Favorite areas of Phnom Penh for living?

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Re: Favorite areas of Phnom Penh for living?

Post by ExPenhMan » Tue Aug 02, 2016 11:47 am

I'm thinking the same thing, but moving to PP from Bangkok. I've spent a lot of time over the last months watching the rental market and picking up tips about where to live. I know one thing: I don't want to live "downtown" in the bar district anymore. But then I'm a bit older than Jamie. LOL

For a long time I resisted the idea of moving to the Tuol Tom Poung area, but I think this is where I'll roost. I tend to focus on where I can buy most of my groceries without using tuktuks (although I will get a moto PDQ). TTP area in the 400s has nearby Superduper and Angkor Mart, with Aeon Mall east of there and Sovanna west of there. In the daytime, one can moto to Thai Huot, Pencil and Paragon (for what, I don't know LOL) or Orussey Market. Digby's Butchers on 306 comes well recommended.

There's apparently a nascent bar and restaurant spurt in the area of the 400s. I don't always want to go all the way to say 172 just for a couple of beers.

Location is flexible because it always comes down to the right place for the right price. But it's still going to be TTP area. I do like Tonle Bassac area but it's a bit expensive.
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Re: Favorite areas of Phnom Penh for living?

Post by PSD-Kiwi » Tue Aug 02, 2016 12:08 pm

TTP is a good choice.
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Re: Favorite areas of Phnom Penh for living?

Post by Jamie_Lambo » Tue Aug 02, 2016 12:19 pm

yeah this was an area i want to check out, im looking forward to exploring more areas of PP that i wouldnt normaly check out, ive been spending a lot of time in PP this year and have started seeing some of the benefits the Pig Penh offers, and how limited SHV can be, i do prefer the atmosphere/scene there though
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Re: Favorite areas of Phnom Penh for living?

Post by ExPenhMan » Tue Aug 02, 2016 5:45 pm

On my next visit to PP later this month, I"m going to spend a couple of hotel nights out in TTP. Nothing like jumping in at the deep end.
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Re: Favorite areas of Phnom Penh for living?

Post by frank lee bent » Tue Aug 02, 2016 6:37 pm

salads?
you must be mad or a noob.
better just take a cipro 500 after every lettuce leaf you eat.

i like living in chroy changva
it is expensive if you use tuktuks.
if you have a bike it is only 10 mins to riverside.
as you cross the bridge the temp often drops 3-5 degrees, it is quiet, leafy, and some of the places here are on big blocks of land.
it is hard to find a house over here, everything is for sale.

i got my rental place as a derelict property and spent far too much renovating.
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Re: Favorite areas of Phnom Penh for living?

Post by vladimir » Tue Aug 02, 2016 6:42 pm

Where I live is very quiet, and I'm not saying where because I want it to stay that way.

frank lee bent's area is nice.

Some parts of Chbar Ampouv are nice.

TTP is almost gentrified now, I was there when it was still out of the way, Gen Mac can tell you about the great place I rented for $110/month, aircon, cable, furnished, huge balcony. Ah well.
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Re: Favorite areas of Phnom Penh for living?

Post by frank lee bent » Tue Aug 02, 2016 7:02 pm

yeah chbar ampouv and all along the river after that big tv antenna.
prek po road just off the national highway is very nice, a real prime location off the city beat, but fairly close.
i have not been to arey ksatr just across from koh pich - that could be a possibility if you hate city life but need easy access.

i am thinking of spending part of my time in SV.

given i rarely leave my room at home while working i could be anywhere.
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Re: Favorite areas of Phnom Penh for living?

Post by Lex » Tue Aug 02, 2016 7:08 pm

Haha Frank, I've been traveling constantly since May and I still do what I can to get my veggies for the day. Having a real kitchen and maybe a grocery store will help. I did find a $4 salad at Pepper Tree that wasn't terrible.

I probably wouldn't want a quiet area anyway though. My last home was Thonglor in Bangkok which of course gave me all the metropolitan things I could want. I know things are different in Phnom Penh but I was just wondering if there was a area that gave some kind of approximation of the "downtown" megacity experience. Doesn't sound like that's the case. I'll go see BKK1 this week
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Re: Favorite areas of Phnom Penh for living?

Post by frank lee bent » Tue Aug 02, 2016 7:16 pm

my comments on quiet areas on the fringe were directed at those who may be like myself rather than at the original post.
favorite is very subjective. i can't bear the noise over there, and the heat.

still low rise and spread out in PP.
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Re: Favorite areas of Phnom Penh for living?

Post by Username Taken » Tue Aug 02, 2016 7:26 pm

The area on the southern side of Sihanouk Blvd, between Monivong and 51 St / Wat Lanka. Lots of restaurants of varying tastes, bars, gym, walking distance to Lucky Supermarket on Sihanouk Blvd.
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