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Feeling at Home in Hong Kong – Choosing your ideal neighbourhood

By: Stella Abraham

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 first in our 4 part series on how to feel at home in the 852.

Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Which neighbourhood will you choose?

 

Where to Start Your Search

Hong Kong – or ‘the 852’ as I like to call it – has it all: mountains, sea, bustling city hotspots, tranquil oases and everything in between. So whether you’re looking for somewhere family-friendly where your kids can roam or an apartment in the heart of the action, there’s something for everyone. It might seem like searching for a needle in a haystack, but get yourself a good agent and you’ll find your perfect space in no time.

 

Property Search Pointers

 

  1. Do you get a buzz from the hustle and bustle of a busy city? Or do you seek sea views or the countryside? Think about the scene you’d like to surround yourself with.
  2. The old saying goes that searching for property is all about ‘location, location, location’, but in real life it can feel more like ‘logistics, logistics, logistics’. Hong Kong’s public transport is wonderfully efficient, but if you know where you or your partner will be working it’s a good idea to consider how far you’re willing to commute and how you’ll make the journey every day.
  3. Hong Kong is home to lots of high-quality international schools. If you have children, you may want to look at homes nearby to save time on the school run.
  4. Would you prefer a pool and gym in your building, or would you be happy to join one of Hong Kong’s many sports clubs? Consider the amenities you’d like to have on hand – whether that’s car parking or a coffee shop.

 

Stay tuned for our 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.

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