Community Guide: Town Square

Dubai has always been a haven for families who are seeking a new place to call home, a place where they can find the house of their dreams, lay down their roots and immerse themselves in a cosmopolitan community. Since the start of this year, the concept of ‘community’ and having a sanctuary from the world where you and your family can feel comfortable and secure has become more important than ever. As such, there is greater emphasis on family communities in Dubai, and especially on the idea of affordable luxury - high-quality design and all of the conveniences of modern living at an attractive price. The Dubailand district, which stretches across the heart of Dubai, is the city’s hub of affordable luxury. And perhaps no community quite represents the ‘luxury’ aspect of it better than Town Square.

Community at its Core

Developed by Nshama, Town Square is a community that is often heard about, but is perhaps not as well known as it should be. Spread over an area of more than 1.6 million square feet, Town Square is divided into 14 distinct projects, comprising a mix of low-rise apartment blocks and townhouse neighbourhoods set amidst richly landscaped gardens. But life at Town Square is not just about the homes, it really is about a sense of togetherness and a true feeling of community. At its centre is the Town Square Park, and there are several other parks that connect the various neighbourhoods to each other.

Quite simply, Town Square is the ideal community for young families living in Dubai, whether you are beginning a new chapter in your lives or are looking to build a comfortable homestead for the medium to long-term. Because of the low price threshold to buy in town Square, it is also a fantastic option for investors, who can expect to reap significant returns in just a couple of years.

The Neighbourhoods

Town Square is divided into 14 sub-communities, some of which are still under development. They are divided as below.

Apartments

There are eight apartment clusters - Rawda, Jenna, Una, Warda, Zahra, Zahra Breeze, Hayat Boulevard and Safi - offering homes that range from studios to expansive five-bedroom units. When all of the projects are complete, there will be 17,000 apartments in total.

Townhouses

The townhouses at Town Square are divided into six neighbourhoods - Naseem, Safi, Sama, Zahra, Hayat and Noor - each of which offers a mix of three and four-bedroom houses. Some of the larger units of each type have maid’s rooms included in the layout. There are 3,000 townhouses planned in total.

Currently, 1,300 townhouses are ready and some of them are already occupied. A further 700 townhouses are being released over the next few months so that by year-end, there will be 2,000 fully ready townhouses in the community. Each home features streamlined contemporary architecture, open plan interiors filled with light, and spacious backyards for spending quality family time.
 

Town Square Park

The literal and figurative heart of Town Square is the magnificent Town Square Park. It spans an area in excess of 500,000 sq ft, which is roughly the size of 7 or 8 professional football pitches, and offers a wide range of activities for the entire family to enjoy. The park is richly landscaped and contains several open green spaces and walking paths, as well as vibrant fountains and other water features. You can spend endless hours strolling through it as you take in the sights around you. For the kids, there is a train that goes around the park and there is a carousel at the centre of it, providing a unique attraction while creating a sense of nostalgia for parents.

Town Square Park is encircled by retail outlets and cafes, with a total of 350 shops expected to occupy the area once fully completed. The park also hosts family-oriented shows three times a week, including circus acts, magic shows and stunt bike-riding performances. It is essentially a carnival being held in your own backyard and is the perfect day out for everyone. The fun carnival atmosphere is completed by food trucks that dot the park area and are a regular fixture.

Life at Town Square

An appreciation of the outdoors and all it has to offer are a key part of the lifestyle that Town Square represents. Aside from its main park, the community offers a variety of other parks to explore. These include a skateboarding park, a dog park, a water park, a splash pad area for children, a trampoline park, and a recreational park that contains a wave rider.

If as a parent, you want your children to spend more time outside the house, free to enjoy themselves in a space that is both fun and secure, Town Square has everything you could possibly want.

Indoor and outdoor cinemas are under development as part of the community’s entertainment offering, so that you can spend a night out at the movies with your family without having to venture too far from home.

Town Square will have schools and healthcare facilities within the community very soon, and it is in the catchment area of reputed institutions such as King’s School, Dwight College, Brighton College, Fulmark and GEMS Wellington. It is also very close to Mediclinic, King’s College Hospital and other world-class clinics.

“If you really break it down, Town Square offers you the best amenities of any residential community,“ according to one of our area specialists. “The variety of options that are available to you, the range of shopping and dining, it is like a mini city in itself. Considering how well-priced the homes are, you are really getting quite a lot of bang for your buck compared to other similar communities in Dubai.”

Connectivity

Town Square sits along the southwest of the Dubailand district, which is rapidly becoming the new heart of Dubai and is an increasingly popular destination for families. It is at the intersection of Emirates Road and Al Qudra Road, two major thoroughfares that connect to other major highways, allowing for seamless travel throughout the city. You are looking at only a 15-minute drive to the beach, and 20 minutes to get into Downtown Dubai.

Amenity and community images courtesy of Nshama official website.