Overview of Queenstown Neighborhood
Queenstown is a special place in the southwest part of Singapore. It’s surrounded by other areas like Clementi, Bukit Merah, Tanglin, and Bukit Timah. This town was built a long time ago in the 1950s and 60s. It was the first satellite town in Singapore. Most of the buildings here are not very tall, and they have small apartments with 1, 2, or 3 rooms. A lot of people live here, around 98,000, and the town is quite big, about 20.43 square kilometers. Queenstown is divided into 16 parts, and it has buses and trains to help people get around.
Types of Housing in Queenstown
PUBLIC HOUSING OR HDB FLATS
Many people in Queenstown live in HDB flats, which are affordable government-subsidized homes. These flats are mostly two or three rooms in size. Even though they are not very expensive, they are well-built and come with lots of useful services for the residents.
If you want lots of freedom and special services, private housing is the way to go. It can be houses like bungalows, terrace houses, or shop houses, and they often have big yards. But, they cost a lot, so they’re mostly for rich people and expats.
Public-private hybrids, also called “executive condominiums,” are like a mix of public and private housing. Private companies build them, but the government helps with the cost. They are usually bigger and fancier than HDB flats, but not as pricey as private condos. So, they’re a good choice for families and people with middle incomes.