katfroggatt - Thanks for the quick reply!
Good to hear that it's a nice neighborhood, we've walked around a bit but only at night, and haven't gotten a chance to go down to the water yet - will definitely do so once we've moved in!
We're English teachers who are low-budget backpackers when traveling, so we're living in rather affordable accommodation compared to the average Hong Kong expat I think! It's a rather traditional Chinese apartment complex on Sai Wan Ho St. Just got renovated, nice elderly landlords, and they'll let us have a dog, so we're quite satisfied already.
Thanks for the advice on meat, and we definitely don't mind a wet market so we'll investigate that as well. We've already found an awesome Indian restaurant, and our Realtor advised us on good places for dim sum, sushi, and Chinese noodles - we're excited to be living in a more Chinese neighborhood though would love to meet some foreigners as well...
We're a late-20s American couple, no kids yet but soon most likely :-), starting with a dog, something we've wanted for years but haven't had a stable enough lifestyle to be fair to an animal... so if you see some whities with a small pooch in the near future, don't hesitate to come over for a chat :-)