Jumierah Village Circle as a destination and residential address comes with its pros and cons, like any other neighbourhood. Finding the perfect place to live can be challenging but if you know what you’re looking for, its easy to know if JVC is the right place for you or not.
JVC has grown in popularity in recent years, due to the fact that people have been moving out from the heart of the city to escape to quieter districts, larger living spaces, more outdoor spaces and lower rents.
However, JVC isn’t for everyone, but here we break down the pros and cons objectively and without bias.
PROS OF LIVING IN JVC
JVC is definitely a family-friendly neighbourhood away from the hectic areas of the city and offers residents a serene living environment.
JVC offers a variety of amenities for residents, including Circle Mall and a plethora of cafes, restaurants, shops and convenience stores.
A FIVE STAR HOTEL
Home to Five JVC, a vibrant hotel with great facilities and nightlife, it is a popular destination with local residents and party lovers.
JVC is perfect for families as it is close to numerous reputable schools including JSS International School and Sunmarke School.
JVC is home to a variety of different properties to suit different budgets and requirements.
Choose from apartments, townhouses and villas in mainly low and mid-rise communities.
JVC is home for a multitude of different nationalities and races, making it a melting pot of cultures.
In a strategic location just off Hessa Street close to Sheikh Zayed Road, Al Khail Road (E44) and Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Road (E311). If you don’t have a car don’t worry because the bus service is reliable and efficient and connects you with all major areas across the city.
JVC is a pet-friendly community so animal lovers can live here without having to worry about their four-legged friends.
SPORTS & FITNESS
Staying fit and healthy in JVC isn’t hard. Most buildings and communities have their own fitness centres, including gyms and swimming pools, and there are also various public gyms close by, including WellFit Gym in Circle Mall.
What’s more, there is a New Life Fitness Gym which offers superb indoor facilities.
Cycling tracks are also easily accessible and landscaped parks, perfect for walking, jogging and exercising outdoors all-year-round.
Golf enthusiasts will enjoy being close to various golf courses including The Els Club at Victory Heights in Sports City, The Address Montgomerie in Emirates Hills and Emirates Golf Club.
JVC is a very affordable place to live and this is why it is growing in popularity and prices are rising sharply. Due to demand increasing more International Real Estate developers are now launching new communities to create more residential accommodation for residents. JVC is also a great place for expats to get on the property ladder and buy rather than rent.
Prices start from around AED 30,000 for a studio, AED 40,000 for a one bedroom apartment and from AED 55,000 for a two bedroom apartment based on a long-term rental annual fee. Townhouses and villas start from around AED 100,000 and go up for larger properties.
CONS OF LIVING IN JVC
Cons aren’t necessarily negatives, but here are some factors which could put people off living in JVC.
The best way to judge is to visit JVC for a day and get a feel for the neighbourhood to see if its your vibe or not.
IT’S NOT FAST-PACED
Some people love the buzz of Downtown and Marina neighbourhoods, and in JVC, it is quite the opposite. It is quiet and tranquil. Relatively few tourists stay in JVC, which means it is pretty residential and peaceful.
NO METRO ACCESS
The Dubai metro line doesn’t connect to JVC, which means you need to bus it or cab it to Sheikh Zayed Road if you don’t have a car.
A fair amount of construction is underway in JVC currently, with new communities popping up, which means you could experience some construction work disruption in terms of noise pollution. If you choose where you live carefully without empty plots around you, there should be relatively little noise and disruption.
Traffic on Hessa Street can be pretty heavy during busy periods including rush hour and weekends, as this street connects people from the city out to the desert and visa versa.
JVC doesn’t have the most beautiful buildings in Dubai when compared with other neighbourhoods, but some private developers are now designing and building modern vibrant residential communities, which will create a nicer JVC skyline in the future.
IS JVC A GOOD PLACE TO LIVE IN DUBAI?
Jumeirah Village Circle is one of the most popular areas to live in currently because of increasing rents across the city. JVC is more affordable than Dubai Marina, The Greens, The Palm Jumeirah and Downtown because of its location. People choose JVC to get more bang for their buck (more property for their money) instead of wasting large amounts on rent to save money.
JVC is perfect if you want a quieter life away from the bustle of the city, while still being within easy reach of all the city’s major attractions, including Dubai Marina, JBR, The Palm Jumeirah, Bluewaters Island, Downtown Dubai, and so much more.
JVC is only 10 minutes from The Greens, and Al Barsha, Sports City Motor City, and Dubai Marina, JBR, and Bluewaters Island are only 20 minutes away. A little further but still within easy reach is Downtown Dubai, DWTC, just 30 30-minute drive. Dubai International Airport is 40 minutes from JVC.
JVC, as a residential community, is home to over 30 parks, and over 80,000 people call this neighbourhood home. The master developer of Jumeirah Village Circle is Nakheel.
Circle Mall is home to a variety of well-known high-street brands, cafes, restaurants and children’s entertainment and is open seven days a week until late.