Cross Island Line MRT (phase 1): 10 Lucky Condos to Benefit

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The Cross Island Line (CRL) is one of the most highly-anticipated MRT lines in Singapore.

It will be Singapore’s eighth MRT line and will have 32 stations in total when completed. The 50km MRT line will open in three phases, and will connect the eastern and western parts of Singapore from Changi to Jurong Industrial Estate, while passing through housing estates such as Pasir Ris, Ang Mo Kio, Hougang and Clementi.

Phase one of the Cross Island Line (CRL1) is set to be completed in 2029. The 29km-long CRL1 comprises 12 MRT stations and is expected to benefit over 100,000 households across Loyang, Tampines, Pasir Ris, Serangoon North and Ang Mo Kio.

One of the top considerations when it comes to buying, renting or investing a property in Singapore is whether it’s close to an MRT station. This is unsurprising, given the fact that many in Singapore rely on public transport to get to work or school.

According to a study, residential property prices within 400m to an MRT station could fetch 13.2% higher on average than those further away. This is known as the ‘MRT effect’.

So, if you’re currently living in one of these condos, or looking to rent/invest in a condo near a future CRL MRT station, keep reading for our list of 10 condos that are within 1km (or slightly more) of the upcoming CRL1 stations.

Disclaimer: The prices of these condos are accurate as of the time of writing. Please check the property listing sites (linked below) or check the developers for more information.

 

Cross Island Line condo #1: Parc Komo

Parc Komo in District 17 will stand to benefit once the Loyang MRT station completes in 2029
Parc Komo in District 17 will stand to benefit once the Loyang MRT station completes in 2029

 

Nearest CRL MRT station

Loyang MRT (1km)

Tenure

Freehold

Total residential units

276

Developer

CEL development

Price

$870,000 to $2,600,000

The freehold Parc Komo is located at North Changi Road and Jalan Mariam in District 17, near Changi Airport. Nearby key areas include Jewel Changi Airport, Changi Point, Changi Business park and the new Pasir Ris Central Hawker Centre.

Suggested read: Parc Komo Project Review

Currently, the closest MRT station from Parc Komo is Tampines East MRT, which is about 2.3km away. Getting there will take you seven minutes by foot and 26 minutes by car. While residents can travel to the CBD area via the Tampines East MRT station on the Downtown Line (DTL), getting to other parts of Singapore can be a hassle.

But once construction of the Loyang MRT station is completed, you will enjoy even nearer access to the MRT network and can expect to see connectivity to key areas like Hougang, Serangoon and Ang Mo Kio. Additionally, the Bright Hill MRT station will be an interchange station that connects the CRL with the TEL.

 

Cross Island Line condo #2: Affinity at Serangoon

Affinity at Serangoon condo will benefit once the Serangoon North MRT station on the Cross Island Line is operational by 2029
Affinity at Serangoon condo will benefit once the Serangoon North MRT station on the Cross Island Line is operational by 2029

 

Nearest CRL MRT station

Serangoon North MRT (1.3km)

Tenure

99-year leasehold

Total residential units

1,052

Developer

Oxley Holdings Limited

Price

$550,000 to $2,700,000

If you are familiar with the area or have looked up Affinity at Serangoon on a map, you’d probably notice that there isn’t exactly a nearby MRT station.

The ‘closest’ MRT stations around Affinity at Serangoon are currently Lorong Chuan MRT (2.7km), Kovan MRT (2.5km) and Serangoon MRT (2.2km). Seeing as they’re all over 2km away, even the nearest Serangoon MRT station will require a 7-minute walk or 21-minute drive to get there.

Needless to say, when Serangoon North MRT station is completed in 2029, getting to the station will take you only 3 minutes by car and 13 minutes by foot.

From Serangoon North MRT station, you have two main routes to the CBD; switch over to the North-East Line (NEL) at Hougang MRT (which is one stop away), or travel two stops to Ang Mo Kio MRT station and hop onto the North-South Line (NSL).

