Who’s it suitable for?
The Rochester Residences is a perfect housing development if you are looking for:
- A leasehold condominium in Buona Vista
- Centrally located home with a myriad of amenities nearby
- Quick access to Buona Vista MRT Station
- Popular schools around the area
The Rochester Residences is about a 5-minute walk to Buona Vista, an interchange station on the East-West Line (EWL) and the Circle Line (CCL). Residents will be well-connected to places like the CBD, City Hall, Bugis, Jurong East, and Changi Airport via the EWL. Residents can also travel through the CCL to places like HarbourFront, Holland Village, Botanic Gardens, Bishan, and Paya Lebar.
For those who drive, Rochester Residences is a 4-minute drive to the Ayer Rajah Expressway (AYE), where residents can conveniently make their way to the city centre. The development is also a short drive to major roads like Commonwealth Ave West and Queensway. It will take about 13 minutes to drive to the CBD and 31 minutes to drive to Changi Airport.
Constructed in 2011, The Rochester Residences along Rochester Drive is a 99-year leasehold development. Despite its age, it remains one of the most attractive condominiums in the area because of its quick access to the MRT. Residents will find that day-to-day living is very convenient. Everything is within easy reach as the surrounding neighbourhoods, like Holland Village, are dotted with various modern amenities.
On top of that, the Buona Vista & One-North research precinct is also located within proximity, cutting short the commutes that professionals working in the hubs might need to face daily. Situated right across the development is the Rochester Commons, providing a one-campus opportunity with workspace, habitat, hangout and learning components all integrated into a single location.
Shopping and Dining Near The Rochester Residences
The one-north and Buona Vista neighbourhoods have several shopping malls and plenty of eateries in their vicinity. From The Rochester Residences, residents can walk to The Star Vista, Rochester Mall, and The Metropolis. The Rochester Park area has several well-known restaurants like Les Bouchons, Gary's, and Legendary Hong Kong.
Residents can also head to the business areas around one-north for a variety of cuisines. These include spots like Fusionopolis, Biopolis and Galaxis, which have eateries catering to the working crowd. For instance, Timbre+ is a cool food centre with live music. Some notable stalls are Burgs by Project Warung, Wong Kee Wanton Noodles, Iskina Cebu and Dancing Crab Shack.
Those looking for hangout spots on the weekends can head to the Wessex Estate with eateries like Gateaux & Gaiete, Colbar and Under Der Linden. The Rochester Residences is also a 6-minute drive to Holland Village, a well-known destination for dining and nightlife. Some popular joints here are Tiong Bahru Bakery, Sunday Folks, La Nonna, Original Sin and Wala Wala.
Fancy a traditional hawker centre? Head to the Holland Village Market & Food Centre, 20 Ghim Moh Road Market & Food Centre, or Commonwealth Crescent Market & Food Centre – all within a 10-minute drive from The Rochester Residences.
Schools Near The Rochester Residences
The Rochester Residences will attract families with children because of its proximity to several popular schools. For those participating in the primary school balloting exercise, the development is within a 1km radius of Fairfield Methodist School (Primary) and New Town Primary. It is within a 2km radius of Henry Park Primary and Queenstown Primary.
In terms of secondary schools and tertiary education, The Rochester Residences is within a 10-minute drive to Anglo-Chinese School (Independent), Anglo-Chinese Junior College, Fairfield Methodist School (Secondary), Nan Hua High School, Queensway Secondary School, NUS High School of Math and Science and School of Science and Technology. The National University of Singapore (NUS) and Singapore Polytechnic are also nearby.
Several international schools are near the development as well, such as Tanglin Trust School, UWC Southeast Asia (Dover Campus), ACS International, and Dover Court International School.
Parks Near The Rochester Residences
Residents of the Rochester condominium can enjoy some greenery as the development is close to one-north Park. Nature enthusiasts can take an 8-minute drive to Kent Ridge Park. From there, residents can soak in the greenery of the canopy walk or start their hike on the Southern Ridges Trail. The trail starts at Kent Ridge Park and goes through HortPark, Telok Blangah Park, Henderson Waves, Mount Faber Park, and Labrador Nature Reserve.
Libraries Near The Rochester Residences
Queenstown Public Library is located a 10-minute drive from The Rochester Residences. Covering an area of 3,349 square metres, the library is home to a collection of 248,695 items. It is also the first public library in the National Library Board’s network to have its library services put online. The library currently holds movie screenings every fortnight, on Saturdays from 4 - 6 pm. Movie titles cover a variety of family-friendly flicks, with icebreaker games played at the start of each screening.
Places of Worship Near The Rochester Residences
Along Dover Road nearby, you can find several churches such as Aldersgate Methodist Church, Living Waters Methodist Church, Ebenezer Church, and Shalom Baptist Church – some of these churches are within walking distance from The Rochester condo.
Within a 10-minute drive, there are at least 6 mosques namely Masjid Mujahidin, Surau Ghim Moh, Masjid Al-Huda, Masjid Darussalam, Masjid Hussain Sulaiman, and Masjid Tentera Diraja. You can also find at least 3 temples, including Sri Muneeswaran Temple, Tan Kong Tian Temple, and Wu Tai Shan Temple.
Hospitals Near The Rochester Residences
There is a medical centre located on the 5th level of Raffles Holland V – a 6-minute drive from The Rochester condominium. It is developed by Asian Healthcare Capital Management, a subsidiary of Raffles Medical Group. The medical centre provides family medicine, health screening, dental, traditional Chinese medicine, specialist services, and radiology services. Suppose you would like to find the nearest clinic instead, head to Kee Clinic (1km) or HealthLink Family Clinic & Surgery (1km).
If you prefer a full-facility hospital, take an 8-minute drive down to National University Hospital (NUH) in Kent Ridge. It is the only public and not-for-profit hospital in Singapore to offer a comprehensive suite of specialist care for adults, women and children, as well as a paediatric kidney and liver transplant programme.