According to data released by the Land Transport Authority (LTA), Singaporeans spend an average of 84 minutes commuting to and from work daily. It is no wonder why many consider proximity to the MRT station as a key consideration when looking for their next home: you save precious commuting time, which can be spent more meaningfully doing things that you like or with your loved ones.
On top of that, the “MRT effect” doesn’t just have an impact on your quality of life, but also on your property’s value.
If you were wondering about the Thomson-East Coast line stage 3 and when it may be opening, you will be happy to note that 11 more stations are expected to start service in the second half of 2022. New stations like Great World, Maxwell, and Shenton Way will provide easy access for those who live or work nearby.
Read on to find out which condos will benefit from the Thomson-East Coast line stage 3 opening and its new stations.
Thomson East Coast Line (TEL) Overview
|Description||The new line aims to improve the connect those in the East and along the North-South Corridor to the city centre.|
|No. of MRT Stations||32 stations|
|Key MRT Interchanges||Woodlands (NSL), Caldecott (CCL), Stevens (DTL), Orchard (NSL), Outram Park (EWL & NEL), Marina Bay (NSL & CCL) and Sungei Bedok (DTL)|
|Estimated year(s) of completion||Slated to be completed in stages: 2021, 2023 and 2024|
12 Condos Within Walking Distance to Existing TEL Interchange MRT Stations
The TEL line intends to increase accessibility to the city by bringing those living in the east and along the North-South corridor closer to a train station. Currently, the stations that are operational are Woodlands North, Woodlands, Woodlands South, Springleaf, Lentor, Mayflower, Bright Hill, Upper Thomson, and Caldecott.
Additionally, travelling to Johor Bahru will be made easier and faster from the Woodlands North station. On 14 March 2022, it was announced that the JB-Singapore RTS Link is almost 10% completed. Construction for the 4km long train journey started on 21 January 2021 and is expected to start service by the end of 2026.
If you are sold on this exciting project or are a fan of the TEL stations, then here are a few condos you might be interested in!
Tip: Click the TEL stations in the map above to reveal the nearby condos!
|TEL MRT stations with condos in the vicinity|
|Woodlands MRT (NSL, TEL)||Woodhaven|
|Caldecott MRT (TEL, CCL)||Trevista|
|Stevens MRT (DTL, TEL)||Loft @ Stevens|
|Orchard MRT (NSL, TEL)||The Orchard Residences|
|Marina Bay MRT (NSL, TEL)||One Shenton|
|Outram Park MRT (EWL, NEL, TEL)||Dorsett Residences|
|Sungei Bedok MRT (DTL, TEL)||Eastwood Centre|
Of course, the above is just a sample of the condos near popular TEL stations. If you have another preferred station, you may search for it on PropertyGuru.
How to Find Condos Within Walking Distance from TEL MRT Stations
One easy way to research and find condos that are within walking distance to the TEL MRT stations is to use PropertyGuru’s latest “Search by MRT” filter. You can use this for any MRT station, not just the TEL.
Once you click the new search filter, a familiar MRT map pops up to show you all the MRT stations in Singapore. You can check the “Future Lines” checkbox at the left of the screen to find MRT Lines that are going to be built. Next, select which MRT stations you want to have as part of your search criteria. Once you are ready, click on the search button and let the PropertyGuru portal do the heavy lifting for you.
Tada! Within seconds, you will see a full list of all the property listings for condos that are close to the MRT station that you have selected.
Thomson-East Coast Line Stage 3: Condos Near TEL MRT Stations Opening in H2 2022
Did someone say "shorter travelling time to the city centre"? With the new TEL stations, commuters can enjoy a 35-minute trip on the Thomson-East Coast Line from Woodlands South to Orchard as opposed to the current 50-minute trip by bus and MRT.
The upcoming stations that are expected to open in H2 2022 are Stevens, Napier, Orchard Boulevard, Orchard, Great World, Havelock, Outram Park, Maxwell, Shenton Way, Marina Bay and Gardens by the Bay.
