Desa Sri Hartamas is one of the upper middle class housing neighborhoods in Kuala Lumpur. The neighborhood consists of mainly linked houses and bungalows, catering to the affluent working class in Malaysia. It is situated in between of Mont Kiara and Damansara Heights, making it one of the most sought after addresses in KL.
Desa Sri Hartamas is also one of the popular commercial and entertainment hubs in Kuala Lumpur. The commercial hub consists of mainly restaurants, shops, bars, and Malaysian style food bazaar, catering to the affluent working class and expatriates in Malaysia. It is situated in between of Mont Kiara and Damansara Heights, making it one of the most popular hangout places in KL. It is easily accessible via Lebuhraya Jalan Semantan, Jalan Duta-Sungai Buloh, Lebuhraya SPRINT, and Jalan Duta. It is only minutes away from Mont Kiara and Pusat Bandar Damansara, where plenty of amenities can be found.
Houses in Desa Sri Hartamas are highly sought after by the upper middle class Malaysians and expatriates. Even during economic crisis, property prices in this exclusive neighborhood hardly drop. Furthermore, shops in Desa Sri Hartamas are highly frequented by party goers, yuppies, affluent working class, food lovers and expatriates.
In terms of night life, Desa Sri Hartamas is now a small and vibrant community, particularly the wide range of restaurants and bars that have developed around the shopping area. While there are some western style expat bars, there is also a good food court and a multitude of Korean, Japanese, Thai and Malaysian restaurants.
In mid 1990s, Sri Hartamas enclave gained popularity as a desired neighborhood. However before that, it was deemed too isolated, with little to no infrastructure in the area. As demand for quality housing in KL increased, this soon became irrelevant. But the real boom started when restaurants, shops, bars and as well as an outdoor Malaysian style food bazaar began opening there.