Best areas to live in Kuala Lumpur?

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By tompitman - Posted on
02 October 2017
Hello - I have a job offer by my existing company and am seriously considering a move to Kular Lumpar in January. Can you advise if KL is a good place to live with a young family (wife plus two small children)? What are the best areas in the city to live with good access to schools? My work would be in Bukit Bintang and we'd like to live in a suburb, ideally in a detached house if possible rather than an apartment. Also, should we be thinking about enrolling children into an international school in advance. All advice on living in Kuala Lumpur as a British expat with family would be much appreciated. 
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Hi there

Kuala Lumpur is a great place to live with kids. There are some excellent schools, and the green spaces and climate are perfect for lots of outdoor activities. Our guide on living with kids in Kuala Lumpur has some good ideas of what's available for young families.

There are a variety of options when it comes to accommodation in Kuala Lumpur. Expats generally go for condominiums because of the pools and gyms, but free-standing houses are also available. Read areas and suburbs of Kuala Lumpur to find out which areas are close to international schools and have more family-friendly suburbs. Most of these are not that far from the city centre, but keep in mind that traffic in Kuala Lumpur can be an issue.

As to schools, you should start the enrolment process as soon as possible, because most of the top schools have waiting lists. International schools in Kuala Lumpur are usually the best option for expats, and there are many with the British national curriculum.

Hope this helped!

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