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Located away from the bustle of the main city, Jumeirah Golf Estates (JGE) is a luxury residential golf community. Comprising of around 16 unique communities of apartments, townhouses and villas, the development is set across around 1,119 hectares of lush green landscape. Additionally, JGE also hosts the yearly DP World Tour Championship till 2020. But can potential homeowners consider calling the place home? Understanding the pros and potential drawbacks of living in Jumeirah Golf Estates can help you decide.
BENEFITS OF LIVING IN JUMEIRAH GOLF ESTATES
Jumeirah Golf Estates has several accolades to its name. Since 2016 it has won a number of awards in areas for Best Residential Development Arabia, Best Leisure Development, residential high-rise development, mixed-use development and other notable rewards at The International Property Awards. In addition to being a renowned residential destination, there are several other benefits to living in Jumeirah Golf Estates that you can also consider.
IMPRESSIVE RANGE OF PROPERTIES
For potential homeowners or tenants who prefer a bit more variety in their search, JGE is an ideal place to start. Depending on your requirements, you can rent or buy anything from a small 1-bedroom apartment to a palatial 4-bed townhouse. There is an impressive portfolio of apartments, villas and townhouses available for rent and sale at JGE— providing plenty of opportunities for investors and for potential residents looking for rental accommodations in gated communities.
Consider apartment complexes at JGE. As per current listings, the starting rental price of a 1-bed flat here was 45k per annum. There are also several villas for sale in Jumeirah Golf Estates. The cheapest house for sale is currently a 3-bed villa in JGE with a starting price of AED 1.8M. Depending on personal requirements, those looking for homes with wider living spaces may consider buying or renting any of the several townhouses littered in different residential communities at Jumeirah Golf Estates.
Available in a range of prices, townhouses for sale at JGE may come with a host of amenities like servant’s quarters and outdoor terraces. The surrounding areas are beautifully constructed too. Consider the Alandalus community in JGE — an impressively scaled courtyard at the heart of this beautiful urban plaza that makes it feel like an Andalusian neighbourhood.
One of the benefits of living in JGE is the surroundings. With stunning views of the award-winning Fire and Earth golf courses, lush landscaping and 5 lakes, those living in Jumeirah Golf Estates consider it a paradise. Most houses and flats here offer stunning views of the mentioned features too.
JGE can be a suitable option for buyers looking for accommodations that will provide them easy access to Dubai’s business hubs and iconic neighbourhoods. For example, the Al Maktoum International Airport is located 30 or so minutes away. Additionally, the highway adjacent to the community also makes for a convenient commute to Dubai’s major residential and commercial locations such as Dubai Marina, Downtown Dubai, Dubai Internet City as well as Media City.
PLENTY OF PARKING SPACES
Each villa at Jumeirah Golf Estates comes with its own garage. There is also ample street parking in each neighbourhood — perfect for visiting guests. The only mosque in JGE also has plenty of parking spaces, which can be a blessing during religious occasions like Eid and Ramadan.
PERFECT FOR GOLF ENTHUSIASTS
Whether you want to take in the sights or just tee off, JGE has everything covered for golfers. The residential community lies amidst two internationally-acclaimed championship golf courses. There is also the golf club — perfectly suited for amateur golfers who need the training to play the sport and for professional golfers looking to improve their golf swings.
STATE OF THE ART GYM FACILITY
The gym at Jumeirah Golf Estates features state of the art fitness equipment and personal trainers to ensure that residents stay true to their fitness goals. For some extra motivation, trainers also impart advice on nutrition.
The primary leisure destination at JGE is the Country Club. Offering a range of dining options and panoramic views of the surrounding golf courses, the club is a popular hangout for residents. Examples include the Sports Bar — offering indoor as well as outdoor seating options for breakfast, lunch and dinner. This eatery features several television screens where residents can watch their favourite sports.
In addition to golf lessons, the Jumeirah Golf Estate Club House offers members and residents a host of leisurely activities. This includes a pool that overlooks the 18th hole on the Earth course and a shallow children’s pool as well.
For residents who prefer to keep fit by learning sporting activities other than golf, there is the CF Tennis Academy. Offering programs such as ladies mornings, leagues, club nights, junior programs and club nights, the academy is a great place to perfect your tennis swing. For young residents, there is the After School Club, with classes available for swimming, dancing, karate and taekwondo.
HOSPITALS AND SCHOOLS ARE NEARBY
Potential homeowners looking for residential options close to Dubai’s schools and healthcare facilities will not be disappointed with JGE. Consider Victory Heights Primary School in neighbouring Sports City — located within a 5-minute drive the school offers a UK based curriculum up to grade 6. Other nursery and primary schools are 15 to 20 minutes away. Other notable academic institutes include the GEMS Wellington International Academy located 20 minutes away which follows a UK/IB syllabus.
The healthcare facilities near Jumeirah Golf Estates are easily accessible within a 15 to 20-minute drive — the closest being Emirates Hospital Day Surgery and Medical Center in Motor City.
CONS OF LIVING IN JUMEIRAH GOLF ESTATES
There are several benefits of living in Jumeirah Golf Estates —however, when it comes to searching for homes, it’s always wise to err on the side of caution. And JGE is no exception. Here are some challenges of living in Jumeirah Golf Estates that must be considered.
FAR FROM THE MAIN CITY
A home in New Dubai might be a desirable option — however, since JGE is located away from the main city residents may have to visit neighbouring communities to access amenities that aren’t available within the immediate area.
LACK OF PUBLIC TRANSPORT
Currently, no public transport routes go through Jumeirah Golf Estates. Residents who want to access the nearest metro station will have to drive 20 minutes to reach it, in which case its best if residents rely on private vehicles for their commutes. Those who can’t may always resort to ride-hailing services like Careem and Uber to get around the city.
While the community may be conveniently located for most, working individuals — especially new expats — may find the unavailability of public transport particularly bothersome.
At the end of the day, renting or purchasing property in JGE comes down to personal choice and individual requirements. We hope the pros and cons of a life in Jumeirah Golf Estates can help you decide on whether to move to this neighbourhood.
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