USJ 1 is an enclave situated in the affluent township of UEP Subang Jaya. It has a good accessibility and many public amenities. It is developed by Sime UEP on a mix of freehold and leasehold land.
The USJ 1 enclave falls under the jurisdiction of Subang Jaya Municipality Council or MPSJ since 1997. It comprises a large variety of properties ranging from low-cost apartment to double-storey terrace houses, serviced apartments, condominiums, semi-detached house, bungalows, shop lots and light industry factories.
For shopping and leisure, USJ 1 is only a few minutes drive to One City, The Main Place, Subang Parade, Empire Subang, Carrefour, First Subang, Sunway Pyramid, Subang Business Centre (USJ 9) and USJ Taipan (USJ 10). Within close proximity, there is a police station, plus the Subang Jaya Municipal Council Complex in USJ 5 which has a football turf and athletic field.
Within the vicinity, USJ 1 comprises five shopping malls, namely Giant USJ and Mydin USJ, Summit USJ, Da Men and Empire Remix. There are two commercial areas which are USJ Sentral and Regalia Business Centre. For residential, there is a mix of more exclusive landed properties like Grandville and USJ One Park. On the other hand, there are high-rise serviced apartments and condominiums such as The Regina, You One, Impian Meridian, Casa Subang, USJ One Avenue and USJ One Park. In addition, there are a few rows of shop lots and light industrial areas in the vicinity.
For education, there are many schools nearby. The popular Chinese school, namely SJKC Chee Wen and Segi College are located in USJ 1. Besides that, USJ 1 is surrounded by many well-known private colleges such as Sunway University College, Taylor’s University College, Inti College, Metropolitan College and Monash University. In terms of healthcare, there are private hospitals such as QHC Medical Centre, Sunway Medical Centre and Subang Jaya Medical Centre.
USJ 1 is strategically located nearby many popular places. It is easily accessible through excellent highways like the Shah Alam Expressway (KESAS), New Pantai Expressway (NPE), North-South Expressway Central Link (ELITE), New Klang Valley Expressway (NKVE), Lebuhraya Damansara – Puchong Highway (LDP), Federal Highway and Subang – Kelana Link. Thus, enabling the area to have quick access to the Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Petaling Jaya, Puchong, Shah Alam, Klang and KLIA.
USJ 1 is one of the largest enclaves in USJ. It comprises several neighbourhoods which consists of super-link terraces, semi-detached houses, bungalows and high-rise condominiums. Some of the areas are light industrial areas such as Taman Subang Mewah and Subang Industrial Park. There are also a few low-cost apartments nearby the industrial areas. Some of the 2-storey terraces are priced at a bargain because they are badly maintained. Future investors and homeowners who are interested in USJ 1 should be aware that most of the developments are leasehold.
Due to poor accessibility, USJ 1 is always busy especially during peak hours causing major gridlock of traffic which usually occurs at the junction of Persiaran Subang Permai and Persiaran Kewajipan. During rush hour, it usually takes about 30 minutes to exit the vicinity along a 1 km distance road. There are also plans to reduce the traffic problems with the proposed road linking USJ 1 to KESAS Highway. Currently, there is an LRT extension development due to be completed in 2015. Hopefully, this would eventually reduce traffic congestion in the future.