PETALING JAYA SERIES: Bandar Utama Review (Part 1)

In this Petaling Jaya Series, we take a look at one of the best addresses in Petaling Jaya: Bandar Utama. Find out what makes Bandar Utama attractive from the communities, the educational institutions, the recreational facilities, and to the infrastructures in this modern, developed township.


About Bandar Utama

Bandar Utama is located in the city of Petaling Jaya of the state of Selangor in Malaysia.

Bandar Utama’s story began in the early 1990s. She was originally a palm oil plantation site. Today it is a developed township in the heart of Petaling Jaya. 

Bandar Utama is a 1000 acres township. It is surrounded by Mutiara Damansara to the North, Kampung Sungai Kayu Ara and Taman Mayang to the South, Taman Tun, Damansara Utama and Damansara Jaya to the East, and Kota Damansara, Tropicana, Sunway Damansara, and Ara Damansara to the West.


Properties in Bandar Utama

Bandar Utama sits on Freehold land, meaning ownership of the property is for perpetuity. And the landed houses are registered as individual titles

Total No. of Houses:

  • 5,626 units comprising of:
    • 2-storey : 3,640 units
    • 2 1/2-storey : 1,986 units
    • Average Land Size:
    • 22 sqft x 75 sqft
    • 22 sqft x 85 sqft
    • 23 sqft x 75 sqft
  • Built-Up:
    • 2-storey : from 1,978 sqft – 2,376 sqft
    • 2 1/2-storey : from 2,670 sqft – 3,287 sqft

There are 10 residential landed communities in Bandar Utama: BU1, BU2, BU3, BU4, BU5 (The Effingham), BU6, BU7, BU10, BU11, BU12. There are no BU8 and BU9. BU1 to BU4 are the older phases and were completed in the early 1990s. BU6 to BU12 are the newer phases which were completed in the early 2000s.

Then there are 2 condominiums: 9 Bukit Utama and 1 Bukit Utama.


Amenities

Here in Bandar Utama, you can find everything for family community living and convenient access to Kuala Lumpur. 

For your quick one-stop needs there’s Centrepoint where there’s a drive-thru Mcdonalds, KFC, Starbucks, Jaya Grocer, gym, mamak, pharmacy, currency exchange counter, and more restaurants. There’s Oasis Business Centre along Tengkat Bandar Utama – a single row of shops, 7/11, bakeries, and restaurants. 

Then there’s One Utama Shopping Centre where you’ve your cinemas, bookstores, restaurants, cafes, pharmacy, clothing departments, arcade, karaoke, bowling alley, IT stores, and events. 

To exercise and stay fit, there’s 5 places:

  1. Bandar Utama’s own Central Park
  2. Bandar Utama community centre along Tengkat Bandar Utama, and another here along Lebuh Bandar Utama
  3. The Club Bukit Utama where you’ve a gym, swimming pool, squash court, and more
  4. Bandar Utama Golf Course

For a big township, there are 12 educational institutions in Bandar Utama:

  1. SJK(T) Effingham
  2. SK Bandar Utama
  3. The British International School of Kuala Lumpur
  4. First City University College
  5. SMK BU 2
  6. SMK BU 3
  7. SK BU 2
  8. SMK BU
  9. SK BU 4
  10. SMK BU 4
  11. SJK(C) Puay Chai 2
  12. Kolej BU 6

Accessibility

Bandar Utama is easy to access around Petaling Jaya and Kuala Lumpur. It is sandwiched between 2 highways: SPRINT and LDP. Bandar Utama is also located next to Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Kuala lumpur.

There are adequate public transportation facilities in Bandar Utama as well. There are MRT Mutiara Damansara and MRT Bandar Utama which are direct lines to Bukit Bintang, KL. Then there’s the upcoming LRT3 or LRT Bandar Utama-Klang.

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