Popular Districts

Popular Districts


Hong Kong has a variety of housing options, from high-rise apartment blocks to townhouses and detached houses in various districts. There are indeed a number of popular residential areas for expatriates, each catering to distinct, individual lifestyle preferences.

Happy Valley

Formerly known as Wong Nai Chung Valley, Happy Valley is most renowned for the famous Happy Valley Racecourse. An upmarket neighbourhood favoured by expatriates, this area offers a range of accommodations from classic low-rise apartments and houses to modern high-rise apartment blocks. Properties typically enjoy city or racecourse views, while those located on the hillside overlook the mountains and Victoria Harbour. It offers a quiet and green space whilst remaining close to the vibrant commercial and entertainment district of Causeway Bay.

The Leighton Hill, The Altitude and Winfield Building are popular choices in Happy Valley.

Mid-levels Central

Mid-levels Central refers to the area above Central and just below The Peak. This area is popular among expatriates due to its close proximity to Central business district and nightlife and dining hubs of Soho and Lan Kwai Fong, which can be conveniently accessed via the Mid-levels Escalator, the longest outdoor covered escalator in the world. A prestigious residential area in the heart of Hong Kong, it offers a wide range of high-rise accommodations, from studio apartments to big apartments and penthouses. Apartments in this area generally enjoy stunning city and harbour views.

Luxurious accommodations in this area include Bamboo Grove, Dynasty Court, Garden Terrace, Queen’s Garden and Regence Royale.

Mid-levels West

Mid-levels West refers to the residential area along the west of Mid-Levels Central to Pokfulam. This area is popular among expatriates as it is rather close to Central but relatively quiet and more affordable. The Mid-levels Escalator allows easy access to and from Central. It offers quality living that fits many budgets, from modern, smaller high-rise accommodations to traditional, more spacious apartments. Some apartments enjoy gorgeous views over the city skyline and Victoria Harbour.

80 Robinson Road, Azura, Robinson Place and The Grand Panorama are top choices in this area.

Repulse Bay

Located on the south side of Hong Kong Island, Repulse Bay is primarily an upmarket residential area with a relaxed, resort-like feel. Its pleasant, palm-fringed beach with crescent-shaped stretch of sand, along with fresh air and open space, offers a laid-back lifestyle for expatriates. This area offers a combination of luxury high-rise and low-rise apartments, townhouses and detached houses, while most enjoy fantastic views over the bay.

The most sought-after accommodations in this area include Celestial Garden, Hong Kong Parkview, Pine Crest and Repulse Bay Apartments.

The Peak

The Peak, the pinnacle of Hong Kong Island, is also the most affluent residential area in Hong Kong. A major tourist attraction in the territory, The Peak offers a range of high-end residential properties including modern apartments in low-rise buildings, townhouses and exclusive detached houses. Most apartments offer communal facilities like swimming pool, tennis court and gymnasium, while enjoying spectacular views over Victoria Harbour and the city. In general, the temperatures are often slightly lower than those at sea level while during spring and early summer, the humidity is high with the higher areas covered by mist occasionally.

Wan Chai

Wan Chai, located centrally on the northern shore of Hong Kong Island, is one of the earliest developed districts in Hong Kong. Today, it is a major commercial district and a trendy residential area, as well as a place where old meets new. This area is popular among young couples and offers a range of new residential complexes and modern apartments, of which some possess fabulous views and recreational facilities.

J Residence, Star Crest, The Avenue and The Oakhill are good choices in Wan Chai.