As Ho Chi Minh City’s preferred area for expats, District 2 (and Thao Dien, in particular) is home to a large selection of apartment buildings offering modern comforts and conveniences.
District 2 is one of Ho Chi Minh City’s largest districts, encompassing both the highly developed, popular areas of Thao Dien and An Phu, as well as the growing areas of Thu Thiem, Binh An and others.
Major advantages of living in District 2 include larger apartments than those that can be found in the city center, easy access to a great range of cafés, restaurants and shopping malls, and a relaxing, quiet atmosphere that’s hard to find elsewhere in the city.
Below, we’ve prepared a full guide to the apartments that are available for rent in District 2, with a focus on apartments in all price ranges in popular areas such as Thao Dien and An Phu. Our guide includes everything from a list of all popular apartment buildings in the area to facilities, average prices, nearby amenities and even our tips and recommendations to help you get the best possible deal.
If you’re looking for an apartment in District 2, feel free to contact us and we’ll help you find the best buildings and units for your needs and budget.
District 2 Overview
Located across the Saigon River from District 1 and Binh Thanh District, District 2 offers a comfortable standard of living and a great selection of different apartments. This part of Ho Chi Minh City is much quieter than the city center, with wider streets, less traffic and a more laid back atmosphere.
It’s also home to several of the city’s best international schools, including the British International School, European International School, Australian International School, EtonHouse and several others.
Over the last five years, District 2 has undergone heavy development. While it was once sparsely populated, today the area is home to several large malls, supermarkets, movie theaters and other businesses.
From most parts of District 2, it’s a 15 to 25 minute drive to District 1. The first line of the HCMC Metro, which is currently unfinished, while include several stations in Thao Dien, An Phu and elsewhere in District 2 upon its completion.
Apartments in Thao Dien
Thao Dien is the main expat hub area of District 2. This is where you’ll find most of the area’s cafés, restaurants, malls and other businesses, as well as most of its mid-range and high-end apartment buildings.
There are 10 main apartment complexes in Thao Dien that are popular with expats. You can click any of the links below to view our available listings for these buildings, or scroll down to read more about each apartment building and its pricing, details and major advantages and disadvantages.
- Masteri Thao Dien
- Thao Dien Pearl
- The Ascent Thao Dien
- Tropic Garden
- Gateway Thao Dien
- The Nassim Thao Dien
- Xi Riverview Palace
- River Garden
- Hoang Anh River View
- FiDECO Riverview
Masteri Thao Dien
Masteri Thao Dien is the biggest apartment development in Thao Dien. It’s located just off the Hanoi Highway and consists of five towers of 39 to 42 floors, each split into two buildings. The complex is located next to the Vincom Mega Mall Thao Dien — a large shopping center that contains a supermarket, movie theater, retail stores, cafés and restaurants.
Apartments in Masteri Thao Dien range in size from one to three bedrooms, with duplexes and penthouses also available. Pricing ranges from $650 to $800 per month for one bedroom apartments to $800 to $1,000+ for most two bedroom apartments. Facilities include separate pools and gyms for each building, as well as community parks and tennis courts.
Masteri Thao Dien opened in 2016, making it one of the more modern apartment buildings in Thao Dien.
Advantages of Masteri Thao Dien include its excellent location right beside the mall, as well as the convenient access it offers to the rest of the Thao Dien area. Thanks to its modern units and good value for money, Masteri Thao Dien is one of several good choices in Thao Dien for single residents and couples.
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Thao Dien Pearl
Located at the corner of Quoc Huong Street and the Hanoi Highway, Thao Dien Pearl is one of the most conveniently located apartment buildings in Thao Dien. There are two apartment towers here, situated on top of a small shopping mall and supermarket.
Apartments at Thao Dien Pearl are larger than those at Masteri Thao Dien, with most units in the 95 to 130 square meter range. They’re also slightly more expensive, with average pricing of $900 to $1,200 per month for two bedroom apartments and $1,300 to $1,700 for three bedroom units.
Advantages of Thao Dien Pearl include its location, with a shopping mall, movie theater and Big C supermarket all located in the same building as the apartments, as well as the large size and spacious layout of the units. Thao Dien Pearl is very close to Xuan Thuy St, where you can find many of Thao Dien’s best cafés and restaurants.
