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What are the best condos and apartments in the Ratchada area of Bangkok?

Ratchadaphisek Road, or more commonly known as Ratchada by locals in Bangkok and expats alike is in the northern part of Bangkok city center. More than 5 years ago this area of Bangkok was not popular with expats looking for condos or apartments in which to live.

In August 2005 the MRTA opened up the first underground train line in Thailand. This Bangkok subway system opened up the Ratchada area to expats and locals who wanted to live in the Ratchada area, and yet still continue to work in Bangkok city center. So since 2005 there has been a rush to open as many condos and apartments in this area of Bangkok.

The advantage of living in this area is that the cost of living is lower than living in an apartment in Sukhumvit or a Silom condo for example. So what are the costs and what is the quality on offer?

Well like with many districts in Bangkok, Ratchada has a range of apartments and condos. Due to the rarity of A grade condos in Ratchada the cost to rent them is not much different to those on Sukhumvit for a Grade B or condo. The cost would be about THB 500/sqm/month and so would be at a discount to such a property on Sukhumvit where prices can be around THB 700 – 800/sqm/month.

The Amanta condominium

One such condo in Ratchada is The Amanta Condominium which is located in the central area of Ratchada. This Bangkok condo boasts easy access to the Thailand Cultural Center MRT station and is within a short walk of The Esplanade shopping plaza.

Amanta Ratchada There are 1 Bedroom, 2 Bedroom and 3 Bedroom condos in this Bangkok development, and the quality is of a high standard. The facilities in the development and the surrounding gardens are beautiful and make this Ratchada condo stand out as the best in the area.

With an infinity style pool, large fitness studio and gymnasium and the landscaped garden areas this is a tropical paradise in the heart of Bangkok.

Of course most people want to live Ratchadaphisek to save money and so they want their condo in Ratchada to be less expensive and better value. However they still want quality and style and the convenience of the MRT stations.

The Ivy Ratchada

The Ivy Ratchada, which is located within a 5 mins walk of Sutthisan MRT station is such a condominium. Stylish, modern and bright the condos in this Bangkok property range from Studio – 2 Bedroom units. Close to Suthisan road.

Ivy Ratchada Bangkok Studios start at THB 10 000/month which makes them less than THB 300/sqm/month. One bedroom condo units in this Ratchada development are also great value at THB 15 000/month. And two bedroom units can rent for as little as THB 22 000/month for approximately 66sqm.–rachada-876

Many of the people who live around Ratchada are teachers working at one of the many International Schools in the area. These expats are often looking for a great value apartment in Ratchada, again with not only easy access to an MRT station, but also many convenient places to eat locally.

One such apartment block in the Ratchada area is Sitara Place, with well maintained and very clean Studio apartments. And within walking distance of the Rama 9 MRT station. Close to the Rama 9 junction and expressway, and a short walk from Fortune Town shopping centre.

The Studios in Sitara Place start at just THB 10 500/month and offer a large living space at 40sqm. Also with amenities such as UBC, WiFi and cooking appliances included these really are great value Bangkok apartments.

About Amorn S

Amorn Suramongkol is passionate about Thai real estate and writes useful and informative articles for aimed at helping Bangkok's expats find homes and settle in to the capital.

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