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BANGKOK 15 November 2018 00:16
sukhumvitneon

Is Talat Phlu a decent area?

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Rent in this area seems to be substantially lower than on the east side of the river.  Then again Thonburi seems like it's the scabby part of town.  Anyone lived in or near there?  Is it decent?

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3 hours ago, Sumarianson said:

Thalad Phlu is just a few minutes drive from the new super mall complex Icon Siam which just opened 2 days ago. I have two Condos here and am very happy living here. The Mall ( although dated) is around the corner and will be extended and refurbished next year. There are many fairly new and new condos going up here. It is right beside the BTS station Talat Phlu and the main bus station. There is a good Wednesday and Saturday market at the rear of the new Supalai Loft and the Mall. There is also a good food and goods market every day across from The Mall and Supalai Loft Condo. The area is up and coming and is certainly not a sleazy part of town. It has a large affluent resident population and many of us farang live here. I have lived across the river also when I came here first in Charoenkrung beside Asiatique. If anything that area looks more downmarket. 

I would advise that living in this area is a good choice as you have direct and easy access to Silom, Siam and Sukumvit without having to be in the hustle bustle of the inner city. You have to pick your condo for rental or buying with care. The Parkland Grand, Ideo, and a few more on Ratchapreuk road are worth consideration. The new Supalai Loft is ideally located a short walk from all amenities including the Mall as is Whizdom if you can afford the price tag. 

Thumbs up for this area. 

I’d agree with everything Sumarionson says. Pretty much anywhere along a BTS route is likely to be a good place to live depending on your needs and preferences. Thonburi side is a great idea with easy access to other areas. If you’re buying then you’ll find prices a lot lower.....for now. Condos in my building have risen around 50% since I bought 5 years ago 

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Thalad Phlu is just a few minutes drive from the new super mall complex Icon Siam which just opened 2 days ago. I have two Condos here and am very happy living here. The Mall ( although dated) is around the corner and will be extended and refurbished next year. There are many fairly new and new condos going up here. It is right beside the BTS station Talat Phlu and the main bus station. There is a good Wednesday and Saturday market at the rear of the new Supalai Loft and the Mall. There is also a good food and goods market every day across from The Mall and Supalai Loft Condo. The area is up and coming and is certainly not a sleazy part of town. It has a large affluent resident population and many of us farang live here. I have lived across the river also when I came here first in Charoenkrung beside Asiatique. If anything that area looks more downmarket. 

I would advise that living in this area is a good choice as you have direct and easy access to Silom, Siam and Sukumvit without having to be in the hustle bustle of the inner city. You have to pick your condo for rental or buying with care. The Parkland Grand, Ideo, and a few more on Ratchapreuk road are worth consideration. The new Supalai Loft is ideally located a short walk from all amenities including the Mall as is Whizdom if you can afford the price tag. 

Thumbs up for this area. 

21 hours ago, Fairynuff said:

I’d agree with everything Sumarionson says. Pretty much anywhere along a BTS route is likely to be a good place to live depending on your needs and preferences. Thonburi side is a great idea with easy access to other areas. If you’re buying then you’ll find prices a lot lower.....for now. Condos in my building have risen around 50% since I bought 5 years ago 

Great information from both of you.  Thanks!

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On 10/16/2018 at 7:17 AM, WhiteTrash said:

Wrong quote.

You are most welcome and good luck in your deliberations.

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I think the river areas are all positioned well for growth.  Recently, I have been taking care of business in Bang Pho and Thewet...pretty good sidewalks, shopping, and litter control.  Along the river, north of KSR..many transport choices.  Here is my view of Friday afternoon rush hour.

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