The developer, Nakheel, has set about landscaping attractive green spaces and parks across 350 hectares – hence the name of the community. These idyllic parks will prove a huge draw for families. Handover of the first villas occurred at the end of 2012, and the process has continued in stages. A new shopping complex, Jumeirah Park Village, opened at the end of summer 2014 and houses many amenities, including a Géant supermarket, restaurants, cafés, retail outlets, beauty salons, and laundry facilities.
Jumeirah Park offers about 2,000 independent villas with three to five bedrooms. All homes have a maid’s room and a garage and are finished to very high standards. They are designed in three unique themes: Heritage features traditional Arabian architecture; Legacy has a distinct European look, with sloping Spanish rooftops and red-and- yellow brick walls; meanwhile, the flat terraces of Regional follow the Hattan-style façade popular in other communities. The spacious gardens are a real asset to every property. Plot sizes start from a generous 5,500 square feet and extend to 12,000 square feet at the higher end of the market. While they’re not landscaped, Nakheel has equipped the four and five-bedroom villas with swimming pools.
Prices will vary depending on the location, view and the level of upgrades made to the villa. At the moment the return on investment (ROI) is not high; it’s a correctional market so there isn’t money to be made from flipping, but demand is high so it’s potentially a good investment opportunity for the future.
Schools, children’s day-care centres and a community clubhouse are part of the plans and will be added attractions for parents once the project is complete. For now, Dubai British School in The Springs and Emirates International School in The Meadows are just a short drive away. Peace and quiet come hand-in- hand with the lifestyle here, despite the construction work that is still underway in some sectors.
Jumeirah Park is in a very central location. It’s close to Dubai Marina, JLT, Jebel Ali, Ibn Battuta Mall, and Sheikh Zayed Road. Sheikh Zayed Road is the main access point, although residents can also enter through The Meadows and Jumeirah Islands. For those who don’t drive, there are public transports and while taxis rarely pass to flag down, they are just a phone call away.
This is certainly a family-orientated community. The villas have large gardens for kids to play in and children’s play areas are scheduled to be developed.
Jennifer and Kevin Morris and their two-year- old daughter Darcie moved to a rental property in Jumeirah Park in October 2013.
"Our apartment was not suited to an energetic toddler and so we needed somewhere that offered a lot more space, which led us to look at Jumeirah Park. The villas here are brand new and finished to a high standard. They are also very spacious and the kitchen and bathrooms are modern. The gardens are huge and we have a great outdoor space with a good-sized swimming pool where our daughter can play happily. One of the other reasons we chose Jumeirah Park was because of its close proximity to the city, yet it is a quiet neighbourhood and at a nice distance from the hustle and bustle of traffic. There are many beautiful green areas around the development and overall I’d say Jumeirah Park is a great choice for families. We are really happy and feel as the year goes on the development will only improve further still, with new shops, parks and schools."