High or Low Floor? Which Is Best For An Investment Property?

Updated: Sep 5, 2020

When it comes to choosing a home in Singapore, most people would have their own preferences on the level they are willing to accept.

Chances are, the reasons are psychological or habitual.

Such as having stayed all their life on a high floor apartment, or having stayed in a landed property before and prefer being near to the ground.

In this article, let's examine the factors that you should really consider when choosing to stay nearer to the ground or up in the air.

Ready? Let's go!

Factors to Consider When Deciding On A Low Or High Floor Apartment
12 Factors to Consider When Deciding On A Low Or High Floor Apartment


Generally, high floor units are brighter with better ventilation than low floor ones as they get more access to the sun and are less blocked by their surroundings (Meaning more blue skies to enjoy!)

Does that mean you should always go for the highest unit available?

Pros and Cons when considering higher floor vs lower floor apartments

singapore views high floor
Really high up, you get wonderful unblocked views far into the horizons.. With the occasional fireworks to boot!

High Floor Advantages

1. Lower exposure to dust and insects

You will find that you can air the rooms alot more in the day and at night without overtly being concerned about dust from traffic or insects flying into the house.

Of course, it is not that creepy crawlies won't make their way up.. It's just most of them would find sufficient food and light (which they are attracted to) on the lower levels and be pretty satisfied. You don't want to move too much when full do you?

2. Lesser noise pollution

Units on a higher floor usually get alot less traffic and ambient noises.

However, let's qualify this by saying that you would have to be on relatively higher floors to enjoy this advantage. Especially units 15th storeys or higher. Units below that usually still hear some frequencies of traffic noise depending on the environment acoustics.

Example 1 High Floor: You may still hear people talking at the coffee-shop downstairs even if you are on the 15th storey.