Living In Hong Kong Property

Are you looking for a new home to rent?

Are you looking for a new home? Stella Abraham, Head of Residential Leasing & Relocation Services National Director Jones Lang LaSalle Limited (JLL), explains why now is a good time to be looking for apartments for rent in Hong Kong.

“The Lunar New Year is a time to welcome new things and get ready for a new start – maybe even a new home! But now that the holiday parties are over and everyone is back to their regular routine, my team and I have been thinking a lot about firm residential market favourites – tried and tested neighbourhoods whose appeal for expats never seems to falter.

One of the highlights of living in Hong Kong is its convenience – and nowhere is this more apparent than in neighbourhoods like Mid-Levels, Wan Chai and Happy Valley. A world of culinary choices, where East meets West, and proximity to the business district, playgroups, schools and hiking trails continue to attract newcomers to Hong Kong to these areas. These are definitely some of my favourite neighbourhoods for their sense of community.

If your lai see red packets do not stretch to an opulent apartment, you’re not alone. As expatriate housing allowances become a thing of the past, we are seeing more tenants become cost-conscious. Luckily, there are some high-specification homes out there that won’t break the bank.

To make the most of your money, it’s best to work with a single agent who can understand your needs – and your budget! Here are our top picks of luxurious living, without the top-end price tag!”

Sophisticated Urban Living

Area: Wan Chai
Rent: HK$28,200 per month
Size: 365 sq. ft
Bedrooms: Studio
Bathrooms: 1

Ideal for those who want to live in the heart of the city’s action. The Luna reflects the streetwise nature of the Wan Chai community, offering residents maximum flexibility and comfort. The development has 105 fully-furnished serviced apartments across a range of different layouts suitable for individuals and families.

Enjoy breezy air

Area: Happy Valley
Rent: HK$42,000 per month
Size: 619 sq. ft
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1

Situated on an quiet street in Happy Valley, this stand-alone building is well designed with apartments featuring open kitchens and balconies that can be fully opened to bring the outdoors inside. Work out with panoramic city views from the gym, or stretch your legs in the rooftop sky garden. Resiglow offers easy access to all of Hong Kong Island.

Spacious and picturesque

Area: Happy Valley
Rent: HK$24,400 per month
Size: 366 sq. ft
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1

This newly refurbished apartment boasts beautiful views of Happy Valley. It features large dining and living rooms, as well as a walk-in closet in the master bedroom – perfect for those looking for plenty of storage space. Residents are just 15 minutes away from Central, Causeway Bay and the Southside.

Perfect family home

Area: Mid-Levels West
Rent: $64,000 per month
Size: 1,070 sq. ft
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2

This development is highly sought-after given its convenient location and exceptional facilities – it has a gym, swimming pool, squash court and even bowling alleys. This unit has a well-appointed layout and unbeatable harbour views.

Vibrant neighbourhood

Area: Mid-Levels West
Rent: $63,000 per month
Size: 976 sq. ft
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2

This development is highly sought-after given its convenient location and exceptional facilities – it has a gym, swimming pool, squash court and even bowling alleys. This unit has a well-appointed layout and unbeatable harbour views.

For more detail on these properties or to see more options, go to jll.com.hk

This article first appeared in the Feb/Mar edition of Expat Living. Subscribe now so you never miss an issue.

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