Dubai real estate is growing in ways that many have yet to discover. While high-profile developments continue to launch in the prime areas of the emirate, residential projects are also cropping up in some of its farther-flung locales.
You could be forgiven for questioning whether the name Redwood is appropriate within the context of Dubai. After all, this is a city renowned for its glittering skyscrapers, not its lush greenery. But upon seeing this project, its name makes sense. The villas and townhouses that populate Jumeirah Golf Estates’ Redwood neighbourhood are surrounded by lakes, trees, and – perhaps unsurprisingly – golf courses.
Despite being located just 20 minutes’ drive from the centre of Dubai, this residential and leisure community has the feel of a different city. Calming, elegant, and green, Redwood does its name justice.
Almost two years have passed since Redwood was launched. The project will include collections of townhouses in Redwood Park, and villas on Redwood Avenue. Redwood is part of Phase 1 of Jumeirah Golf Estates, a wider development that is to be built over four phases.
Jumeirah Golf Estates occupies an area of 375ha, and – once completed – will boast a total land parcel of 1,119ha. Ultimately, the development will feature 1,050 villas. Three-quarters of these properties will face two 18-hole golf courses (Earth and Fire) designed by Australian professional golfer, Greg Norman. The remainder will face lakes and nature strips.
The community will also feature a clubhouse, a European Tour Performance Institute, a tennis and fitness centre, swimming pools, tennis courts, barbecue facilities, a gymnasium, cycling and jogging tracks, children’s play areas, 15 lakes, and the associated wildlife and foliage.
Construction on Phase 1 of Redwood Park, which commenced in May 2015, is now 80% complete. Impressively, this portion is now completely sold out, owing to a combination of local and international end users and investors. The handover of the initial crop of 40 townhouses is scheduled to take place in Q4 2016. Last month saw the launch of Phase 2 of Redwood Park, and construction progress is already at 10%.
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