5 REASONS WHY KEMANG AREA IS THE BEST LOCATION FOR EXPATS TO LIVE IN JAKARTA

5 REASONS WHY KEMANG AREA IS THE BEST LOCATION FOR EXPATS TO LIVE IN JAKARTA

One of the huge and immediate decisions for newly arrived expatriates is to decide a location to live. There are many indicators to choose an ideal location to reside, such as its strategic location, entertainment areas, and maybe for its nearby public facilities. Kemang, as one of the famous neighborhoods located in South Jakarta, may become a fit to your list. From an expat-friendly neighborhood to a favorite location for foodies, these are 5 reasons why Kemang area is the best location for expats to live in Jakarta.

1. AN EXPAT-FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD

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Kemang has always been one of the top areas for expatriates to live in Jakarta due to its progressiveness on becoming open to the diversity of many cultures. You can always find fellow expats walking through the streets and visiting bars in this area. Its narrow streets and alleys give this area its own unique and dynamic living experience. Not to mention, this area also offers a very dynamic community. You can find expat communities and exhibitions that may catch your interest.

2. EASY ACCESS TO BUSINESS DISTRICTS

Another reason why Kemang area is one of the favorite areas for expats to live in Jakarta is because of its moderate price residences and strategic location. The prices for residences in Kemang are quite cheap compared to other districts in Jakarta such as Menteng, Senopati, Kebayoran Baru, Sudirman, and Pondok Indah so it’s suitable for the middle to the upper class. This area is also close to other business districts, such as Sudirman, Kuningan, and Menteng, making it suitable for those working there and looking for a low-cost residence.

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It’s a good area for those who want to start living in Jakarta but are still in the early stage of adjusting to the new city and environment. Even though there’s no particular public transportation station in this area, you can still go to the nearest ones to save your commute time (Pasar Minggu and Duren Kalibata Station) which are approximately 15 minutes away from Kemang.

3. A PARADISE FOR SHOPPING LOVERS

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Surrounded by various options of malls and local stores, Kemang area may be the best area for shopping lovers! Here, you can experience a unique shopping style at Kemang Village, located in Pangeran Antasari Street. Looking for local-made trinkets? You can find home goods, clothing, and jewelry that are locally made at the Dia.lo.gue Artspace gift shop. Don’t forget to have a brunch at their cafe and visit their gallery exhibitions!

4. VARIOUS OPTIONS OF INTERNATIONAL SCHOOLS

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If you are moving to Jakarta with children, choosing schools may become one of the huge considerations to think of. Worry not, there’re several options of international schools that you can choose in Kemang area. In the heart of Kemang, you will find Australian Independent School and the New Zealand School Jakarta for the primary school. Sekolah Pelita Harapan and The Jayakarta Montessori School are also located in Kemang. The dynamic and diverse environment making Kemang area suitable, not only for you but also for your children.

5. A FAVORITE LOCATION FOR FOODIES

Last but not least, Kemang area is also well-known for being a favorite location for foodies. From a quick-bite at cafes to a romantic dinner at dining restaurants, Kemang area is one of the best neighborhoods to fulfill your culinary experiences.

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Treat yourself with healthy meals at Honu and try out their specialty, Poke Bowl, a rice bowl topped with salmon, edamame, Japanese purple pickles, wakame, and tobiko. Have a romantic dinner with the loved one at Mamma Rosy and experience their authentic Italian cuisines. Not to mention Anomali Coffee, this one is the famous cafe in Kemang area for your after-work hangouts. Looking for other cafes’ recommendations? Check out our previous article about recommended cafes in Kemang area.

Besides its narrow streets and traffics, Kemang area has lots to offer, making it one of the best locations for expats to live in Jakarta. If you have considered Kemang area as your location to live, Kemang Apartment by Pudjiadi Prestige may be a suit for you to reside in! Its strategic location to business districts, entertainment areas, and public facilities making it an expat- friendly apartment in Kemang area!

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