What's nearby Commonwealth Towers?
Residents will find that they can easily purchase their daily necessities from the surrounding neighbourhood shops; there is also a supermarket within walking distance from the development, and additional supermarkets and wet markets in the surrounding area.
In addition, residents of Commonwealth Towers need only drive for a few minutes to reach areas such as Orchard Road, Queensway Shopping Centre and IKEA at Alexandra Road. Reaching these places via public transport is equally convenient, with Queenstown MRT and bus stops at their doorstep.
Residents are only 2 stops away from Buona Vista MRT Station, where shopping and lifestyle mall The Star Vista is located. The Star Vista hosts a Cold Storage, a few clothing stores, and a large variety of food options. Amore, a fitness and spa centre is also situated there.
Queensway Shopping Centre is a great destination for bargain hunters; the shopping centre is renowned for its many sporting goods stores, and with good reason. Shoppers would be able to get good quality shoes from well-known brands such as Nike and Adidas at cheap prices at these stores.
Apart from eateries at the shopping areas mentioned above, as well as IKEA's famous dining options, Queenstown has quite the impressive selection of good eats: if only you know where to look.
Located along Commonwealth Crescent, Two Chefs Eating Place is a Zi Char outlet that serves some of the best Chinese cuisine in the area. With its expansive menu, it is recommended for family dinners, as both adults and children will find dishes to suit their palate.
Affordable foreign cuisine can also be found at Salute Kopitiam, along Bukit Merah Lane 1. Unlike other kopitiams, or coffee shops, Salute Kopitiam is targeted at a younger crowd, with modern decorations and a general hipster vibe. High quality Western and German food can be found there; it's a great place for residents who want a change from the normal coffee shop fare.
The Central Business District is a short travel away from Commonwealth Towers; It is a 12 minute drive away, and even better, a 16 minute commute by public transport! This could be attributed to the fact that Queenstown MRT station is located along the East-West Line, the same line that runs through City Hall MRT and Raffles Place MRT.
This is great news for residents who don't wish to drive to work at the CBD - where daily parking fees, peak hour traffic jams and ERP charges can take their toll. Residents can choose to take the cheaper option of commuting by public transport to work, without compromising much on travel time.
Residents with school-going children will be happy to know that there are four schools within one kilometre of Commonwealth Towers: two primary schools, and two secondary schools. Also located nearby is the Global Indian International School's Queenstown Campus.
The Queenstown Public Library offers a great place for students and adults alike to read or study. It is located along Margaret Drive, nearby Commonwealth Towers.
Queenstown Polyclinic and Alexandra Hospital are easily accessibly by residents. Alexandra Hospital is a public hospital managed by Sengkang Health.
There is a huge number of clinics in the surrounding area that have different specializations, including dentists. These clinics are largely located below HDB blocks or in the general areas in close proximity to housing estates, so that they can serve the needs of the residents. Accordingly, there are a couple of clinics within walking distance of Commonwealth Towers, including general practitioners, dental clinics, and dialysis centres.