Bandar Country Homes was previously knowns as Taman Desa. It is an integrated township located about 10 km from Rawang town. It is adjacent to Saujana Rawang, Emerald West, Taman Desa Mas and Taman Bayu Permai.
Sprawling over 700 acres of freehold land, this mixed development of Bandar Country Homes township consists of bungalows, semi-detached houses, terraces, low and medium-cost apartments as well as shop-offices lots. It is divided into 13 precincts, which are named from Section 1 to Section 13.
Being a township, Bandar Country Homes comprises its own schools, bank, clinics, petrol station, police station, a wet and dry market, mosque, recreation park and a mosque. Schools located within the vicinity are SMK Taman Desa, SMK Taman Desa 2, SK Taman Desa and SK Taman Desa 2.
Among shops open in the vicinity are AmBank, 7-11, 99 Speedmart, Indigo Cyber Cafe, LaundryLane, Sports Toto, and Reborn Hair Salon to name a few. Furthermore, there are earmarked developments within the vicinity including a post office, a private college and a private medical centre.
Like its name, Bandar Country Homes offers country living within lush green surroundings and just within few kilometers away from KL city centre. It is suitable for ones who want to escape the bustling city life and enjoy calm environment but still have to commute to the city. Up to this date, residents claimed that their mobile networks are very bad at some parts of the township. Drop calls normally occur during conversation. Adding to that, Bandar Country Homes still lacks of wireless broadband coverage.
Residents also claimed that there is heavy traffic light congestion from Bandar Country Homes towards the toll. The traffic jam starts as early as 6.30 am in the morning. This is due to majority of residents here commuting to the city centre to work. It takes 1 hour to drive to KL during these rush hours, but only 30 minutes in the weekends.
Since the past 5 years, the community here at Bandar Country Homes seems to start growing. Most of the houses have been occupied, and the property prices have escalated a bit by bit (but not as well as normal landed properties around Klang Valley). It is still a good sign for home owners of Bandar Country Homes even though quite a number of units can be found in property auctions from time to time.