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Hillcrest Residences, Bukit Jambul, Penang (26 August, 2017)
Real Estate Review: Hillcrest Residences, Bukit Jambul
Hillcrest Residences (GPS: 5.33938, 100.28365) is a condominium in Bukit Jambul, Penang. Located next to Hotel Equatorial, Hillcrest Residences is bordered by Lebuh Bukit Jambul and Persiaran Bukit Jambul, at 188 feet (58 meters) above sea level. Constructed on leasehold tenure, it is at time of writing (Sept 2009) almost completed. Covering an area of 5.4 acres, Hillcrest Residences comprises two tower blocks, with 65 condominium units in Tower 1 and 79 units in Tower 2. Each unit has an area size of 2,227 square feet. There are three lifts for each tower, and only 4 units per floor.
Oct 2014: Units at Hillcrest Residences are presently going for between RM1,150,000 to RM1,350,000.
Facilities include security, covering parking lot, swimming pool, children's pool, gymnasium, jacuzzi, steam room, sauna, squash court, badminton court, tennis court, barbeque area, jogging tract, meeting room, multipurpose hall, launderette, broadband Internet cabling, satellite TV cabling and landscaping.
Hillcrest Residences, Bukit Jambul (22 September 2009) Hillcrest Residences (6 February, 2013)
Hillcrest Residences is 14.8 km from Magazine Circus. As far as scenery is concerned, few sites can beat Hillcrest Residences. From these two tower blocks, you can an unimpeded view of the southeast part of Penang Island unfolding before you. Having said that, these residences are more ideal for senior executives working in the south side, such as the Bayan Lepas Industrial Zone. It is rather far from the city, and you may get tired of having to negotiate the hill road to your home every single day.
No public transport come anywhere near Hillcrest Residences, but if you live here, you are not likely to use it anyway.
Traffic along Lebuh Bukit Jambul is heavy, for a hill road. Although it is just a two-lane road, traffic stream is almost continuous. As for Persiaran Bukit Jambul, traffic is most heavy during the morning rush hour, when motorists descend the hills from Paya Terubong, causing congestion at the junctions between Bukit Jambul with Lip Sin and Sungai Nibong Kecil.
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