East Pattaya is a large area, measuring approximately 20 kilometres from top to bottom. It encompasses land and property from Pong in the north down to Huay Yai in the south. It spans from Sukhumvit Road as its west boundary to the 331 highway in the east.
If you’re in Pattaya for a short holiday then you‘ll probably want to be in one of the more central downtown, or beach areas like Pattaya, Jomtien etc. However if you’re looking at a longer term stay like the thousands before you, you may prefer the relative slower pace of East Pattaya, also nicknamed “the Dark Side”. This has no Star Wars connotations, rather that because it is a newer developed area it received electricity later than Central Pattaya and Jomtien.
East Pattaya is not only a very popular place for expats to live, but many businesses have moved out this way to benefit from lower land prices and to service the population. Many beautiful villages have sprouted up over two decades, and they continue to do so. Why live on top of each other in town when you can appreciate detached housing, private or communal pools, and still have great eateries and all you need nearby! As with anywhere in the world outside of the city centre there is more of a communal feel to this area, where you can become a local at the shops, bars and restaurants as opposed to just another tourist.
A huge benefit of East Pattaya is the ease of access to motorways which take you north and south, to Bangkok, Suvarnabhumi and U-Tapao international airports, and on to Koh Samet, or Koh Chang and further afield. Downtown Pattaya’s traffic can be a little maddening for many, whilst from East Pattaya one can be on the motorways within minutes.
Another massive draw to East Pattaya is that many excellent international schools have been built here including St. Andrews, Rugby and Regents School, and a myriad of others that cater to all budgets and requirements.
With the growth of homes, businesses also spread out of town. For many people there is no requirement to cross Sukhumvit anymore for anything. There are local supermarkets everywhere, banks, bars and restaurants and of course the odd 7/11….!
And don’t worry about something to do. There are activities for all ages. There are several quality golf clubs and ranges, (Siam Country Club golf course holds the LPGA every February as part of the PGA calendar) fishing lakes, gyms, sports arenas, Bira Motor Racing Track and even a Wake Park.
The list continues with so many more places of interest. What is very important on a day to day basis is that there are some excellent eating and drinking holes including Fisherman’s Rest, Welcome Inn, The Lofts, Ristorante Da Marco, Pepper & Salt, Retox Outback, Livv Restaurant & Nong’s Bistro.
As mentioned before East Pattaya is a large place. It is broken down into many well known areas including Mabprachan Lake, Khao Noi, Khao Talo, Siam Country club, Nongprue, Nong Palai, Nong Ket Yai, and many more.
In order to fully appreciate where would be the best area for you to make your new home or your holiday retreat, you absolutely need to be speaking to our knowledgeable agents here at Cornerstone Real Estate.