River Valley runs from Robertson Quay to Alexandra Road, meaning the neighborhood offers both close proximity to the heart of the city, and quieter family-focused living. This makes it a continued favourite amongst expats.
Plenty of accommodation options; River Valley Road is one long stretch of condos.
Fast links around the island. There’s no MRT here yet, so you’ll need to get familiar with the bus timetable or taxi companies.
There is plenty of choice when it comes to condos, but the popular location can mean it’s a touch overpriced at times.
Lots of eating and drinking options close by, great shopping, and the city just a short journey away.
Plenty of amenities and access to local shopping options. There are some great local shopping malls like Japanese-themed Liang Court, Valley Point and the much loved Great World City, where you can find a whole host of familiar brands and some good eating options. Robertson Quay is a brilliant place to enjoy a relaxed dinner and drinks overlooking the river. It’s also a great place to take a stroll with the family dog, or just to enjoy the quiet but friendly evening atmosphere. River Valley is popular with families too, so there are lots of kids activities in the area. There is good access to the more centrally located International schools such as Chatsworth International and ISS International Elementary and Middle School campus.
The major downside is the lack of a MRT station which means you’ll need to like catching buses, or be prepared to get acquainted with your Uber account! And whilst Robertson Quay has some late-night bars, the nightlife can be a little thin on the ground.
Look out for older developments, which often offer more space and better value for money. Properties close to the city centre tend to be a little smaller, so stick a little further out if you are after a bit more space. There is a clump of landed properties just off Grange Road, if you are looking for outdoor space, rather than a condo balcony.
Easy access to the city and Orchard areas. There is are lots of foodie options, so finding your cuisine shouldn’t be difficult. Enjoy evening strolls along the Singapore River and exploring the plethora of quirky cafes around Robertson Quay.
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Places to Go
Laurent Bernard Chocolatier
No one does chocolate desserts better than Frenchman Laurent Bernard at this chocolate boutique perfect for people watching by the riverside.