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 area falls under the jurisdiction of Subang Jaya Municipality Council or MPSJ since 1997. USJ 1 comprises a large variety of properties such as double-storey terrace houses, apartments, condominiums, semi-detached house, bungalows, retail lots and light industry factories.
USJ 1 is also strategically located and 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 link to the Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Shah Alam, Cheras, Klang and also the KLIA.
In addition, USJ 1 is easily accessible to public amenities such as commercial centres, shopping malls, banks, etc. For shopping and leisure, USJ 1 is only a few minutes drive to Subang Parade, Empire Subang, Carrefour, First Subang, Sunway Pyramid, Subang Business Centre (USJ 9) and Taipan Business Centre (USJ 10). Within close proximity, there is a police station, plus also the Subang Jaya Municipal Council Complex in USJ 5 which has a football turf and athletic field.
Within the vicinity, USJ 1 comprises 2 large hypermarkets, namely Giant USJ and Mydin USJ, 3 shopping malls, Summit USJ, Da Men and Empire Remix, a commercial centre known as USJ Sentral and newer residential developments such as The Regina, Impian Meridian, Casa Subang, USJ One Avenue, Grandville and USJ One Park. In addition, there are many rows of older shop lots around the area. Finally, there are also industrial areas in the vicinity as well.
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 also nearby 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.
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 2014. Hopefully, this would eventually reduce traffic congestion in the future.