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This paper considers the preference of residents, living in urban areas with low to high percentage of greenery coverage in correlation with the household income. This paper would serve as a background study to investigate the resident’s view on the “quality” of their residential streets and their residential areas. It would be focused on what the residents consider as the important factors that makes a “high quality” residential street environment and what are the important factors in creating a “good” place to live. The study proposed to be undertaken in Kuala Lumpur, the national capital city of Malaysia at four selected residential district ranging from underprivileged to affluent neighborhood areas. Samplings would be based on gender, age, ethnicity, education and occupation to identify any significant differences present between the groups, in order to determine the issues that could be taken into account for future provision, planning and management. This study would explore the resident’s attitude towards street trees and residential gardens as part of the urban green space environment towards their conceptions of urban quality of life in the selected neighborhood residential areas.