Whether you’re looking to move to the city or you are already living in Hong Kong and in need of a change, we can help you find the best place to live. With some help from Stella Abraham and her team at JLL we bring you the second in our 4 part series ( read part one here) on how to feel at home in the 852.
Sai Kung & Clearwater Bay
Hong Kong’s most serene districts are popular with expats who are looking for slightly larger homes with terraces or gardens as there is simply more space in the New Territories! Surrounded by nature, Sai Kung and Clearwater Bay are more sparsely populated than much of the rest of Hong Kong and many residents own private cars to make sure they can get about at their convenience. Although not directly connected by MTR, minibuses can get you to and from the closest stations. For many residents, what they lose in accessibility, they more than make up in spectacular vistas of rolling hills and gorgeous powder-white sandy beaches.
If you like to tee up, the Clearwater Golf and Country Club is extremely popular with expats in the area, and for water sport fans there are windsurfing, surfing and diving schools based in Sai Kung.
Want to know more? Get an insiders look about what it is like living in Sai Kung from one of our readers.
Tucked away in the New Territories, Tai Po may seem like a little bit of a trek away from the skyscrapers of Central, but the ever-faithful MTR makes the journey simple, and transport links are improving all the time. This is a great choice for families wanting to live close to some of Hong Kong’s finest international schools and kindergartens.
You can experience a real slice of traditional Hong Kong life in Tai Po, especially at the area’s many open-air markets and grocery stores. In terms of property, you can find everything from post-war walk-ups to modern condo complexes with pools and clubhouses, and you can definitely get more space for your money!
After one international day and boarding school opened in the area in 2012, Tuen Mun has seen an uptick in expats seeking low-density living. Families looking for property in the area can choose from spacious high-rise apartments or low-rise beach houses with private gardens and rooftop terraces. The Piazza offers a range of international eateries and at weekends kiosks selling local art and crafts are set up at a French-themed market – perfect for soaking up the area’s relaxed vibe. Miles of hiking trails and Hong Kong’s largest horse riding school are also just minutes away!
Stay tuned for more area guides, where we will cover some of HK’s most sought after neighbourhoods.
Stella Abraham is Head of Residential Leasing and Relocation at JLL Hong Kong. Born and raised in the city, she’s passionate about its people and property market. This is her checklist of Hong Kong’s most popular neighbourhoods to help you focus your search and make the best decision when it comes to choosing your next home.