Living In Hong Kong Property

Why are renters flocking to these spots?

Improved transport links mean it could be worth considering areas like Pok Fu Lam and Shouson Hill if you are looking for apartments for rent in Hong Kong. Stella Abraham, Head of Residential Leasing & Relocation Services National Director Jones Lang LaSalle Limited (JLL), explains why this Hong Kong property market won’t slow down.

“Hong Kong has always been a fast-paced city in every sense. Every time people think that the red-hot property sales market will slow down due to additional government measures, it seems to race along all the more, proving that practically nothing will stop investors here from putting their money into bricks and mortar.

In the leasing market too, properties can be snapped up in what sometimes seems like a matter of minutes. That means finding the right place to live is not easy, especially for newcomers who are not used to the high rentals and small spaces compared to their home countries.

With high demand for better quality properties, or those that represent a bargain, Hong Kong is not a place where you can take too long to make up your mind or you will be beaten to your first choice of home by another prospective tenant!

Equally speedy these days: journey times to neighbourhoods once considered less convenient. Thanks to the expanded MTR network on Hong Kong Island, getting from Central to Hong Kong University or Shouson Hill takes only 6 to 12 minutes.

The improved transport connections also put Pok Fu Lam, an affordable and peaceful area just beyond HKU station on Hong Kong Island’s west coast, within 10 minutes of the CBD – with great value accommodation and beautiful views across the Lamma Channel and beyond thrown in! Pok Fu Lam also has a good selection of schools and sports grounds, as well as access to hiking trails and large country parks on its doorstep.

No wonder residents are racing to check out properties like these!”

Charming Colonial

Area: Pok Fu Lam
Rent: $168,000 per month
Size: 4,840 sq. ft
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 3

Felix VIilas Hong Kong

If you’re looking for a slice of old Hong Kong and a large space, this house is definitely worth a visit. It boasts stunning colonial features, including cornicing, high ceilings, a large terrace, an outdoor patio and working fireplaces. With four bedrooms upstairs, plus a lower ground floor with several rooms ideal for conversion into additional bedrooms, games rooms or dens for teenage children, this is a rare find.

Felix VIilas Hong Kong

Value for money

Area: Pok Fu Lam
Rent: From $77,000 (incl.)
Size: from 2,569 sq. ft
Bedrooms: 3 to 4
Bathrooms: 2 to 3

Middleton Towers

Looking for a great family-friendly space that’s valued well and in a convenient location? Look no further! These apartments comprise three or four generously sized bedrooms with lovely huge terraces looking down towards the country park, Lamma Channel and outlying islands. Spacious kitchens and plenty of storage throughout appeal to those who enjoy family life at home, cooking and entertaining. Children’s playgrounds and easy access to the Aberdeen Reservoir Park make this a popular choice for families.

Middleton Towers

Trails on the doorstep

Area: Pok Fu Lam
Rent: $93,000 (incl.)
Size: 3,046 sq. ft
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 3

High west Hong Kong

Old world charm envelopes this development situated at the foot of the wonderful Aberdeen Reservoir Country Park. Next to the elegant Hong Kong University Hall, Highwest apartments offer spacious layouts with separate sitting and dining rooms, conservatory style enclosed terraces, and huge kitchens and utility areas. All the bedrooms are large and bright and there is ample storage and built-in wardrobes throughout. This is a real gem!

High west Hong Kong

Seaside living

Area: Pok Fu Lam
Rent: From $77,500 (incl.)
Size: 2,311 sq. ft
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 3

scenic villas hong kong

This development is ideal for families, offering extremely spacious apartments with four bedrooms and huge balconies overlooking the sea. Scenic Villas is popular for its many amenities and recreational facilities, such as an on-site supermarket, public minibus service, swimming pools, tennis courts and children’s playground. This is a great choice for families who want the peace and tranquillity of living by the sea, without being too far from the CBD.

Scenic Villas Hong Kong

Transport options

Area: Shouson Hill
Rent: From $108,000 (incl.)
Size: 2,075 sq. ft
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 3

The Carimina. Hong Kong

The Carmina is all about high quality interiors with modern kitchens and bathrooms. Its apartments have spacious, efficient floor plans, and the development has excellent facilities including a swimming pool, tennis court, gym, clubhouse, indoor children’s playground and a shuttle bus service. It’s also just minutes away from Ocean Park MTR station – and from there it’s just five minutes to Admiralty.

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

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

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