If its a romantic, colonial villa you’re after – look no further than District 2. There are many reasons why people choose to live in this part of the city, and it just so happens that the availability of gorgeous villas is the icing on the cake. You can see a list of some of District 2’s most famous villas here. Just in-case you needed a few more reasons to set up in this neck of the woods, we thought we’d add a few final points to your list.
Strategic Location with Easy Access to Utilities
District 2 is located a mere 15 minutes away from the city’s downtown area. This side of town is far less crowded than the chaos that characterizes the dizzying streets of District 1. The area is popular among expat families, which is unsurprising as it seems to be the hub of some of the city’s most prized international schools. The American School, British International School and a branch of the Australian International School operate out of the area.
In addition to the education available here, District 2 offers residents with esteemed international healthcare providers. The last thing you want to have to worry about if your family is sick – is finding out where you to go to get them better! Again, this is well suited to the expatriate looking out for the lifestyle, safety, and well-being of the whole family.
You don’t need to be a shopper to enjoy the mega-malls, and they are in no shortage here. Residents of the district can enjoy Thao Dien’s Vincom mall, Parkson Cantavil as well as the Pearl Plaza. Here, you can easily satisfy the needs of the household, engage in retail therapy, and make the most of all the coffee shops and restaurants that weave their way between retailers.
Modern, Green Living Environment
The landscape of District 2 is vastly different to that of the bustling District 1, and much different again to the more modest neighborhoods of Binh Thanh. The roads here tend to be wider, and there are visibly fewer motos on the road.
The many villas that fill the area often have beautifully landscaped sections, complete with gardens and decorative shrubs. There is an increasing number of foreign restaurants and eateries in the area that use this to their advantage with their grassy terraces and plant-centric decor. You only have to look at Kokois, Villa Royale, and the Snap Cafe to see how lush gardens and greenery are becoming a huge part of the dining experience. For those with a green thumb, choosing to live in a District 2 villa provides you with ample opportunity to get creative and nurture your own green garden.
The Advanced Infrastructure of District 2
District 2 has become one of Saigon’s most significant hubs. For many, there is little need to venture beyond the bubble. There are a number of excellent restaurants, health and wellness facilities and a range of full facility compounds available for dwelling. Living in District 2 enables easy access to a variety of imported goods and services, specialty grocers, markets and bakeries to give us a taste of home. District 2 will be a handy hub for the city’s highly anticipated the metro line, with stations to be dotted in and around Thao Dien and An Phu wards.
With all this in mind, it is no wonder that foreigners tend to flock this side of the city. Settling in District 2 still allows residents easy access to the conveniences and novelties offered in nearby District 1.
Why a Villa?
We get it. Villa’s aren’t for everyone, and for some, an entire villa for a single may seem a little excessive. However, villas are often sought after by groups and families who are looking for a place where they can truly feel at home. For others, the appeal of a villa is the nostalgia of the history that some of these grand buildings have seen in their lifetime. There’s no doubt that many of the apartment offerings around Saigon are luxurious, but I’m sure many will agree that there really is nothing quite like a house. If you have a family in tow, a villa truly allows you to spread out (without having to worry about sharing walls with the neighbors!).