An expat’s guide to the best neighborhoods in Hong Kong

Posted by PSR_AXP 13 mths ago

Looking to live in a bustling multicultural hub? Hong Kong is your answer. As a city-state that caters to a plethora of lifestyles, certain areas are particularly popular among expats. Our friends at Pacific Prime Hong Kong will zoom in on the best neighborhoods in Hong Kong to help you find your best-fit area.
Which type of expat are you?
Before we dive in, get to know your housing preferences. Maybe you fall into one (or several) of the common expat categories below:

  • Expats with families tend to look for homes on the southern part of Hong Kong Island.
  • Expats living alone or as a couple often reside in the Mid-levels area.
  • Affluent expats enjoy luxurious dwellings near the Victoria Peak.


Wan Chai
Evolved from a fishing village, Wan Chai is one of the city-state’s most dynamic areas. Popular among young expats, expat families also enjoy access to various facilities in this district. You’ll find the Morrison Hill Swimming Pool, Lee Tung Avenue, and more here.
A range of properties are available, from luxurious apartments to serviced apartments. However, the rent prices can be steep, with smaller living quarters to match. They go from HKD $25,000 to HKD $95,000 per month.
Victoria Peak
Victoria Peak, the highest point on Hong Kong Island, offers breathtaking views. Affluent expats, particularly retirees, flock to this area to find peace away from the hustle of the city-state.
Dotted around this area are housing complexes and family homes with swimming pools. Properties are for sale from HKD $5,000,000 to a mind-blowing HKD $154,834,714.
The Mid-levels
Sitting between Wan Chai and the Peak, the Mid-levels is a short distance away from Hong Kong’s financial hub and major transport links. It’s popular among young working expats or couples looking for a bit of space, but still close to their workplaces. Prestigious schools are aplenty in this area.
The price for a one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment starts from as low as HKD $13,800,000. Prices will also vary depending on the number of rooms, as well as the specific part of Mid-Levels.
West Kowloon Tong and Kowloon Tong
Expats are slowly but steadily streaming into the suburbs of Kowloon Tong. Living in Kowloon can be inconvenient owing to the distance away from the main island. That being said, there are new amenities and infrastructure improvements, such as the introduction of the MTR and new shopping malls to increase the standard of living. You’ll also find a good variety of international schools here.
Of course, many other wondrous areas can be contenders for the best neighborhoods in Hong Kong.
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