Most expats in Bangkok are familiar with Ekamai, Sukhumvit Soi 63, and probably know someone living in a condo or apartment in Ekamai. However how many people have visited the area recently, and seen the development that has occurred in the area?
For years expats have been familiar with the Thonglor district, Sukhumvit soi 55 has become popular and well known for offering a good quality high-end lifestyle to both middle-class Thai’s and expats alike. Luxury condos in Thonglor are commonplace, and good quality service apartments in Thonglor are very popular with short-term contract workers. And of course with many Japanese restaurants and bars, Thonglor has become a favourite with Japanese expats.
However Ekamai, has in contrast been waiting in the wings, and was always destined to be the next district to be developed. With its own Ekamai BTS station, links to Petchburi Road, many sub sois including Thonglor and Phrakanong Road and already boasting quite a few trendy bars, cafes and restaurants Ekamai has always been well placed to be developed.
Located in Mid-Sukhumvit, Ekamai is an easy commute to any of the offices along Sukhumvit and Asoke. In fact if one lives in a condo in Ekamai, they can quite comfortably make it in to Siam square in approximately 20mins.
In the last few years Ekamai has witnessed the arrival of several quality and modern condos that have complimented the rise of trendy outlets such as The Horizon in Ekamai, the California Wow on Sukhumvit Soi 63, the Bangkok Mediplex, and of course even more practically the Big C Ekamai, which houses a supermarket, cafes and an Index furniture shop.
Three of the most high-end luxury Bangkok condos in Ekamai, are Nusasiri, The Address 42 and Avenue 61.
Nusasiri Grand Condo Ekamai has a rare quality in actually being linked to a BTS Sky Train station. So that residents of the Nusasiri Grand Condo in Ekamai, can actually leave their condo and board the BTS sky train without having to be exposed to the elements. This is particularly useful in the wet season when the rain can be heavy.
|Nusasiri Grand Condo Ekamai boasts a whole host of facilities that would be impressive in any Bangkok condominium, not just in a condo in Ekamai, but anywhere in Bangkok. With a large cascading swimming pool, large fitness area, jogging track, gardens, the building also houses the Bangkok Mediplex, Cafes and a Supermarket.
Bangkok Studio condos in Nusasiri Grand Condo start at THB 25 000/ month, with large One Bedroom units of 76sqm at THB 40 000/ month and Two Bedroom units fetching THB 60 000/ month onwards.
Just around the corner from Nusasiri Grand Condo is The Address 42, located on the same soi Sukhumvit Soi 42 as Nusasiri Grand Condo. This Bangkok condo within 350m of Ekamai BTS station makes it a simple 5mins walk along a pleasant quiet soi to the train.
The Address 42 is a beautifully designed condo in Ekamai and has a very tasteful retro feel to the building. Well built, designed, with luxurious fittings and fixtures this Bangkok condominium gives off a real sense of quality.
With large One Bedroom units of over 60sqm renting for THB 35 000/ month these are great value and great quality. Renting a condo in Ekamai cannot come much better than a Two Bedroom at Avenue 61, with over 100sqm at your disposal and solid wooden to compliment the high quality build and facilities. With a beautiful swimming pool, Jacuzzi, fitness room and of course security and parking this Bangkok condominium in Ekamai, is ideal as it is also located within 5mins walk of the BTS Ekamai station.
In the next blog we will look at the mid-market condos in Ekamai, another area of the Bangkok Real Estate market that has seen quite a boost in recent years.