Parc Haven

  • District: 12
  • Rent: $900 per month onwards
  • Area: 120 sq ft onwards
  • Time to city (public transport): 39 mins 
  • Time to city (drive): 9 mins 

For $900 per month, you can get a 120 sq ft room rental at Parc Haven in Balestier. The good thing about Parc Haven is that you can find plenty of affordable daily living amenities without venturing out too far. For instance, you have Whampoa hawker centre to settle your daily meals and the Whampoa market and nearby supermarkets to get your groceries.

Facilities:

  • Function Room
  • Gymnasium Room
  • Jacuzzi
  • Reflexology Path
  • 24 Hours Security
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wading Pool 

Nearby Amenities:

  • HomeTeam NS Balestier
  • Zhongshan Park
  • Shaw Plaza
  • Balestier Plaza
  • Balestier Point
  • Zhongshan Mall
  • Whampoa Market

Browse available city fringe condo rental units for Parc Haven here.

 

If you're on the lookout for a city fringe condo to rent, make sure to bookmark this page and the listed rooms. Be sure to also check out other property rental guides that will help you find the best rental condo to suit your needs.

Not sure where to start from when choosing your next condo rental? We recommend you start with this listings page on PropertyGuru for other affordable condo for rent in Singapore.

 

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