 

Cross Island Line condo #3: The Garden Residences

The Garden Residences located in Serangoon North in District 19 will benefit once the Serangoon MRT station on Phase 1 of the Cross Island Line is operational in 2029
The Garden Residences located in Serangoon North in District 19 will benefit once the Serangoon MRT station on Phase 1 of the Cross Island Line is operational in 2029

 

Nearest CRL MRT station: Serangoon North MRT (1.4km)

Tenure: 99-year leasehold

Total residential units: 613

Developer: Keppel Land and Wing Tai

Price: $690,000 to $2,586,000

Nearest CRL MRT station

Serangoon North MRT (1.4km)

Tenure

99-year leasehold

Total residential units

613

Developer

Keppel Land and Wing Tai

Price

$690,000 to $2,600,000

Another condo that will benefit once the Serangoon North MRT station is completed is The Garden Residences. Currently, the closest MRT stations around are Kovan MRT (2.7km), Lorong Chuan MRT (2.8km) and Serangoon MRT (2.3km), which like for Affinity at Serangoon, aren’t exactly near. Accessibility for future residents however, will greatly improve once Serangoon North MRT station is up, after which it will only take 3 minutes by car and 12 minutes by foot to the station.

 

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Cross Island Line condo #4: The Florence Residence

the florence residences condo
the florence residences condo

 

 

Nearest CRL MRT station

Hougang MRT (600m)

Tenure

99-year leasehold

Total residential units

1,410

Developer

Logan Property

Price

$740,000 to $2,800,000

Residents of The Florence Residence are already blessed with the nearby Hougang MRT station, located only 600m away and within walking distance to Hougang Mall and nearby amenities and eateries. Even more conveniently though, the Hougang MRT station will be an interchange connecting the CRL with the NEL.

This means that not only residents already have easy access to Punggol, Little India and Dhoby Ghaut, but getting to Loyang Aviation Park in the East as well as Ang Mo Kio and Upper Thomson areas will also be a breeze in the near future.

 

Cross Island Line condo #5: Coco Palms

Coco palms by City Developments in District 18 will benefit once the Pasir Ris MRT interchange station is operational by 2029
Coco palms by City Developments in District 18 will benefit once the Pasir Ris MRT interchange station is operational by 2029

 

Nearest CRL MRT station

Pasir Ris MRT station (550m)

Tenure

99-year leasehold

Total residential units

944

Developer

City Developments Limited

Price

$630,000 to $3,100,000

Coco Palms at Pasir Ris Grove is just 550m away from the Pasir Ris MRT station, a future interchange station for the CRL and East-West Line (EWL), connecting residents to the western and central areas of Singapore.

The MRT Station is also located in the White Sands Mall, meaning residents of Coco Palms have a good choice of retail and dining options.

Shopping and dining options include Seafood Kitchen, Thai Express, Ben Heng Seafood Paradise, Magic Wok, Tampines 1, Century Square. Coco Square is also nearby to several schools, including Casuarina Primary School, Elias Park Primary, Meridian Primary School and Coral Secondary School.

 

Cross Island Line condo #6: D’Nest

D'nest condo in District 19 will benefit once the Tampines MRT interchange station on the Cross Island Line completes in 2029
D'nest condo in District 19 will benefit once the Tampines MRT interchange station on the Cross Island Line completes in 2029

 

Nearest CRL MRT station

Pasir Ris MRT (1.3km)

Tenure

99-year leasehold

Total residential units

912

Developer

City Developments Limited

Price

$610,000 to $2,090,000

Residents of D’Nest will know the pain of living in Pasir Ris, which is quite far east. If you want to get to areas such as Ang Mo Kio, Hougang and Serangoon North, you would need to make a zillion MRT interchanges.

