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August 2020 BTO Analysis for Costa Grove: Which Unit to Choose for this Pasir Ris BTO

Nature lovers heads up: BTO Costa Grove at Pasir Ris is the one to get. Launched in August 2020, this east-side BTO overlooks the verdant greenery at Pasir Ris Park. In our analysis, we provide an overview of the site and show you which are the units to get if you managed to obtain a queue number.

Costa Grove at Pasir Ris: An Overview

Our site visit on a late weekday morning found it to be a tranquil area, with low footfall. Traffic was moderately busy along Pasir Ris Drive 3. The area is surrounded by other HDB flats to the south of the site as well as Pasir Ris Park to the north.

Pasir Ris’ Costa Grove is nestled amidst Pasir Ris Park.

In terms of amenities, there will be an eating house, minimart and other retail options located within Costa Grove itself to the west of the site. The existing Pasir Ris MRT station on the East-West Line and the adjacent White Sands Mall will take approximately 8-10 mins to reach by foot. By 2029, Pasir Ris MRT will also be connected to the future Cross-Island Line.

Elias Mall is smaller mall along Pasir Ris Drive 3. It is an estimated 10-min walk away and features food and beverage outlets, several retail options as well as a U Stars supermarket.

Bus stops along Pasir Ris Drive 3 and located just outside Costa Grove take you to neighbourhoods like Ang Mo Kio, Toa Payoh, Serangoon, Bedok, Tampines.

Along Pasir Ris Drive 3. Costa Grove is to the right of the picture.

Unit Analysis for Costa Grove

Park/Sea/Unblocked Views

Views overlooking Pasir Ris Park are likely to be highly sought after. If you pick a taller unit from these stacks, you might even get a view beyond the Johor Straits to Pulau Ubin. Stacks overlooking the Api Api River will also likely be relatively unblocked, since beyond that are rows of landed estates that aren’t very tall. For stacks facing Pasir Ris Drive 3 and the existing HDB flats, pick a unit on a higher floor if you want unblocked views. We listed the how high these existing HDB flats are so you can get a better gauge.

For the prized park views, these are the best units to pick:
588C: 557, 559, 573
589B: 609
589C: 615, 617, 627, 629
590C: 677, 683, 685, 687

Privacy

Away from the lifts and the rubbish chute areas, these stacks have privacy from neighbours walking by and looking in.

587A: 501, 503, 505, 507, 511
588A: 517, 523, 525, 533
588B: 537, 539, 547, 549, 551
588C: 553, 555, 557, 567, 569
589A: 583, 585
589B: 605
589C: 617, 625, 627
590B: 657, 663
590C: 675, 687

Western Sun

The hot afternoon sun comes in either the north-west or south-west directions in Singapore, depending on the time of the year. Avoid stacks that have the main areas of the home facing these two directions if you want a cooler flat. These are the stacks to pick:

587A: 515
588A: 523, 529
588B: 543
588C: 559, 573
589A: 575
589B: 609, 611
590B: 659, 661

Other considerations:

  • Some of the blocks at Pasir Ris Grove feature staggered heights. Make sure you check out the 3D model on HDB’s website to better determine the conditions of the unit you choose.
  • There are some rental stacks within the site. These are marked by a pale-yellow colour on the HDB maps.
  • While Pasir Ris Drive 3 wasn’t overly busy during our site visit, traffic was still moderately heavy. There are some stacks (531, 533, 577, 579, 663, 665) that are very close to this road. Avoid those if you don’t want to be plagued by traffic noise.

All maps are courtesy of HDB.

Not the BTO you want? See our unit analyses for the other BTOs that were launched in August 2020: Champions Bliss and UrbanVille @ Woodlands | Kebun Baru Edge at Ang Mo Kio | Parc Residences @ Tengah | Bishan Towers | Dakota One at Geylang | Keat Hong Verge at Choa Chu Kang | Tampines GreenCrest, Tampines GreenGlade and Tampines Opal 

 

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