When you want to live in a townhouse in Bangkok, the main question to answer is “where in Bangkok”. How you answer this question depends on your personal situation. Here we assume now that you have children that will go to an international school.
Bangkok is a great city to live in. But there is a major drawback: traffic and the time it takes to get from A to B. This travel time impacts the trips that you take most frequently:
1) Between home and work.
2) Between home and school.
Very few children in Bangkok go to school on bicycle or by foot. Most are going by school bus or are dropped off and picked up by parents or driver. When they are young, you do not let them go alone by taxi! It is not uncommon hat it takes 45 minutes to an hour and 15 minutes to get to the school. Thus, this twice a day, your children would spend 2 hours per day in transport.
Parents, who bring their children to school in the morning and pick them up in the afternoon, could spend 4 hours a day on this task.
Where in Bangkok to Look for a Townhouse
Bangkok residents advise new-comers to make a conscious decision on where in Bangkok to live depending on where school and work will be. This choice can save you over 5 hours a week in travel time.
Thus before you make your choice what townhouse in Bangkok to rent or buy, please do the following:
- Make a short list of international schools in Bangkok that meet your criteria (e.g. curriculum, size etc.) and identify in which areas these schools are located.
One of the areas for example with a number of different international schools is the Pracha Uthit area.
- Get an idea what the travel time would be between home and work for these different areas where your preferred schools are located.
- Investigate if and what type of townhouses are available in the areas where your preferred schools are located.
With the information in hand from answering the questions above, you can make a better choice of where in Bangkok to select your townhouse.
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