What was once a rubber estate, Mont Kiara has risen over the last few decades to be one of the most prosperous areas in Kuala Lumpur, with its many high-rise residential condominium and office complexes lending to its urban and elegant feel.
Developed with high-end concepts in mind, Mont Kiara naturally attracts the attention of the upper class society, mainly the expatriates – who are said to populate nearly half of the neighbourhood – from over 30 countries. This comes as no surprise, as not only is the neighbourhood considered by many to be luxurious, it retains its suburban charm with its calm and picturesque scenery.
Accessibility and Transportation
The serene atmosphere of the city is amplified by the smooth traffic as it is highly accessible by a number of major highways that connect Mont’Kiara to other metropolitan cities, namely Kuala Lumpur, Petaling Jaya and Subang Jaya. A mere 10 to 15 minutes’ drive to Kuala Lumpur via the Penchala Link highway, Mont Kiara is also connected to its neighbouring cities and suburbs via SPRINT Expressway, North Klang Valley Expressway (NKVE), Federal Highway, Kerinchi Link and DUKE highways.
Amenities and Facilities
The dwellers of Mont’Kiara are also privileged to live in close proximity of Bukit Kiara, one of the few remaining ‘green lungs’ of Kuala Lumpur, with its lush greenery, jungle trails, beautiful hills and natural streams. Bordered by Taman Tun Dr Ismail (TTDI), Damansara Heights and Mont Kiara, this 467 acres of natural beauty is said to be in the same league as New York’s Central Park. Bukit Kiara is a hot spot for nature lovers and there are plentiful activities to be had in this exquisite park, from running, jungle trekking, cycling, camping, or simply walking around the trails to admire the change of scenery after days spent in the concrete jungle.
Aside from the natural attractions, Mont Kiara is scattered with its own malls to cater to the materialistic needs of its residents, which include 1 Mont Kiara, Plaza Mont Kiara, Solaris Mont Kiara and Solaris Dutamas – which houses Publika, a popular mall among the aspirational.
To attend to the educational needs of the ever growing number of expatriates in Mont Kiara, there are three international schools situated around the neighbourhood, each with its own unique curriculum - The Garden International School (British curriculum), Lycee Francais de Kuala Lumpur (French curriculum) and Mont’Kiara International School (American curriculum).
As the influx of the expatriates results in a higher demand for the properties in and around Mont’Kiara, more and more projects for condominiums and apartments are well under way, the most notable ones being The VERVE Suites, Kiara 163, Arte Mont Kiara and many more. There is definitely a good investment opportunity in Mont‘Kiara for both locals and expats, given that the neighbourhood will continue to progress and develop rapidly and attract more working professionals and expatriates.