Araville is a high rise condominium located along Jalan Kapas, on top of Bangsar. It is situated directly behind Casa Vista. Both Araville and Casa Vista are famous condominiums among expatriates. Among its immediate residential neighbours are Park Rose, Sri Wangsaria, Bangsar Peak, Bayu Angkasa, and The Luxe.
Araville is a low density residential housing only 60 units. From the unit, residents can enjoy spectacular view of Bangsar hills and Damansara Heights, or undisrupted view of Kuala Lumpur city. Some also claimed that they are able to enjoy Genting Highlands view if the weather is good.
Residing in Bangsar, residents are pampered with plenty of amenities within short distance. There are several shopping centers located in Bangsar as well as surrounding the vicinity. The ones located in the vicinity are Bangsar Shopping Centre, and Bangsar Village 1 and 2. Just few kilometres away on the east, one can find the gigantic Mid Valley Megamall, and The Gardens. Plus, Tropicana Mall, 1 Utama Shopping Centre, The Curve and IKEA are not very far away as well.
Besides shopping malls, there are a number of medical centers located within short driving distance from Araville, namely Ayurvedic Medical Centre, Pantai Medical Centre and Universiti Malaya Medical Centre. For golf enthusiasts, there are KGPA and KLGC located nearby along SPRINT highway. Not only that, there are Bangsar Putra LRT station and KL Sentral transportation hub located few kilometres from the condominium.
In terms of accessibility to Araville, there are several highways to serve the residents. One can utilize SPRINT highway to reach Damansara, Sri Hartamas, Mont Kiara and Kuala Lumpur city centre via Jalan Kuching. Besides that, one can also utilize New Pantai Expressway (NPE), Penchala Link and Federal Highway to reach various destinations. Each of these highways has its access nearby Bangsar.
Araville is a residential development by Golden Klang Valley, which is an associate company of SP Setia. The company also developed the Right Angle commercial shop offices and Menara Bakti with adjoining 4-storey shop houses in Section 14, Petaling Jaya.
Residents of Jalan Kapas and Jalan Medang Tanduk used to have concerns regarding landslides such as those that happened in Ampang and Damansara Heights due to the development of D’9 Bangsar that they were afraid would damage the water tanks. However the developers were very conscientious and took precautionary measures to avoid damaging the water tanks, and the development was fully completed with no mishaps whatsoever.
As a matter of fact, their new neighbour has heightened the feeling of exclusivity to the area, as the new development is a very exclusive condominium development, comprising only nine units, a unit per floor. D’9 Bangsar was completed in mid-2010.
However, one has to bear bad traffic congestion during peak hours in this area. Jalan Maarof is quite congested during these hours. The ongoing construction of MRT, that is set to complete by end of 2016, does not help the matter. It slows down traffic and automotive have to be driven carefully. Alternatively, one should opt for Jalan Medang Tanduk that connects to SPRINT highway for a convenient ingress and egress. This is a good solution.
Even though it is old, Araville is still one of the most wanted residential in Bangsar, and remains as one of the expatriate choice to call home. Besides Araville, other residential preferred homes are Casa Vista and Sri Penaga. In terms of investment, it is reasonable to invest in a unit at Araville. There is still some potential for its price to appreciate due to scarcity of new development in Bangsar and most new developments in the area are currently tagged at almost RM1,200 psf.