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Top 12 Greenest HDB Flats in Singapore
As ranked by the PropertyGuru Green Score, here are the top 12 HDB flats with the best sustainability ratings.
1. HDB Bishan View
Bishan View is an HDB estate on Bishan Street 12 built in 1985. Due to its proximity to elite schools, it is likely to enjoy high demand from families with school-going children, with Raffles Institution just 12 minutes’ walk away and Raffles Girls’ School 21 minutes’ walk away,
Bishan MRT, which is an interchange for the North South and Circle Lines, is located about seven minutes away by foot and connects directly to Raffles Place MRT in 21 minutes (no line changes needed). It is also just five stops away from Orchard MRT, offering easy access to the famous shopping belt.
2. HDB Shunfu Gardens
Located at Shunfu Road in the Upper Thomson area, Shunfu Gardens, built in 1985, is another housing project for ambitious parents who harbour elite school dreams for their children, with Raffles Institution and Raffles Girls’ School located several kilometres away.
Marymount MRT on the Circle Line is just seven minutes’ walk away and is just two stops from Botanic Gardens and the Downtown Line, which offer access to elite schools like Hwa Chong Institution and Singapore Chinese Girls’ School. This enables students to easily take public transport to school rather than relying on their parents to drive them.
3. HDB Bukit Batok
Bukit Batok is one of the greenest HDB estates in Singapore, thanks to scenic spots like Little Guilin and Bukit Batok Nature Park. Two new parks are in the works—Bukit Batok Hillside Nature Park and Bukit Batok Central Nature Park are currently under construction, with the former slated to open in 2024.
The area is served by Bukit Gombak and Bukit Batok MRT stations on the North South Line, just a stop or two away from Jurong East MRT. The area is thus ideal for those who work and shop in the Jurong East area.
Bukit Batok Town Park. Source: NParks
4. HDB Bishan Spring
This HDB project located at Bishan Street 13 was built in 1987. Just six minutes’ walk from Bishan MRT, it enjoys similar advantages as Bishan View, which appears earlier on this list. With elite schools like Raffles Institution and Raffles Girls’ School located just 15 minutes’ and 23 minutes’ away by foot respectively, it is likely to be a hit with ambitious parents.
Bishan MRT itself is extremely well-connected, being on both the North South and Circle Lines, and connecting to Raffles Place and Orchard in 21 and 12 minutes respectively.
5. HDB Sin Ming Court
Sin Ming Court is located on Bright Hill Drive in the Bishan area. Upper Thomson MRT station, which is expected to open very soon, is located just 8 minutes away from the 1990 property.
The Thomson-East Coast Line, which is currently under development, will link Upper Thomson MRT to northern, central, and eastern Singapore, with the portion linking Upper Thomson to Maxwell, Shenton Way, and Marina Bay in the CBD expected to be completed in 2022.
Residents also have easy access to Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park, a sprawling green space through which the Kallang River flows, located 18 minutes’ walk from the property.
6. HDB Linear Green @ Bedok
Located at Bedok Central, Linear Green @ Bedok is a relatively new HDB project built in 2010 located just six minutes’ walk from Bedok MRT on the East West Line, as well as Bedok Mall, the area’s main shopping mall.
Linear Green’s location in the heart of Bedok Central makes it extremely convenient, with the Bedok Interchange Hawker Centre and amenities like Bedok Point, Bedok Library, Kampong Chai Chee Community Club, and Bedok Polyclinic located an easy walking distance away.
7. HDB Garden Hill
Garden Hill is an HDB project located on Bedok North Avenue 1. Built around 1978, it is located just five minutes’ walk from Bedok MRT and three minutes from the area’s main shopping centre, Bedok Mall. It is also located just across the street from DjitSun Mall Bedok, which has a Golden Village cinema.
Bedok MRT connects directly to Raffles Place in 22 minutes via the East West Line, and in 10 minutes to Changi Airport MRT. This makes Garden Hill a convenient place to live for those who work in both the CBD and the Changi area.
Bedok Reservoir Park. Source: NParks
8. HDB Rainbow Ville
Located on Bedok North Avenue 3, Rainbow Ville consists of HDB flats built around 1979. It is located about 11 minutes’ walk from Bedok Reservoir MRT on the Downtown Line and 17 minutes’ walk from Bedok MRT on the East West Line
Having access to two MRT stations boosts the property’s accessibility, with at least two ways to get to work in both the CBD and the Changi Business Park area. Bedok Reservoir MRT connects to Expo in 12 minutes and Telok Ayer in the CBD in 23 minutes. From Bedok MRT, Raffles Place is a 22 minute ride away, and Changi Airport 10 minutes.
Residents also enjoy access to Bedok Reservoir Park, located a short walk from Bedok Reservoir MRT. The park is a scenic area replete with hiking trails and water sport facilities.
9. HDB Guilin Breeze
Located on Bukit Batok Street 52, Guilin Breeze is a 1987 HDB project located about 8 minutes’ walk from Bukit Gombak MRT.
The estate is ideal for nature lovers. Located a stone’s throw from Little Guilin, a scenic quarry at Bukit Batok Town Park, it will also be an easy walk from the future Bukit Batok Hillside Park. Bukit Gombak Sports Hall and Bukit Gombak Active SG Stadium are also located within walking distance.
Jurong East MRT is just one stop away, which is ideal for those who work and play in the Jurong East Area. To get to work in the CBD, Raffles Place MRT is a 32-minute ride away.
10. HDB Bishan Green
Located on 146 Bishan Street 11, Bishan Green is a 1987 HDB project located just a stone’s throw from the Kallang River and the Kallang Park Connector running alongside it.
The Kallang Park Connector connects to Kallang Riverside Park and Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park, and also goes all the way to the Kallang area, making it ideal for cycling enthusiasts. With Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park and Bishan Sports Hall located less than half an hour’s walk away, Bishan Green is ideal for those who live an active lifestyle.
Bishan Green is located about 18 minutes’ walk from Bishan MRT. This is not very convenient for those who walk or take the bus to the MRT station but is an easy ride for those who cycle or use PMDs.
Bishan-ang Mo Kio Park. Source: NParks
11. HDB Natura Loft
Natura Loft, a 2011 project, is ideal for sport and nature lovers thanks to its location on Bishan Street 24, just eight minutes’ walk from Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park. It is also within walking distance of Bishan Sports Hall and Bishan ActiveSG Stadium. Bishan MRT is 13 minutes’ walk away.
For parents hoping for their children to attend elite schools, Catholic High School is located just three minutes’ walk away, while Raffles Institution and Raffles Girls’ School are located 17 and 33 minutes’ walk away. The Bishan campus of the MOE Language Centre is 14 minutes’ walk away, making it ideal for students studying a third language.
12. HDB Kaki Bukit Green
Kaki Bukit Green, a 1979 HDB housing project, is located in the Bedok area about 19 minutes’ walk from Bedok MRT on the North South Line and 22 minutes’ walk from Bedok Reservoir MRT on the Downtown Line.
It is within walking distance of Bedok Town Park, which is in turn located a short walk from the much bigger Bedok Reservoir Park, a green space oriented around the scenic reservoir. The park is home to Forest Adventure, a treetop obstacle course, and water sports options such as kayaking and dragon boating.
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