How to find a house in Bangkok
If you intend to move to Bangkok to work, you may need to find a place for long term residence. In this post, we will provide you some information related to finding a house in Bangkok.
Thailand is renowned for cheap living costs. However, with the trend of living in apartments and condominiums closer to the sky train (BTS) and underground (MRT) stations in Bangkok, the price of good condominiums and serviced apartments has risen during recent years. When compared to Singapore and Hong Kong, Bangkok is still considerably cheaper, though compared to Ho Chi Min City (Vietnam) or Siem Reap (Cambodia), it’s more expensive. However, due to Covid 19 and the current pandemic situation, it’s not hard to find a sweet deal.
North Bangkok is considered to have many expat preferred areas, but most of them are near the International School of Bangkok where the main American curriculums are taught. This area offers a mix of family homes, condos, townhouses, and a limitation of shopping centers.
This area includes mostly condos and apartments. The expat-crowded areas are between Soi 1-63 and 2-40. A lot of western shops and schools are easily found in this area.
East Bangkok is the suburban expat area located in the east of Sukhumvit. This place offers Lots of single homes with communal facilities such as a pool and clubhouse. Also, East Bangkok is home to Bangkok Patana School where main Bristish curriculums are taught.
This area is known as the Financial District of Bangkok due to the high density of office towers and companies. This is a favorite area of expat because it has many nice restaurants and bars. Mainly apartments and condos, but some single homes are also available in this area. The rental fee is a bit cheaper than the Sukhumvit area.
Lumpini is close to the Central Business District. Many large shopping centers, such as
Paragon, Siam, Central World, and Central Chidlom can be easy to access from this area. The condos and apartments in Lumpini are a bit smaller and more expensive than the Sukhumvit area.
The riverside area is along the Chao Praya River which is peaceful but the roads are always full of traffic and there is no direct access to BTS.
Squeezed in between hotels and mega shopping centers, this area has limited and expensive condos for rent.
This area is the older part of the city which is mainly home to local people. There are fewer modern roads, homes, condos, and apartments, especially with no access to BTS.
In my opinion, finding an agent is the fastest way to get your preferred accommodation.
With the above information, we hope you will find the most suitable area for your long term residence.
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