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The Ascent Thao Dien
Modern and luxurious, The Ascent Thao Dien is an upmarket apartment building located in the heart of Thao Dien on Quoc Huong Street. A wide range of apartments are available here, including standard two bedroom apartments and a selection fo larger two and three bedroom apartments with beautiful views of the Saigon River.
Prices for apartments at The Ascent Thao Dien range from $800 to $1,800+ per month, depending on the apartment type and furniture.
While The Ascent is located beside any malls or supermarkets, it’s a short two-minute drive to Thao Dien Pearl, Vincom Mega Mall or An Phu Market from the building. There are also numerous convenience stores, cafés and restaurants within walking distance.
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Tropic Garden is a mid-sized apartment complex developed by Novaland. It’s made up of five 27-storey towers with just over 1,000 apartments, all located at the northern end of Thao Dien close to the Saigon River.
Apartment at Tropic Garden are great value for money. This building is a few years older than newer apartment buildings such as Masteri Thao Dien, meaning that spacious two bedroom apartments are available in the $700 to $900 range. There are also larger three bedroom apartments available.
Facilities at Tropic Garden include a swimming pool, gym, mini library and tennis court, plus a supermarket for residents. From Tropic Garden, it’s a short five minute drive to Vincom Mega Mall and most other parts of Thao Dien.
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Gateway Thao Dien
Modern and luxurious, Gateway Thao Dien is an upmarket apartment building located at the intersection of Le Thuoc and the Hanoi Highway, a short distance from Masteri Thao Dien.
One of the advantages of Gateway Thao Dien is that it has apartments in a huge range of sizes and floor plans. There are studio and one bedroom units available for singles and couples, as well as a range of two, three and four bedroom apartments ideal for families.
One of the most luxurious buildings in the area, apartments at Gateway Thao Dien are modern, equipped with high quality appliances and offer great views of District 2. There’s a gym, swimming pool and sauna for residents, with several shops and cafés located downstairs. Prices range from $750 to $2,000+ depending on apartment type.
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The Nassim Thao Dien
Located just behind Masteri Thao Dien, The Nassim is a luxury apartment building with a range of one, two and three bedroom apartments, as well as several penthouses.
One of Thao Dien’s most luxurious buildings, apartments at The Nassim are more expensive than those in Masteri and Gateway. This building has great facilities and a quiet location away from the Hanoi Highway, making it one of the best options in Thao Dien if you want to live somewhere comfortable, luxurious and peaceful.
Apartments at The Nassim Thao Dien range in price from $800 to $900 for one bedroom to $1,200 to $1,600 for two bedroom apartments, depending on their location in the building and furniture.
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Xi Riverview Palace
Located a short distance from several of the city’s best international schools, Xi Riverview Palace is a high-end apartment complex with large units overlooking the Saigon River.
The apartments here are very spacious, ranging in size from 129 to 183 square meters. Most have three bedrooms, with large living areas that offer views of the Saigon River and the surrounding area. The apartments are modern, built to international standards and very comfortable.
Because of their large size, apartments at Xi Riverview Palace are ideal for families and people seeking extra living space. Facilities include a large pool, fitness area, sauna, indoor golf, tennis court, library and more.
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Quiet and peaceful, River Garden was one of the first luxury apartments built in Thao Dien. This complex was originally built in 2008. The units here are spacious and luxurious, offering a lot of living space at a lower price per square meter than most of the newer high-end apartment buildings around Thao Dien.
Most units in River Garden have two or three bedrooms, although there are also several larger duplexes available. True to its name, River Garden offers great views of the Saigon River from its quiet location on Nguyen Van Huong Street. Facilities include a swimming pool, gym, tennis courts and a small café located within the building.
Due to its spacious units, good pricing and convenient location near several international schools, River Garden is a great option for families living in Thao Dien.
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Hoang Anh River View
Located right beside the Saigon River, Hoang Anh River View is a large apartment complex with spacious units designed for families.
Pricing here is cheaper than what you’d pay for units of the same size in most other buildings in Thao Dien, with three bedroom, 120-150 square meter apartments available for $800 to $1,000 per month. Facilities include a pool, gym tennis court and kindergarten. From the building, it’s a short two minute drive to Xuan Thuy Street and other popular café and dining areas in Thao Dien.
Due to the large size of the units and this building’s convenient location close to several international schools, Hoang Anh River View is a great choice for families, or for people who simply want lots of living space with a location close to the center of Thao Dien.
