Large HDB Flats
Where Are They?
The Housing & Development Board (HDB) was established in 1960 to tackle Singapore’s housing crisis. During its first decade of operation, HDB built only 1- to 4-room flats. It wasn’t until the late 1980s that 5-room flats were introduced to cope with a growing population. Demand for larger living spaces continued into the 1980s, during which HDB flat sizes were increased. However, average floor sizes were decreased for new flats built in the 2000s due to rising construction costs.
Today, older resale HDB flats have become an attractive value proposition for many Singaporeans, especially those with young families and are seeking to upgrade to a bigger and more comfortable living environment.
In this article, we round up the HDB estates with the largest 4- and 5-room flats, as well as the average transacted prices across different estates to facilitate your home buying decisions.
1) Singapore’s largest 4-room flats
From our analysis, we found that the largest 4-room flats in Singapore are located in Pasir Ris, at an average of 1,139 sq ft, followed by Bukit Timah (1,107 sq ft), Tampines and Choa Chu Kang (both at 1,087 sq ft), and Jurong West (1,059 sq ft).
Meanwhile, the smallest 4-room flats are located in Marine Parade, at an average of 918 sq ft, followed by Central Area (978 sq ft), Queenstown (984 sq ft), Ang Mo Kio (996 sq ft), and Bukit Merah and Bedok (both at 998 sq ft).
2) Singapore’s largest 5-room flats
From our analysis, we found that the largest 5-room flats in Singapore are (also) located in Pasir Ris, at an average of 1,363 sq ft, followed by Bukit Timah and Tampines (both at 1,328 sq ft), Bishan (1,327 sq ft) and Yishun (1,318 sq ft).
Meanwhile, the smallest 5-room flats are located in Central Area (1,138 sq ft), Punggol (1,201 sq ft), Sembawang (1,205 sq ft), Sengkang (1,209 sq ft) and Jurong West (1,247 sq ft).
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