Meanwhile, Mount Pleasant and Marina South will be opened to the public once the housing developments in the area are completed.
Nevertheless, we have shortlisted condos that take less than 10 minutes to walk to the upcoming TEL stations. Let’s dive right in!
Stevens Thomson-East Coast Line MRT Station: Loft @ Stevens, Juniper Hill and Robin Residences
Located in Bukit Timah, Stevens falls under District 10 which is the Core Central Region (CCR). If you’re eyeing homes in this area, be prepared to pay a pretty penny!
The nearest condo in the area is Loft @ Stevens. Loft @ Stevens is all about exclusivity. It sits nicely within the landed enclave around Stevens Road, perfect for those who a quiet and tranquil environment. Despite its exclusive location, it doesn’t compromise on accessibility. You can find easy access to amenities and food around Stevens Road and the Bukit Timah area.
Furthermore, the new interchange at Stevens MRT will connect residents to the Downtown Line (DTL) and TEL, which makes travelling even easier.
Not interested in any of these condos? Browse all condos for sale near Stevens MRT on PropertyGuru.
Napier Thomson-East Coast Line MRT Station: 19 Nassim, 8 Napier and St. Martin Residence
Residents living near Nassim Hill or Tanglin Road now have easier access to the train station. Before Napier MRT station, the nearest MRT station would be Orchard MRT station (which is approximately 20 minutes away, by foot).
For the best public transport accessibility, check out The Loft and Grange Residences which are the closest to Napier MRT Station. The Loft is situated at 22 Nassim Hill and has a total of 77 units while Grange Residences has 164 units consisting of only four bedrooms in every unit. Additionally, there are numerous shopping centres and restaurants near the two condos for residents to indulge in.
Not keen on any of the condos we have listed? Browse condos for sale near Napier MRT on PropertyGuru.
Orchard Boulevard / Orchard Thomson-East Coast Line MRT Station: WaterScape @ Cavenagh, 3 Orchard By-The-Park and Park Nova
Orchard is right in the heart of Singapore, where many spend their weekends shopping. If retail therapy is a hobby for you, you’ll be pleased to know that there are a lot of condos here you can choose from. They’re not cheap though!
Condos that are the closest to Orchard Boulevard MRT stations include Skyline @ Orchard Boulevard and The Boulevard Residence while the closest to Orchard MRT station are WaterScape @ Cavenagh and TwentyOne Angullia Park. These condos are a five to seven minutes’ walk from the station.
There are also an endless number of eateries and malls near these condos as well. You won’t have to worry about finding a place to eat!
Eyeing a condo that’s not part of the list? Browse other condos for sale near Orchard Boulevard MRT station and Orchard MRT station on PropertyGuru.
Great World Thomson-East Coast Line MRT Station: Skypark @ Somerset, RV Residences and Martin Place Residences
When you hear "Great World", the first thing that pops up in your mind is the iconic mall, Great World City. And you’re not wrong! The Great World MRT station will be directly integrated with Great World City. You no longer have to take a bus to the mall as there’s a direct MRT station.
There are more than 10 condos near Great World MRT station. However, the closest condo would be The Cosmopolitan, Yong An Park, The Trillium and The Morningside. These condos are just two to four minutes away from Great World MRT station, by foot. Residents can also enjoy the various restaurants, cafes and shops in the shopping centre.
In the mood to look for more condos besides these? There are plenty of other condos for sale on PropertyGuru.
Havelock Thomson-East Coast Line MRT Station: Riviere, Mirage Tower and Highline Residences
Did you know that Havelock MRT station was originally targeted for completion and opening in 2021? Good thing it will finally be open this year.
This MRT station is pretty “ulu” as the number of shopping malls is limited but there are lots of eateries in the area.
The three closest condos are Tribeca by the Waterfront, Riviere and Mirage Tower, which are four to five minutes away from the station. Out of the three condos, Riviere is the most recent condo and will be completed next year.
Tribeca by the Waterfront is located on Kim Seng Road and was completed in 2010, comprising of 175 units. The condominium also has a “Good” Green Score which is a key indicator to help people find their sustainable homes.
