Sunway Sutera, Sunway Damansara
Sunway Sutera is a low-density leasehold condominium located in Tropicana. It is located opposite Riana Green and a stone's throw away to Casa Tropicana, Opal Damansara, Cita Damansara and Challis Damansara. It comprises four 5-storey blocks that house a total of 380 units with built-up sizes from 1,050 sf onwards.
Located in the affluent Tropicana enclave, residents of Sunway Sutera are just mere minutes away from aplenty of amenities. Just across the road, there is a row of shop lot (which is part of Riana Green) that houses restaurants and cafes including Arisu Korean BBQ and Domino's Pizza. Besides that, there are several shopping centres located within short proximity including One Utama, Tropicana City, The Curve, Sunway Giza, Giant Kota Damansara and Tesco Damansara.
Moreover, Sunway Sutera is also a family-friendly neighborhood whereby there are a number of schools and colleges nearby including SJK (C) Damansara (located next door), SMK Tropicana, SRK Tropicana, SMK Bandar Utama 3, KBU International College, Segi College, and Sri KDU Private School. It can be accessible from North-Klang Valley Expressway (Damansara Exit), Sprint Highway and Damansara-Puchong Expressway (LDP). It is just about 5 minutes to Dataran Prima, 10 minutes to Damansara Utama, and 20 minutes to Damansara Heights.
The biggest drawback of Sunway Damansara is horrifying traffic congestion during peak hours – which include morning rush hour, lunch time (due to the parents pick up their kids from the SJK (C) Damansara), and evening after work. Not only that, it is also quite challenging to either turn into or out from the condominium due to the busy traffic in front. The traffic problem is worsened by the half-closure of Jalan Tanjung.
However, Sunway Damansara is favored because of its resort-style setting and low density. Not only that, its security is pretty tight, and they regularly change the security guards whenever they find them not competent since several break-ins in 2007 (and they have already changed the security for 5 times). The condominium is also well-maintained by the management.
In terms of investment, the price has appreciated very well over the years. Sunway Damansara was tagged at RM240,000 after its completion and has escalated to RM270,000 in 2007 and currently priced from RM330,000. As for Bumiputera, there are few units available in both subsale and auction markets from time to time at below RM300,000.