Casa Desa is a high density condominium comprising of seven blocks with greenery surrounding the compound located in Taman Desa along Jalan Klang Lama (Old Klang Road). It was completed in June 2008 and developed by Faber Group, who is also the same developer for most of the residential and commercial developments in the same township.
Faber Group is a big well-known developer who is also responsible for numerous township developments all over the country including Taman Grandview in Sandakan; Taman Sri Desa in Ipoh; Overseas union Garden, Kuala Lumpur; and Minden Height and Changkat Minden in Pulau Pinang.
Living in Taman Desa, one should not worry to reach any major destination as it is elevated and centrally located on the border between Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya. It is easily accessible from KL-Seremban Highway via Faber Interchange. Not only that, there are also several main roads and highways nearby including Federal Highway, KESAS Highway, KL-Seremban Expressway, New Pantai Expressway (NPE) and Lebuhraya Damansara-Puchong LDP. Having a lot of toll-paying and free roads options providing motorists more route and travel budget options. As a matter of fact, motorist can reach Kuala Lumpur city centre within 15 minutes of driving.
Taman Desa is a matured township. The town is occupied by mostly middle to upper class and offers pleasantly quite environment for its residents. Among the neighbours of Casa Desa are Faber Ria, Faber Heights, Danau Impian and Tiara Faber to name a few. There are fire station, Taman Desa Medical Centre, police station and numerous of shops from cyber cafe to wet market to cater all the needs.
Commercial centres residing in the area are Faber Towers and Danau Desa commercial centre. Also, there are also two secondary schools and a primary school. Adding to that, there is another school being built near Desa Ria. For family leisure, residents can bring the whole family to the Desa Waterpark which is also nearby. For shopping heaven, residents can take a short drive within 10 minutes to Mid Valley Megamall.
Name: Casa Desa
Address: Taman Desa, 58100 Kuala Lumpur
Developer: Faber Union (Faber Group)
Completion Date: June 2008
No. of Blocks: 7
No. of Units: 410
Maintenance Fee: RM0.22 psf
Launch Price: RM237 psf
Type 1 (1,355 sf)
Type 2 (1,192 sf)
Type 3 (1,097 sf)
Type 4 (1,647 sf)
Type 5 LG (1,737 sf)
Type 5 Upper Level (1,737 sf)
Casa Desa is claimed to have bad design for several reasons. One of them is most of the small units (in Block A, B and C) are facing west which make the house extra-hot in the afternoon. For bigger unit residents, they have to walk passing car park before reaching the swimming pool. On the outer look, the claimed to be a condominium does not look like one, as it looks more like a low-cost apartment with its color and high-density look.
For the price tag, Casa Desa supposedly offers a lot more extra that it currently is. Like other developments with the same pricing range, Casa Desa should implement access cards to lifts, floors and facilities such as parking lot and swimming pool. Sharing residents' and visitors' parking bays in the level 5 car park area would worry the residents.
Not only security features, Casa Desa seems to be lacking of facilities. Tennis, squash and badminton courts are norm facilities offered by developers these days which Casa Desa only offers swimming pool and gymnasium for sports facilities. Even so, the swimming pool is rather small and cannot fulfill the all residents’ need.
Investing in Taman Desa never seems a bad idea. It offers urban living for its residents and the township is still underrated by the locals. No wonder most of the properties residing in Taman Desa doubled the price within a decade. In average, prices of these properties' rise within 5% to 10% per annum.
Taman Desa is strategically located within Petaling Jaya and Kuala Lumpur vicinities. Also, it offers peace of mind living making the town a great place to retire. Even though living in Taman Desa is great, as for investment, perhaps one should look for medium-end condominium for better rental yield and capital appreciation. There are too many options in the neighborhood making potential buyers and tenants have several options before making their decisions.