Riverie is located on the quieter residential side of Robertson Quay in District 1, so residents won’t have to worry too much about the buzzing nightlife nearby if they don’t like it. Riverie is a luxury residential development with two towers, consisting of 455 units, out of which 80 units have been sold in Q2 2022. Riviere condo has won six awards like Best Luxury Condo Interior Design, Best Smart Building Development and many more.
On the other hand, Mirage Tower is a freehold condominium which is conveniently located at 80 Kim Seng Road. Besides Havelock MRT station, Mirage Tower is also close to Tiong Bahru MRT station. Completed in 1997, this condo is the oldest compared to the rest.
Not interested in any of these? Don’t be shy, find other condos for sale near Havelock MRT on PropertyGuru.
Outram Park Thomson-East Coast Line MRT Station: One Pearl Bank, Sky Everton and Spottiswoode Suites
Outram Park is well known for having a wide variety of cafés around and for being adjacent to Singapore General Hospital (SGH). Besides SGH, the station is close to The Outram Medical Campus which houses Outram Polyclinic, Singapore National Eye Centre, National Dental Centre, National Heart Centre, the Health Promotion Board and the Health Sciences Authority.
The condos that are close to Outram Park MRT station are limited. Previously known as Pearl Bank Apartments, One Pearl Bank is a private condominium building on Pearl Hill. It holds over 700 units, out of which over 300 units are currently for sale on PropertyGuru. If you are looking to purchase a unit here, expect to take about four minutes, by foot, to Outram Park MRT station.
One Pearl Bank is the only condo that is right next to Outram Park MRT station, but it’s not the only condo in the area. Here are a few other condos for you to check out:
Not feeling any of the condos listed? Then, browse other condos for sale near Outram MRT on PropertyGuru.
Maxwell Thomson-East Coast Line MRT Station: Wallich Residence, Skysuites @ Anson and Altez
Residents living near Neil Road and Maxwell Road would be pleased to know that the upcoming MRT station provides rail access to Chinatown and Maxwell neighbourhoods.
However, most of the condos in this area are somewhat quite far from the MRT station. The closest condo is Wallich Residence which has a 99-year leasehold tenure. Located in the country’s tallest building, Wallich Residence is right in the centre of Tanjong Pagar. The condo has also bagged two awards, one for Best Condo Development (Singapore) as well as Best Ultra Luxury Condo Development (Completed).
Don’t mind walking for more than ten minutes to the station? Browse other condos for sale near Maxwell MRT on PropertyGuru.
Shenton Way Thomson-East Coast Line MRT Station: The Sail @ Marina Bay, V on Shenton and One Shenton
Shenton Way MRT station is located near numerous office buildings such as Asia Square Tower 1 & 2, Shenton House, One Shenton, UIC Building, SGX Centre and OUE Downtown.
Condos in this area are limited as it is similar to the CBD area, which is filled with commercial buildings. If you are a fan of this area, consider looking at V on Shenton and One Shenton which are just two to four minutes away from Shenton Way MRT station.
One Shenton is a super-luxurious skyscraper with 341 units that are also conveniently located near the exciting nightlife of Clarke Quay and Boat Quay. On the other hand, V on Shenton is a leasehold condominium development which has a total of 510 units.
If you are wondering if One Shenton and V on Shenton are the only two condos in the area, it’s not. We’ve compiled two other condos that can be found within the area.
Like the area but not the condos listed? Browse other condos for sale near Shenton Way MRT on PropertyGuru!
Marina Bay Thomson-East Coast Line MRT Station: Marina One Residences
Similar to Shenton Way, Marina Bay MRT does not have condos surrounding the station as there are more commercial buildings compared to condominiums. However, we were able to find a condo that’s reasonably nearby: Marina One Residences!
The condo has 1,042 units in total, and is equipped with a wide range of luxurious facilities.
Not interested in any of these condos? Browse other condos for sale near Marina Bay MRT on PropertyGuru.
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