I live 30 seconds walk from Sogo in Causeway Bay amd love it, so convienient for food and a few decent bars. Hell for me would be DB , mid levels and Soho. I hardly ever go further west than Arsenal street. Just a note, I do leave CWB, I work in Tseun Wan, which is quite nice, but really CWB has it all for me.
Sad to say you hardly go west of Arsenal street though. The beauty of HK is it's variety. So much to see and experience in the west, east and the North.
I've only been in Hong Kong 3 years and have been to most corners of it. I'm always amazed how many locals and expats stick to the well known bits of the city.
Iâ€™d love to move back to the southside. Itâ€™s always sunny there and a far cry from the depressing massive new build developments like LOHAS Park, West Kowloon, Olympic.
I swear that the absolute worst isnâ€™t Tin Shui Wai where one can easily get down to street level! I swear Iâ€™ve never found out how to get to street level from LOHAS Park MTR (the main road not the bus terminus). TKO north, Po Lam etc has to be a close second, blank faÃ§ades, depressing 90s malls (though some have been renovated recently). CWB, MK, PE is not for everyone, seems very claustrophobic to say the least.
Sha Tin is the best new town hands down.
I like the Sai Kung old town. No motors there; only kids walking to school, folks walking to shops, deliveries by hand.
It's quiet mate, real quiet.