In which neighborhood of Jakarta is the complex located?
Puri Casablanca is at the entrance of Tebet, a middle-class, mostly residential neighborhood. It has become more upmarket recently, especially since the mall Kota Kasablanka was built. It has also benefited from the completion of the Casablanca flyover, which makes it easier to reach Central Jakarta (via Tanah Abang).
How does it look like around the apartments?
The area around Puri Casablanca is a bit strange as it is bordered by two cemeteries (Menteng Pulo and Ereveld). For me, it was not a big problem, but I’m sure it can make some people uncomfortable. If it is the case, you should know that there are only a few units that do not have a cemetery view.
This means that the neighborhood around Puri Casablanca is not very interesting. As you exit the complex, you have an empty street, then the cemetery. The only interesting thing to do is to go to Jalan Casablanca and walk to the mall Kota Kasablanka.
What are the important landmarks nearby?
Nearby, there are a few landmarks you can go to:
Kota Kasablanka is the nearest mall and you can go there by foot in 5-10 minutes (or 3 minutes by car). It is popular and busy, especially on weekends. It targets the middle to upper-class, with a good selection of shops, restaurants and services. The anchor tenants are Sogo, Carrefour, XXI, H&M, Informa, Ace Hardware and Electronic Solution.
You have several more shopping centers in Jalan Prof. Dr. Satrio, for instance, Lotte Avenue, Kuningan City, Ambassador and ITC Kuningan. You need about 15-20 minutes to reach them.
You have a convenient, yet expensive, Daily Food Hall inside Puri Casablanca that has a rather large choice (imported meat, fruits, vegetables, imported products like pasta, cereals, cans, etc). For a bigger and cheaper supermarket, you can also go to Carrefour in Kota Kasablanka.
There is a handful of warungs walking distance (behind the cemetery). For more choice, you’ll need to go to Kota Kasablanka. There, you have everything from expensive Western food to cheap Asian snacks.
Bars and Nightlife:
Several restaurants in Kota Kasablanka serve alcohol, for instance, Munchies. For better nightlife, you can go to Mega Kuningan as well, 20 minutes away by car.
Tebet is a popular area for student accommodation, but there aren’t many major universities there.
Schools and Preschools:
Playdough Preschool is located inside Puri Casablanca.
A local SMA/SMP is just 3 minutes away from the complex.
None is really near, but several are within reasonable distance. Rumah Sakit MMC is the most recommended (10-15 minutes by car).
None is nearby. If you don’t find that too creepy, you can always go to the cemetery for a walk.
The Central Business District starts in Jalan Rasuna Said, at least 10 minutes away. Mega Kuningan is 20 minutes away. Sudirman is 25 minutes away.