Have you been thinking of upgrading from your apartment to a villa, but still want to be fairly close to the busier parts of town? The Springs is just what you are looking for! The Springs is a gated community developed by the famed master-builder Emaar, with a good selection of quaint family-friendly villas. If you are thinking of moving to The Springs, it’s important to look at the pros and cons of living here so you are not in for any rude shocks. Take a look at the benefits of living in The Springs and some of the things to consider when choosing this Emirates Living community as your home.
Pros of Living in The Springs
The Springs is one of the most popular villa communities in Dubai and home to over 4500 homes. Let’s take a look at some of the reasons why living in The Springs is such a popular choice.
The Prime Location
One of the biggest benefits of living in The Springs is the location. While many of the other villa communities are located in more secluded spots in Dubai, The Springs is just a 5-minute drive to the Marina. This makes it a great choice for those working in Media City, Internet City and JLT. The community is also easily accessible by several main highways in the emirate, including Sheikh Zayed Road, Al Khail Road and Emirates Road.
If you enjoy an active social life, there are plenty of restaurants and cafes in the area where you can relax with friends, and for days at the beach hop over to JBR in just 10-minutes. Even when it comes to other necessities, such as hospitals and schools, there are a variety of options. Parents renting in The Springs can look at Dubai British School in The Springs 4 or Emirates International School in The Meadows and the Raffles Nursery in The Springs Town Centre to cater to their kids.
The abundant facilities
When you are attached to the Emaar brand, you can rest assured that you will be well catered to. Things are no different for those buying and renting villas in The Springs, as the development has all of the amenities and facilities that you would expect from a well-planned neighbourhood. There are swimming pools, parks, gyms, landscaped gardens, barbecue areas, sports facilities including basketball courts and more. There is also the Springs Souk shopping mall for residents looking for a quick trip to the supermarket, the salon, fast food joints or restaurants. All of this means that life in The Springs will never be dull.
The Vibrant Community
One of the biggest perks of living in a gated-community, besides the safety, is the fact that there is a sense of neighbourhood. Socialising and building an acquaintance with the neighbours is not something you get to do very often when living in an apartment complex. The Springs has an active community life with regular events to bring residents and their families together. If you have children, this is a great place for them to meet kids of a similar age and spend time in the many children’s play areas. An additional benefit of living in The Springs is the pet-friendly nature of the neighbourhood. Your furry friends are welcome in the community and will enjoy the wide open spaces and picturesque walks around the development.
The area is also a golfers paradise providing access to Montgomerie Golf Course and the Emirates Golf Club.
The Reasonably Priced Spacious Villas
While there are plenty of reasons to love renting in The Springs, the biggest attraction for moving here are the properties themselves. The villas in The Springs are distributed across 15 sub-communities (The Springs 1 to The Springs 15) and are mostly 2, 3 and 4-bedroom units. Some of the villas for rent in The Springs comes with beautiful lake views while other are located closer to the main roads. The mature villa community is also a great location for investments. The freehold villas for sale in The Springs are reasonably priced and offer good ROI(return on investment), which is why they are frequently featured on the list of best places to buy villas in Dubai. Even when it comes to maintenance fees, the houses in The Springs have some of the most modest charges compared to other prolific villa developments in the city.
In terms of average prices for renting in The Springs, the 3-bedroom villas go for AED 15ok and 4-bedroom houses for AED 180k as per Bayut’s Q3 Dubai Real Estate Market Report. If you are planning to buy a house in The Springs, the average for a 3-bedroom villa is AED 2.4M and for a larger 4-bedroom unit, it will be AED 2.95M.
As you can see there are definite advantages to living in The Springs. The highlights, in terms of the pros of moving to The Springs, are:
- The great location with access to schools, hospitals, restaurants, supermarkets and beaches.
- The well-planned nature of the neighbourhood with a wealth of facilities including gyms, fitness centres, parks and more.
- The community vibe of the development and the many events designed to bring the community together.
- The reasonably priced spacious villas spread across 15 sub-communities.
Cons of moving to The Springs
It’s easy to see there are many reasons why The Springs is such a popular community, but there are a few things to consider before packing your bags and moving home.
No metro access
One of the things to consider, if you rely on public transportation, is the fact that The Springs is not currently connected to the metro line. Living in The Springs can be inconvenient if you don’t drive, as even within the community, some of restaurants and cafes can be quite the walk.
The other area that is often discussed when it comes to life in The Springs, is the fact that the properties are older compared to villas in JVC, Mudon and The Lakes. There is also little variety in terms of the architecture of the villas, which can be monotonous if you are someone who prefers to have a unique looking home. If you are looking for a brand new unique villa, this will be one of the disadvantages of moving to The Springs.
These are the two things to consider before calling this acclaimed Emaar community your home. Be sure to also check out our detailed area guide on The Springs to get valuable insights on the community and if you are on the lookout for other similar communities for renting houses, look at the pros and cons of living in Arabian Ranches, one of the most prominent villa communities in the emirate.