ABOUT ASTORIA RESIDENCE
Situated close to the northern boundary of Jumeirah Village Circle (JVC) is the sub-community of Astoria Residence. This area is home to several apartment buildings, villas and townhouses. Its an ideal place for those looking to live a life of luxury and exclusivity while being close to major business centres in Dubai. This sub-area appeals to small families and single professionals looking to reside in a quaint, gated community.
IN A NUTSHELL
Popular points of interest are:
- Dedicated children’s play area
- Community swimming pools, steam rooms and saunas
- Located right next to Gadaf Park (one of the many parks in the area)
The community is not only pet-friendly, but there are several dedicated parks where you can let your dog run free or enjoy a game of fetch with your furry friend.
PROPERTIES IN ASTORIA RESIDENCE
Properties in Astoria residences include apartments for sale. There is a selection of 1 and 3-bed rental apartments which come with a floor space varying from 1,000 sq. ft. to 2,300 sq. ft.
- 1-bed apartments in Astoria Residence will demand an average purchase price of AED 830k.
- Buying a 3-bed flat in Astoria Residence can demand a purchase price of AED 1.5M
There is also a selection of villas for sale and rent, these are offered with 3-beds with an average floor space of 4,700 sq. ft.
- A 3-bed rental villa can be leased for an average yearly payment of AED 120k
- The average purchase price for a 3-bed villa will be around AED 3.5M
For those interested in renting townhouses in Astoria Residence, they will find a good selection of 3-bed townhouses which come with an average floor space 4,400 sq. ft.
- The average going rate for a 3-bed townhouse will around 120k per annum.
Many villas and townhouses will come with amenities such as cable TV and high-speed broadband internet connection. This is a fully-maintained area so residents will not have to worry about rubbish disposal, security and safety.
TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING SPACES IN ASTORIA RESIDENCE
With ample parking spaces in Astoria Residence, villa residents will enjoy having a dedicated car garage for at least one vehicle. For those residing in apartments, the management will allocate a specific number of parking spaces to those residing in apartments.
Residents regularly commuting to inner-city will find that Astoria Residence is well linked with major roads in Dubai. To the north, there is Al Khail Road (E44) while towards the south, there is Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road (E311).
Bus stops near Astoria Residence include JVC Atlantis S1 and S4, both of which are 6 and 8 minutes away on foot, respectively. Other bus stops include JVC, Le Grand Chateau Block A 1 which is also at a distance of 8-minutes on foot.
AMENITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
SUPERMARKETS NEAR ASTORIA RESIDENCE
There are quite a few supermarkets near Astoria Residence. At a distance of a 3-minute drive, there is Jyoti’s supermarket. At 6-minutes away there is another supermarket called Cistys. Also 6-minutes away, there is Spinneys, here one can find some unique food products such as camel milk ice cream, pre packaged sushi and various types of desserts.
MOSQUES NEAR ASTORIA RESIDENCE
Mosques near Astoria Residence include Saleh Mohammed Bin Lahej Mosque which is 3-minutes away. However, this mosque is currently under construction but will be completed soon. Other nearby mosques near Astoria Residence include Majid JVC which is 4-minutes away. Slightly further away at a distance of 11-minutes is Masjid Wahid. All these mosques are large places of worship and can accommodate several hundred worshippers in their individual capacities.
OTHER PLACES OF WORSHIP NEAR ASTORIA RESIDENCE
For the Baptists community, churches near Astoria Residence include Emirates Baptist Church. For Evangelicals, there is Dubai Evangelical Church Centre, which is accessible through a 17-minute drive. Other churches include Fellowship, A Christian Church in Dubai which is much closer compared to the former, at a distance of 13-minutes.
For the Sikh Community, there are some gurdwara temples near Astoria Residence. At a distance of 17-minutes, one will find Gurunanak Darbar Sikh Gurdwara. Another Gurdwara, the Gurdwara Sahib Dip 2 is 21-minutes away.
Nearby Hindu temples include ShrinathJi Temple, Shiva Temple, Shiridi Sai Baba Mandir and a few others which are all located in one location in Bur Dubai, requiring a drive time of 31-minutes.
SCHOOLS NEAR ASTORIA RESIDENCE
There are several schools near Astoria Residence, the nearest one is Vondra’s School which is just 3-minutes away. At a distance of 7-minute drive, there is Dubai Heights Academy. At this school, children enjoy some of the best school facilities such as a dedicated outdoor play area, three temperature-controlled pools and a Fifa approved football pitch.This schools follows the English National Curriculum.
For parents looking to send their children to an international school, there is Nord Anglia International School Dubai, 11-minutes away.
Universities near Astoria Residence include American University in Dubai which is 15-minutes away. This is a U. S regionally accredited university, which means students get the same level of quality education as one would receive if one was attending a university in the U. S.
CLINICS AND HOSPITALS NEAR ASTORIA RESIDENCE
Nearby medical facilities include:
- Mediclinic Me'aisem
- IMC Medical Center | IMC Clinic
- Mediclinic Parkview Hospital
- American Hospital Clinic — Dubai Media City
Clinics near Astoria Residence include Mediclinic Me'aisem which is 13-minutes away. Much closer is Your Health Clinic which is 8-minutes away. Situated inside Barsha Mall is IMC Medical Center | IMC Clinic. This hospital primarily offers cosmetic surgery options such as hair restoration, laser hair removing and fat reduction.
