Anyone who has moved here recently will agree that Dubai’s rental market is a hive of activity! It can be quite overwhelming and you may often feel spoilt for choice looking at all the options. This week to help you with your property research, and decision making (because who doesn’t like a little bit of healthy debate, right?) we bring you the pros and cons of renting in Jumeirah Village Circle (JVC). This popular area emerged as a sought-after destination to live in Dubai as per the 2017 Dubai Real Estate Report by Bayut, particularly for those looking to rent apartments. Let us give you a look at some of the benefits of renting in JVC and also some of the things to consider before you move here.
Pros Of Renting in JVC
Easy Commute to Popular neighbourhoods
All of us know about the traffic nightmares of some of the popular areas of Dubai so it’s refreshing to note that for people working in Dubai Marina, Dubai Internet City and JLT, renting in Jumeirah Village Circle is a good option in regards to traffic with an added bonus of lower rents in the area. This is a huge advantage for many of us who spend half our lives in the car. There is also a bus service directly taking you to Mall Of the Emirates, so you will be well connected to entertainment, and shopping options when you are living in JVC.
If you are looking for a Family-Friendly Community, JVC It is!
JVC was built away from the bustle of the city, keeping the family renters and buyers in mind. Therefore there are several amenities in the area that make it a great fit for families with children. The parks and community centre offer a good distraction for them and there are several schools close to the area as well. JSS International School has just commenced operations here increasing the choice for parents living in JVC.
Choose Between Apartments, Villas and Townhouses
Although the area is more popular for renting apartments, you will find an equally good selection of villas and townhouses in JVC. Besides properties by master-developer Nakheel, there are also developments by other popular builders including Damac, The First Group and Azizi.
JVC is a self-contained area
Some of us like domestic reconnaissance missions. Ones that involve scouting for the best supermarkets and places to get things done. But some of us prefer to hop down and find everything in the local super. For the latter, JVC is great! One of the biggest benefits of renting an apartment in JVC is that supermarkets, parks, fitness centres and swimming pools are available within walking distance. Sometimes these may be in your own building and groceries are just a phone call away.
Villas in JVC also enjoy the same amenities and for your evenings out with family and friends or a day at the beach with the kids, JBR, Dubai Marina and Motorcity are just a short drive away.
It’s Great for Sports and Fitness Enthusiasts
Golfers, in particular, will be happy when they move to JVC because of the close proximity to the Address Montgomerie. There is a branch of New Life Fitness Gym for those who wish to stay fit indoors. Additionally, there are linked cycle paths built for you to peddle the flab away. The 33 landscaped parks in the community offer another popular option for fitness enthusiasts; you will often see couples walking together or more spirited sprinters pounding away on the running tracks. So when you are living in JVC it’s going to be hard to come up with excuses for not staying fit!
The Affordable rents make it a popular area
Compared to the other popular areas in the vicinity, there are considerably cheaper apartments for rent in JVC. This is definitely one of the advantages of living in JVC. You can rent a studio in JVC for an average of AED 45k! Average rents for 1-bedroom apartments are AED 65k and 2-bedroom apartments are at AED 95k. Even villas and townhouses start at a pocket-friendly AED 90k. The average cost to rent apartments in JVC went down by 7% last year, making it one of the most sought-after locations to rent in.
And if you eventually decide to buy, JVC also has some of the most affordable rates for buying property in Dubai. In fact, it was the third most popular areas for buying apartments in Dubai last year. The apartments for sale in JVC are a great option for young homeowners while families would benefit from investing in the villas in JVC.
So here are all the pros of renting in JVC in a nutshell:
- Easy commute to popular hubs
- Choice between apartments, villas and townhouses
- Self-sufficient unit: no need for long journeys to find a supermarket
- Great for sporty people: lots of parks, golf courses nearby
- Affordable rents
Cons Of Renting in JVC
Now that we know the benefits of renting in JVC, let’s look at some of the things to consider when moving here.
It’s Not Jumeirah
When you hear the name ‘Jumeirah Village Circle’ it’s natural to expect a little Jumeirah in the place that you are living at. Not if you are living in JVC. One of the most confusing things about the area, especially if you are new to Dubai, is that despite the name it’s not actually in Jumeirah. If you are expecting to wake up to the view of Burj Al Arab, let’s just stop you there. That ain’t happening!
Lack Of Metro Access
JVC is currently not connected to the metro line. Your best bet when it comes to public transport is taking the bus to Mall of the Emirates and then hopping on the metro.
JVC is still being developed, so the area has several off-plan developments and other construction projects going on. The noise and dust from this may be a problem for some folks. This is certainly one of the things to consider when you are visiting your prospective home. Evaluate if this is something that is going to affect your decision to rent apartments or villas in JVC and make an informed choice.
Here’s a quick recap of all the cons of renting villas and apartments in JVC:
- Not Jumeirah
- No Metro Access
- Ongoing Construction
There you have it! The many pros and few cons of renting in JVC. If you want to compare with properties from areas similar to Jumeirah Village Circle, don’t forget to look at properties in JVT, or the up and coming Al Furjan.