However, like Coco Palms above, commuters can look forward to the upcoming Pasir Ris MRT interchange station on the CRL, which will improve the accessibility of Pasir Ris and commuters will have more options to travel to other parts of Singapore.

 

Cross Island Line condo #7: Parc Vera

Parc Vera condo Sim Lian in District 19 will benefit once the Defu MRT station on the Cross Island Line is operational by 2029
Parc Vera condo Sim Lian in District 19 will benefit once the Defu MRT station on the Cross Island Line is operational by 2029

 

Nearest CRL MRT stations

Defu MRT station (1.1km), Hougang MRT station (1.3km)

Tenure

99-year leasehold

Total residential units

452

Developer

Sim Lian Group Limited

Price

$848,900 to $2,800,000

Residents of Parc Vera will be happy to know that the development will be minutes away from the Defu MRT station on the CRL, which will connect to the existing Pasir Ris, Hougang and Ang Mo Kio MRT interchange stations. Bright Hill MRT station will also be an interchange connecting the CRL with the TEL.

Additionally, Hougang MRT station is also only 1.3km away. As an interchange station for NEL and CRL, you can commute to areas like Punggol, Dhoby Ghaut and Harbour Front.

 

Cross Island Line condo #8: Parkwood Residences

Parcwood Residences in District 19 will benefit once the Serangoon North MRT station on the Cross Island Line is operation by 2029
Parcwood Residences in District 19 will benefit once the Serangoon North MRT station on the Cross Island Line is operation by 2029

Image source: Oxley Holdings

 

Closest MRT station

Serangoon North MRT station (800m)

Tenure

99-year leasehold

Total residential units

18

Developer

Oxley Holdings Limited

Price

$1,300,000 to $2,500,000

The closest existing MRT station from Parkwood Residences is the Kovan MRT station (2km). But residents of Parkwood Residences can look forward to Serangoon North MRT station on CRL, which is just three minutes away by foot.

Serangoon North MRT station is also one station away from the Hougang MRT interchange and two stations away from the Ang Mo Kio MRT interchange. Furthermore, the upcoming Bright Hill MRT interchange on the TEL is four stations away, which you can travel to Upper Thomson for a late supper.

 

Cross Island Line condo #9: Thomson Grand

Bright Hill MRT Station on the Cross Island Line will only be within 650m from Thomson Grand condo in District 20
Bright Hill MRT Station on the Cross Island Line will only be within 650m from Thomson Grand condo in District 20

 

Closest CRL MRT stations

Bright Hill MRT station (650m)

Tenure

99-year leasehold

Total residential units

339

Developer

Cheung Kong Group

Price

$1,200,000 to $4,300,000

Thomson Grand is one of those condos that is not near any existing MRT station (the nearest is currently Marymount MRT, which is about 2.8km away), but will benefit in the coming years as the condo will be only 650m from the Bright Hill MRT station.

Via the Bright Hill MRT station on the CRL, you can travel to areas such as Ang Mo Kio, Hougang, Tampines and Changi, the last of which makes it easier to get to Changi Airport if you need to catch a flight.

 

Cross Island Line condo #10: Clover By The Park

Clover by the park condo in District 20 will see improved connectivity once the Tech Ghee MRT station on the Cross Island Line is operational in 2029
Clover by the park condo in District 20 will see improved connectivity once the Tech Ghee MRT station on the Cross Island Line is operational in 2029

 

Closest MRT station

Teck Ghee MRT (850m)

Tenure

99-year leasehold

Total residential units

616

Developer

Sim Lian Group

Price

$1,650,000 to $3,850,000

While Clover By The Park in District 20 benefits from the conveniences of Ang Mo Kio estate, it’s far from the Ang Mo Kio MRT station (2km).

But by 2029, residents of Clover By The Park can look forward to the Teck Ghee MRT station which is only 850m away. Residents can reach to Ang Mo Kio and Hougang MRT interchanges in just one and four stops respectively, and can reach the Changi area in just 30 minutes.

 

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