Baywind Residences Location Review
Baywind Residences is located in Telok Kurau, a peaceful neighbourhood that's populated with mostly low-rise boutique condominiums and landed properties. This is a plus point for families who prefer to bring up their children in a quiet area. Telok Kurau is also bordered by other exciting neighbourhoods like Marine Parade, Joo Chiat, Katong, Siglap and Kembangan so there are plenty of amenities and F&B options nearby.
From Baywind Residences, it's a 16-minute drive to the Central Business District (CBD) and a 17-minute drive to Changi Airport during off-peak hours. During morning and evening peak hours, you can expect to add 20 minutes to your journey to the city centre.
The nearest expressways to Baywind Residences are East Coast Parkway (ECP) and the Pan-Island Expressway (PIE). It takes 5 and 7 minutes respectively to drive to both expressways.
Baywind Residences is also within a 6-minute drive to major roads in the area like Still Road, East Coast Road, Marine Parade Road and Changi Road.
Street view of Lorong N Telok Kurau on Google Maps
Baywind Residences' entrance is located along Lorong N Telok Kurau which is a quiet road and a cul-de-sac, which means that it's less likely to be congested.
There are 24 parking lots + 1 handicap lot for drivers. Not all boutique condominiums are able to provide a 1:1 ratio of units to parking lots, so it's a bonus that Baywind Residences is able to do so.
The nearest MRT station to Baywind Residences is Marine Terrace MRT station, which is a 7-minute walk away. Marine Terrace station is on the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL) and will be completed in 2024. Residents will be able to take the TEL to get to Gardens by the Bay, the Central Business District (CBD) and Orchard.
The nearest bus stop is a 2-minute walk away along East Coast Road. Residents can take buses 10, 12, 14 and 32 to get to places like Bugis, City Hall, the CBD and Orchard.
For F&B options near Baywind Residences, residents can take a 7-minute walk to the eateries along East Coast Road. Some of the options here are Comida Mexicana, Al Forno, Alsalam Restaurant, Penny University, Beach Road Prawn Noodle House and Geylang Lor 29 Hokkien Mee.
It's also about a 10-20 minute walk to the F&B options at Siglap. These include places like Dutch Colony Coffee Co., Craftsmen Specialty Coffee, Five Oars Coffee Roasters, Next Door Spanish Cafe and more. For more food options, you can also drive for 5-10 minutes to the cafes and restaurants at Joo Chiat and Katong.
Street View of 50A Marine Terrace Market on Google Maps
For grocery shopping, there are several supermarkets nearby - Giant Express Marine Terrace 56, Giant Super 55 Siglap Road, Cold Storage at Siglap V and FairPrice Siglap New Market. If you're looking for a wet market and hawker centre, the nearest is the 50A Marine Terrace Market, which is a 6-minute drive away.
Several malls are also in the vicinity if you need some retail therapy. These include i12 Katong, Parkway Parade and Siglap Centre.
Families are the main target demographic of Baywind Residences due to its unit mix and layouts. The great news is that there are many reputable schools in the vicinity. If you're participating in the primary schools balloting exercise, CHIJ (Katong) Primary, Tao Nan School, Ngee Ann Primary and St. Stephen's School are within a 1km radius. Opera Estate Primary School, Haig Girls' School and Tanjong Katong Primary School are within a 2km radius.
Image source: Google Maps
Other secondary schools and junior colleges nearby include St. Patrick's School, CHIJ Katong Convent, Victoria School and Victoria Junior College.
If you're enrolling your children into an international school, the Global Indian International School East Coast Campus and Canadian International School are within a short driving distance away.
It takes 15 minutes to walk from Baywind Residences to East Coast Park and 6 minutes to cycle there. You can make your way to East Coast Park through the Siglap Park Connector. From East Coast Park, you can conveniently cycle to Bay East Garden, Marina Barrage and Gardens by the Bay.
If you're looking for a nearer park to walk your dog or just enjoy a leisurely stroll, the Telok Kurau Park is an 8-minute walk away.