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Another affordable option, FiDECO Riverview has one of the best locations of any apartment building in Thao Dien, located right in the heart of Thao Dien Street. Apartments here are large (100-140 square meters), bright and comfortable, all with very fair pricing.
Depending on the type of apartment you choose, you can expect to pay $800 to $1,200+ for an extremely spacious three bedroom apartment here.
From FiDECO Riverview, it’s a two minute drive to most of Thao Dien’s top café and dining areas, as well as less than five minutes to several of the area’s top international schools. Facilities at FiDECO include a pool, fitness center, library, playground, tennis courts and more.
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Apartments in An Phu
An Phu is located further down the Hanoi Highway than Thao Dien. There are numerous apartment buildings in this area, many of which offer better value for money than apartments in Thao Dien.
Compared to Thao Dien, An Phu has a slightly quieter and more family-focused atmosphere, with the new Estella Place shopping mall, Mega Market and larger apartments, often with free shuttle services to and from nearby international schools.
If you’re looking for a more spacious apartment, or want to avoid paying the premium to live in Thao Dien, An Phu is a great alternative.
Popular apartment developments in An Phu include:
- Masteri An Phu
- The Vista An Phu
- Estella Heights
- The Estella
- Lexington Residence
- Cantavil Premier An Phu
- Imperia An Phu
Masteri An Phu
One of the newest apartment buildings in An Phu, Masteri An Phu was built in 2018 and is similar in style to Masteri Thao Dien. The complex is made up of two buildings, each containing a selection of modern one bedroom, two bedroom and three bedroom apartments.
Masteri An Phu is located next door to Gateway Thao Dien and straddles the bounday between Thao Dien and An Phu wards. Facilities include a pool, fitness center and sky garden for residents. Like Masteri An Phu, the units here are modern, comfortable and ideal for singles, couples and small families.
Pricing for apartments at Masteri An Phu ranges from $600 to $1,000+ per month, depending on unit type and furnishings.
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The Vista An Phu
One of the first luxury apartment complexes in District 2, The Vista An Phu consists of five towers containing luxurious two bedroom, three bedroom and four bedroom apartments. The five buildings are situated beside the Oxygen mall, a small shopping mall containing several cafés, restaurants and a supermarket.
The Vista An Phu has some of the best facilities of any apartment complex in District 2, with four swimming pools, tennis courts, a fitness center, separate male and female sauna and steam rooms, a golf practice putting green and more.
Built in 2011, the units here are extremely spacious and ideal for families. Pricing ranges from $900 to $1,500+ per month depending on the apartment type and decorating.
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An older building located between Masteri An Phu and The Vista, Parkland has comfortable apartments designed with the needs of families in mind. Facilities include tennis courts, a gym, swimming pool, children’s pool and playground.
Like other buildings in District 2, the apartments here are on the large side — two to three bedroom units from 115 to 128 square meters in size. There are also several larger 200 to 240 square meter units available.
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One of the newest developments in An Phu, Estella Heights is a luxury apartment complex located on top of the Estella Place shopping mall. The units here range from one to three bedrooms, with a variety of duplexes and other apartments available.
Pricing at Estella Heights ranges from $1,000 per month to $1,800+ for larger three bedroom units. Facilities include several a swimming pool, children’s pool, jacuzzi, large garden areas, children’s playground, tennis courts, 400m jogging track, private sky gardens for residents and more. Residents also have easy access to the Estella Place mall, which contains several cafés, restaurants, shops and the Annam Gourmet international supermarket.
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Built in 2012, The Estella is an luxury apartment complex located just behind the newer Estella Heights development in An Phu. Like Estella Place, the units here are spacious and upmarket, offering lots of living space and a modern design and layout.
Pricing at The Estella starts from about $1,000 per month and can range to several thousand dollars per month for the largest units. Facilities include a clubhouse, tennis courts, swimming pool, fitness center and more. The Estella is a very short walk away from the Estella Place and Cantavil Premier malls, which contain shops, restaurants, cafés and supermarkets.
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Located on Mai Chí Thọ, Lexington Residence is a popular apartment complex with a great selection of one bedroom apartments, as well as larger two and three bedroom units.
Lexington Residence is popular with single residents and couples due to its large supply of spacious one bedroom apartments, many of which are available in the $550 to $600 range. The complex has a large swimming pool, excellent gym and a convenient location close to malls, supermarkets and more.
Due to the value for money and great supply of smaller apartments, this building is recommended for single residents and couples.
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