Moving near the Central Business District could be such a chore, yet a good thing for some. With the demands of this era’s on-the-go lifestyle, it is no surprise how some people end up trotting from one district to another—either to keep up with the fast pace of city living or to take a breather and slowdown in the suburbs.
Whether you’re changing zip codes for work or pleasure, here are some questions you have to consider when finding a new address in the city.
Can I afford it?
While the posh central business district of Phnom Penh is attractive for each city dweller, not everyone can afford to live in Cambodia’s capital. Check your budget and scout for cheap yet comfy houses near the CBD’s vicinity to score a good deal. Reliable online listings like IPS Cambodia (អាភីអេសខេបូឌា) is a gold mine for everyone looking for a new home in the country.
Is the city accessible?
Long-term or short, make sure that your new city has access to everything you need. Hospitals, schools, and offices are the nitty-gritty. Malls, parks, and other leisure establishments are a big plus. For expats, check if the city you’re eyeing has access to your home country’s embassy in case you need to fix your papers.
Will I feel at home?
At the end of the day, nothing beats the feeling of being at home. Scout units or houses in the city closest, as cheesy as it may sound, to your heart. Are you a bona fide city dweller? រាជធានីភ្នំពេញ is your best bet. In love with the culture, yet prefer city living? The cultural melting pot that is ខេត្តសៀមរាប is the city for you. Beach lovers could find heaven in ខេត្តព្រះសីហនុ, whilst retirees can find refuge in the quiet district of Kep and Kampot.
Cambodia is made up of a number of cities and districts with unique characteristics that can surely fit your needs. To start your home search, log on to http://www.ips-cambodia.com/.