On Nut has been trending in recent years as a great place to live for young professionals and expats. Those looking for peaceful living, love good food and still want to get around easily will find a gem in this neighborhood. Here are the top five reasons to consider moving here.
Its location next to a waterway and setting in lush greenery makes this a refreshing location to visit for shopping and recreation. Habito Mall is home to over 40 establishments including shops, restaurants, and even a Muay Thai Gym – the RSM Academy. The mall also hosts a variety of events for local benefit including the Winter Market fest and Farmer’s Markets.
It is also a great place to find anything Japanese centric thanks to a focus on catering to this particular segment of the expat community. Sansiri, the developers of Habito, have also put up several residential condo properties along the canal side, under their T77 community vision. These developments have been modern in styling and provision of amenities.
This is a surprisingly affordable neighborhood to live in, especially when compared to the more developed middle and lower Sukhumvit. From the cheap street food to the easily accessible BTS Station, the cost of living can be maintained quite low here. Though rentals are quickly snapped up in this area, this is because they are quite affordable. The rents have been quite stable and not subjected to the level of appreciations of surrounding areas.
3. Convenient Shopping
Besides Habito, residents have a good variety of other establishments to try including the Tesco Lotus shopping complex and the Big C. Apart from the wide variety of fresh and readymade foods, there are almost all types of consumer goods available. These hypermarkets buildings also host other eateries, shops, and banks for residents’ convenience. Various price points are catered for so you should find something good even if money is tight. Both malls are within walking distance of the BTS Station meaning you can easily shop or meet up with friends on the way home from work.
4. W District Proximity
Night markets can be a mixed bag for most people, but the W District does buck that trend. Rather than the typical dark stalls selling tourist trinkets, the W District market offers an artsy relaxing environment for locals and visitors to enjoy some good food and drink. It features open-air seating surrounded by a variety of small food shops and vendors offering an eclectic mix of cuisines including everything from traditional Thai to Italian pizza at pretty affordable prices. Tables start to fill up from 6 pm and you can expect to keep enjoying yourself well into the night.
5. Easily Accessible Amenities
Young families and older people will appreciate the easy access to good hospitals such as Sukhumvit and Samitivej that are within about 10 minutes of travel distance. There are also good international schools in the area including Bangkok Prep and Wells International School. Transport links are also great with the BTS Skytrain and expressway being available.