On Nut, the neighborhood that used to be all the way to the right on the BTS map, doesn’t have a trendy rep like adjacent Ekamai, or Instagram notoriety like nearby Thong Lor. What it does have is peace, quiet, authenticity, amazing (and cheap!) food, and a growing population of stylish young professionals calling it home. Indeed, with the BTS now stretching to Bearing and beyond, with more stations set to operate in the near future, On Nut has moved towards the center of our radar — for all the right reasons. (Oh, and getting there may be even quicker by the end of 2018.)
Here are three reasons why On Nut is the Bangkok neighborhood people are quietly hyping.
Endless dining choices at all price points
Food is a huge part of On Nut’s culture; it’s basically embedded in every corner of the neighborhood — from homemade khao mun gai to lunchtime delights like duck noodles. If you want to treat yourself to an intense grilling experience, the eatery Best Beef is not to be messed with. Food supply in On Nut comes in all shapes and forms, at all price points so folks can survive on low-budget (but no less delicious) street food or sip expensive wine on rooftops, while taking in views of Sukhumvit Road.
In case you haven’t noticed, craft beer has creeped its way into the area. Locals hit Dog Step on Friday nights for get-togethers over cold beers and soul food.
Multiple modes of transport
On Nut is probably one of the most local “homey” neighborhoods you could find in central Bangkok. The BTS is one of the main modes of transport, but win moto-taxis are the true heroes when you need to rush to a meeting. Beside the song taew trucks, it is worth noting that you can get around On Nut using the rare 4-wheel Daihatsu mini-truck taxis. Mobilizing in On Nut is just unbelievably easy.
A community vibe
Let’s talk about living — because that’s how On Nut became not just any area, but the area where people turn to for the good life downtown. High-rise, low-rise, townhouses, you name it, your preferred residence is there. One unique aspect of On Nut, and a reason so many have come to love it, is the diverse range of people from different backgrounds, which has energized the neighborhood. It’s a harmony of co-existence. Expat communities have brought cool speakeasy bars and lively sports bars, for instance. New establishments catering to all different demands have injected vibrant life into the neighborhood.
Another thing which has taken many residents by surprise is how peaceful On Nut can be. Did you think it would be hectic? Of course, this is Bangkok after all. But new condos are bringing a set of people who value a calm, but active, city lifestyle. Who knows how hip On Nut will be in a couple of years? It’s definitely going to happen, just watch.
Finding the right place for yourself in On Nut might sound challenging, but sifting through all your options is made much easier with DDproperty, a website with tons of information for a homeowner-to-be. Check out their website and their app, ready for you to swipe and find the right home with the right facilities at the right price.
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