By Staff writer
Latest research was based on ratings from residents and moving trends
Dubai's Motor City and The Greens are the most popular communities in the emirate for residents, according to new research released today.
The results are part of a new report based on over 2,000 Dubai resident reviews on FlatReviews.com, the UAE’s first and largest property review site, and over 1,000 moving requests made on MoveSouq.com, a quote comparison site for home moving services, during the first quarter of 2015.
Each community earned a score out of 5 based on categories such as traffic, access to nearby facilities such as schools and shops, and value for money.
The data found the highest rated communities in Dubai are Motor City, The Greens, Sheikh Zayed Road, DIFC, Jumeirah, and Arabian Ranches.
Motor City and The Greens shared first place with a score of 4.1, while SZR, DIFC, Jumeirah and Arabian Ranches all earned an average overall score of 4 out of 5.
Motor City earned its top spot because it ranked in the top 5 for traffic, pet-friendliness, walking possibilities, nearby schools/kindergartens and shops/restaurants, and value for money.
At the bottom of the league table, and Dubai's lowest rated community - was International City, with a score of 2.8.
In terms of communities where people are moving into, the most demanded areas based were Dubai Marina, Dubailand, Jumeirah Village Circle, Business Bay, and Downtown Dubai, which made up 31 percent of all moving in activity in the time period.
Dubai Marina has made the top of the list again this year, despite not making it into the Top Rated Communities in Dubai, which indicates that people will continue to live in communities such as Dubai Marina and Downtown Dubai for lifestyle reasons, the report said.
As rents continue to rise in prime areas, the data showed more people are opting to move into communities on the outskirts, such as Dubailand and Jumeirah Village, the report said.
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Am I the only one seeing this? The rate at which people are moving in is less than the number of people moving out. Doesn't that mean that for all their high ratings, they are gradually getting emptied out.