If you’re an expat who’s recently arrived in Bangkok, the first thing you need to take care of is to find a rental condo to where you can set up your new home. Bangkok is an immense city with many neighbourhoods and areas to consider, but finding a comfortable condo that suits your lifestyle and is close to the facilities you need, like a quality international school, can make the choice of neighbourhoods an easy one.
Because of an ongoing boom in condo construction, there are many neighbourhoods all around the city that have luxury, quality condos in them. These high-rise buildings can contain 2 and 3-bedroom units, suitable for a family, or 1-bedroom and studio units as well if you’re on your own.
The facilities you need, along with your transportation needs, will likely play a role in deciding which neighbourhood ultimately becomes your home. Bangkok’s two modern repaid transit train systems, the BTS and the MRT, may well help you decide the area in which you live. Moving to a home near one of the stations served by either the BTS or the MRT will make it much easier to navigate your way around the city.
Neighbourhoods of Bangkok
Bangkok may be one big city, but it’s divided up into smaller areas that each a have a certain charm all their own. Generally, the expat community stays around the neighbourhoods along Sukhumvit Road, which the BTS train line runs along.
The most popular neighbourhoods for expats, are Asoke, Saladaeng, Phrom Phong, Thong Lor and Ekkamai. These areas are all next to each other along Sukhumvit. They all offer great restaurants, high-quality shopping experiences and a number of international schools as well.
They also offer lots of available luxury rental condos. The condos try to outdo each other in the level of amenities they offer. Rooftop swimming pools, fully-equipped, air-conditioned fitness centres, valet parking and convenience stores right on the premises are just some of the more popular amenities provided.
So your choices really come down to figuring out which of the areas serves your needs the best. Spend some time when you first get to Bangkok walking around and discovering all of these neighbourhoods and take notes on what they offer.
Once you’ve made your decision, go to the HomeConnect website to view the condos available in the neighbourhood you’ve chosen. There is sure to be the perfect condo to suit your lifestyle and needs. Welcome to Bangkok. We’re sure you’ll enjoy it here.