Stella Abraham Head of Residential Leasing & Relocation Services National Director Jones Lang LaSalle Limited (JLL) I t’s back-to-school time again – how does it come around so fast each year? New challenges and new encounters are waiting for your kids, and it can be an exciting time for parents as well! Of course, returning your kids to class is that much easier if you live close to their school – and that’s a priority for many of the families that we work with. Thanks to its large and diverse expat community, Hong Kong has a wide range of international schools. Most of these start the school year in August or September, except for the Australian International School, which starts in January. So, where should you live to take advantage of the best schools? Let’s explore some of the neighbourhoods that might be the most suitable for you. The Southside is home to a number of large, residential developments. It’s also close to beaches and extensive country parks, as well as some pre-eminent international schools, including the Hong Kong International School, which offers an American-style curriculum, and the English Schools Foundation’s (ESF) South Island School. Mid-Levels East is close to Hong Kong Park and some renowned international schools, such as the ESF’s Bradbury and Island Schools, making it an excellent choice for families. The area is also within walking distance of Wan Chai, where you can pick up groceries from wet markets, supermarkets and organic stores. Situated on the west side of Hong Kong Island, Pok Fu Lam is a 20-minute drive from both Central and the beaches on the Southside. The West Island School (ESF), Kennedy School and Kellett School are all situated in the neighbourhood. If you’re looking for more spacious and resort-like living in Hong Kong, Tuen Mun offers houses with gardens and rooftop terraces. Harrow International School Hong Kong chose this area for its campus when it opened in 2012 and since then the area has seen an uptick in expats looking for low-density living.
Area: Tuen Mun Rent: $165,000 (incl.) Size: 4,905 sq. ft
Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 5
This house is a rare find in Hong Kong! Located in Tuen Mun, near the Hong Kong Gold Coast, it features not just five bedrooms but also a lovely garden and rooftop terrace, with stunning sea views and summer breezes. Make the most of the first-class facilities, including an indoor swimming pool, gym, children’s play area and multi-function room. Harrow International School Hong Kong is just a five-minute drive away.
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