Hospitals near Astoria Residence include Mediclinic Parkview Hospital which is reachable in 12-minutes. Slightly closer at a distance of 11-minutes is American Hospital Clinic — Dubai Media City. This hospital is unique in terms of its service and approach, as it is one of the few hospitals that hire North American Board Certified or of equally qualified physicians.
- Al Barsha
- Emirates Hills
- Jumeirah Village Triangle (JVT)
- Dubai Sports City
Heading east there is Al Barsha community which is a mixed-use community with villas, apartments and several large business centres. To the north, there is the Emirates Hills community mostly comprising upper-middle-class residents. To the west, there is Jumeirah Village Triangle (JVT). To the south, there is Dubai Sports City which is a sports-themed residential area with a golf course and other sports facilities.
SHOPPING, DINING AND NIGHTLIFE
MALLS IN ASTORIA RESIDENCE
Nearby Malls include:
- Circle Mall
- The Springs Souk
- City Centre Me'aisem
Malls in Astoria Residence include Circle Mall which is currently in its final phase of construction and will be completed soon. Once open, it will take just 3-minutes to reach Circle Mall. Other nearby malls include The Springs Souk which is a 13-minute drive away. The nearest large mall is City Centre Me'aisem which is 12-minutes away. This mall has a wide variety of entertainment, dining and shopping outlets making it popular with local residents.
Popular stores inside City Centre Me'aisem include:
- Bath & Body Works
- Shoe Mart
Bath & Body Works is a speciality store that offers high-quality body lotions and other personal care products made with natural and organic ingredients. Carrefour is by far the most visited stores in this mall, this is not only a place where one can buy groceries, but is a complete department store with everything you need under one roof. Other popular stores include Shoe Mart which is famous for buying high quality footwear at bargain prices.
RESTAURANTS NEAR ASTORIA RESIDENCE
Popular cafes and restaurants in City Centre Me'aisem include:
- 800 degrees
Chillies is a popular American chain specializing in casual dining, their menu offers a tantalizing selection of American grilled foods such as Smoked Chilli rubbed New York Strip and Blackened Rib eye. For those who enjoy Indian food, there is Gazebo restaurant which serves traditional Indian dishes such butter-chicken, biryani, pulao and also has vegetarian options. For the regular caffeine fix, there is 800 degrees which offers a variety of caffeinated beverages with various selection of pastries and pies.
Restaurants near Astoria Residence include:
- Papa John’s
- Like View Restaurant
At a distance of 3-minutes, residents can enjoy the flavourful pizza by Papa John’s. At a distance of 4-minutes, there is Socialicious restaurant that serves contemporary and fusion food in a casual dining environment. Also, 3-minutes away is Like View Restaurant, a casual eatery that offers cafeteria style food such as sandwiches and some basic variety of Indian and Pakistani food.
BEACHES NEAR ASTORIA RESIDENCE
Beaches near Astoria Residence include Al Soufouh beach which is a popular public beach in th Al Sufouh community. Another popular beach is Jumeirah Beach which is 19-minutes away. Al Sufouh beach is most frequented by local residents, as it is many tourists are not familiar with this beach. On the other hand, Jumeirah Beach is a hub for tourist activity and has several facilities to facilitate an enjoyable picnic.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES AND NOTABLE LANDMARKS
Nearby landmarks include:
- Aqua Fun water park
- IMG World of Adventures
- Hub Zero
Just 19-minutes away, there is Aqua Fun water park. This park has large inflatables where visitors can try their luck with various obstacles, the aim is to get to successfully climb on an inflatable and avoid slipping off and falling into the water. At a distance of 19-minutes, there is IMG World of Adventures which is a Hollywood themed amusement park. Another interesting place one can visit is Hub Zero, slightly further away at 21-minutes. This is an indoor amusement park that offers activities such as rock climbing and amusement rides.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
Residents can stay fit at:
- Community park
- Khansoor Park District
- JVC Castle Park
There are quite a few parks near Astoria Residence. Just 1-minute away, there is a community park which has dedicated jogging and cycling pathways. It has several benches for visitors to sit and relax and enjoy the surrounding greenery. A much larger park is located at 3-minutes away which is the Khansoor Park District 12. This park has a large grassy area which is ideal for a game of football or cricket. At a distance of 6-minutes, there is another park which is called JVC Castle Park.
Gyms near Astoria Residence include R Boot Camp which is a small gym with basic workout equipment. Another nearby gym is Chin Up at a distance of 3-minutes. Those looking for a gym with the latest workout equipment can visit Prime Fitness JVC.
Nearby salons and spas include:
- Better Beauty Salon
- Dial A Nail
- One Gents Salon
At a 1-minute drive, there is Better Beauty Salon which offers standard beauty treatments such as hair, skin and nail care. At 3-minutes away, there is Dial A Nail which is a nail spa, offering a variety of nail care and nail art services. For men, there is the ‘One Gents Salon’ which is 11-minutes away.
Every Friday, the community hosts an adoption day when residents can adopt homeless cats and dogs. Those residing in Astoria Residents are encouraged to participate and adopt homeless animals.
SOCIAL COMMUNITY GROUPS
There is no specific social media group for Astoria Residence, though residents can join the official Facebook page for JVC using the handle @JVCCommunity. Here, residents can exchange ideas and concerns regarding the community.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
Being situated in JVC makes this subcommunity ideal for those who are looking for a private and peaceful lifestyle. Being a gated community, residents will feel secure and can freely enjoy their living spaces. Astoria Residence is ideal for couples or small families, for those requiring a larger home, there are other sub areas within JVC that have villas with several rooms and larger square footage.