7 Top Singapore Neighborhoods

Written By Alla Levin
December 23, 2019

7 Top Singapore Neighborhoods

Singapore is a small country with a robust public transportation system. Most of the neighborhoods bleed into each, and you can rarely go wrong when choosing a place to live or stay for a while in case you’re visiting.

However, every neighborhood has its own character and personality, which you should take into consideration when choosing a place to live. Here are the top neighborhoods in Singapore.

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Although Orchard Road is a busy place, the neighborhoods around here are leafy and quiet. Of course, rent here is a bit higher due to its central location and many amenities around. The advantages of living in Orchard Road include:

  • All the famous shopping malls in Singapore are at your doorstep.
  • A huge variety of cinemas, health centers, beauty centers, and restaurants such as Jollibee.
  • Close to Tanglin Club and American Club
  • Close to the Central Business District and the Central Island Expressway
  • Excellent public transport


If your relocation budget is generous, or you can afford some high rent, Sentosa would be a perfect high-end place to live. Popularly known as the ‘Resort Island,’ Sentosa boasts beautiful condos right on the water. It also features some remarkable landed houses.

Quiet, breezy, access to a golf course, and a beach next to your house, Sentosa sounds like the perfect neighborhood.


Tanglin is a more established neighborhood that’s home to quite a number of embassies. It’s one of the best places to live in Singapore. Properties here range from luxury homes to low-rise condos. Tanglin isn’t far from the Central Business District, and there are many restaurants and botanic gardens, too.


Woodlands is an incredible neighborhood to the north of the island. It’s popular with ex-pats due to its close proximity to Singapore American School. Woodlands features reasonably priced houses with green spaces. There are several shopping malls, restaurants, cinemas, and lots of community activities, especially during the festive or Halloween periods.

Upper Bukit Timah

Upper Bukit Timah is conveniently located near the Dulwich College and the Canadian International School. It’s served by excellent bus routes, making it easy to access the Central Business District, among other places.

It has a large selection of semi-detached houses and condos. There are several remarkable shopping malls and restaurants. Also, the Pan Island Expressway and the Central Expressway are conveniently near this neighborhood.

Holland Village

Mostly popular with expats, Holland Village features several shopping malls, western restaurants, and amenities. The housing options here include bungalows, condos, and landed houses. You can choose the type of lifestyle that suits you best. Holland Village is conveniently located near Orchard’s areas, top schools, and the Singapore Botanic Gardens.


Novena is conveniently located near Orchard. It’s popular with young expats living in Singapore due to its modern condos. Other reasons to live in Novena include:

  • Proximity to the city
  • Access to the Pan Island Expressway
  • A good mix of modern houses and high-rise condos

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