The unique selling points of The Florence Residences are as follow:
- Location. The Florence Residence Singapore is located beside the landed housing estate of Kovan, across from Hougang. This has always been a residential neighbourhood, evolving from its kampong heritage, to now a mix of HDB flats and older private estates.
- Shops, F&B, Supermarkets, Banks. The Florence Residences location is well supported by all these amenities, including even a wet market. But you do need to walk a fair distance. It is roughly 750 metres or 12 minutes walk to north-eastwards to Hougang Town Centre, and almost the same distance south-westwards to Kovan Market and Food Centre, and Heartland Mall at Kovan.At Hougang Town Centre you can get the usual sprinkling of neighbourhood shops and food stalls. As well as Hougang Mall that houses two NTUC Fairprice supermarkets, restaurants, cafes, fast-food joints, a bank, pharmacies, a public library, salons, and various shops.This place is also an 8 minute walk to the foodie’s delights of Kovan, famed for a variety of traditional hawker fare, and enjoying a bustling supper scene.
- Nearest MRT Station. The Florence Residences location has a choice of two MRT stations, both on the North-East line. The slightly nearer one is Kovan station, 10 to 11 minutes walk via Simon Lane and Simon Road.Alternatively, you can take a 12 minute walk to Hougang station. Hougang is on the North-East line that goes to Orchard Road, Chinatown, Outram and Harbourfront.LTA has also just confirmed the stations for phase 1 of the future Cross-Island Line (CRL1) that will complete by 2029. The good news is that it will in fact intersect the North-East line at Hougang station. This makes Hougang a more important node, an interchange station.What is more, the footprint of the new Cross-Island line station is closer to the Florence Residences location than the current station. Nearest exit from the station will be less than 500 metres, or 7 minutes walk.This line will traverse right across the island, running from Jurong in the west, past Clementi, Bukit Timah, Ang Mo Kio, to Hougang and onto Pasir Ris and Changi Airport in the east.
- Schools. The Florence Residence location is within a 1 km radius of Holy Innocents Primary school, one of the most well regarded primary schools in the north-east of Singapore. Xinmin Primary School is also within 1 km. Both schools are within walking distance actually.Within a 500 metre radius, there are also a number of pre-schools and child-care facilities.