Minden Heights is located in the district of Gelugor on the island of Penang. It is also just 10 minutes away from the Penang Bridge, and 5 minutes from the main highway of Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, which brings commuters in and out of the island.
Minden Heights covers quite a large residential area. From flats, to condos, terrace houses and bungalows, and the latest up-market development, a gated and guarded community of 3-storey terrace houses called White Lily and another 2 – 3 storey of semi-detached property called Minden Place & Minden Residence.
A significant landmark also surrounds Minden Heights; the Universiti Sains Malaysia which is the neighboring property. Many of the students and faculty naturally live in this residential area due to the close proximity. Also nearby is the Queensbay shopping mall, Bayan Lepas Industrial area as well as the Penang International Airport, all within 10 minutes drive. Other neighborhoods within the district of Gelugor include, Taman Brown and Taman Tun Sardon.
High-rise properties belonging to Minden Heights, a freehold land – consists of the Minden Flats, Palm Palladium, Palm Residence, Taman Utama and U-Garden Resort Condominium. Other properties are double storey links, double storey and triple storey semi-detached properties and bungalows.
Properties in Minden Heights are mostly matured and one of the earlier developments in the island. Some of the flats and terrace houses date over 30 years back. Even so, the price for a 550 sf flat unit will cost around RM75,000 and RM189,000 for a 700 sf U-Garden Resort condominium unit. The rising cost is also due to many new developments all over Penang, and even within Minden Heights itself.
The new projects in Minden Heights include those by PPM Realty (low density, 3-storey terrace links – 73 units), semi-detached and bungalow properties by Hai Hong Marketing and Boon Siew Group Property (38 × 2-storey semi-detached homes) have not only given the area a facelift, but an alternative and modern lifestyle that is attractive to foreign investors, as well as locals who wish to upgrade from their own homes from various parts of Penang.
These luxury homes in Minden Heights were launched at a whopping RM788,000 for the 2-storey semi-detached homes, to RM1.2 million and above for the 3-storey semi-detached and bungalows. Those who travel to and from the island frequently will find Minden Heights very convenient and close to many amenities. From shopping, to travel, educational institutions, local services and facilities such as a post office, petrol station, and much more cater to the community and the surrounding neighborhoods.
Much of the landscape in Penang has changed. While there is also a quarry to the West of Minden Heights, other high-rises at Bukit Gambier, which is separated by Jalan Bukit Gambier contributes to much of the skyline.