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    What size are the beach houses? Do they have ocean views and a car park or is that an additional price for that?

    I must say, I am becoming more and more convinced that my next move will be to Park Island. I had a wonderful day visiting friends there over the weekend, and found it extremely relaxing and nice, to enjoy the facilities such as the outdoor pools and the beaches. My other choice for consideration is Gold Coast but the places I have seen there were not as close the beach and the balcony is MUCH smaller than the balcony at Park Island. But yes, overall the quality at Gold Coast also seemed good.


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    Quote Originally Posted by chateau
    What size are the beach houses? Do they have ocean views and a car park or is that an additional price for that?

    I must say, I am becoming more and more convinced that my next move will be to Park Island. I had a wonderful day visiting friends there over the weekend, and found it extremely relaxing and nice, to enjoy the facilities such as the outdoor pools and the beaches. My other choice for consideration is Gold Coast but the places I have seen there were not as close the beach and the balcony is MUCH smaller than the balcony at Park Island. But yes, overall the quality at Gold Coast also seemed good.
    Size - the smallest is 1900s ft I think. Details on the gold coast website. http://www.goldcoast.com.hk/residenc...houses_sf.html

    Yes, they have unobstructed ocean views (some of which are of the marina, some of Lantau and some of Pearl Island). Yes there is a carpark, no idea if it's extra or not, but there is parking right outside the houses. (or the undercover one not far away).

    The pool is one of the largest I have seen in HK and is open all year. Also tennis courts, squash courts, gym and a LARGE field (which is open to walk on, sit on etc when not being used by the kids for football, cricket etc).

    Resident buses to Central in peak hours, TST in peak hours, Tsuen Wan MTR all day, airport all day ....

    Beach just around the corner.

    Hiking across the road on the Maclehose trail and many others.

    I have never been to Park Island (keep meaning to go) but I would worry about the lack of shops/ restaurants and it actually looks (as i pass it on the bus on the freeway in the morning) more built up than GC, but without visiting obviously I can't really compare.
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    Many thanks. This sounds very feasible and I will examine the website.

    For Park Island I found the website mentioned on this forum quite good as it has many photos: Living on Park Island, Ma Wan, Hong Kong The shops and restaurants I actually found a very good selection (and I demand a quite high standard!), and the environment is very appealing to me.

    I think more expats will start moving both to Gold Coast and Park Island. I am suprised more did not do it already actually.


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    Quote Originally Posted by chateau
    I think more expats will start moving both to Gold Coast and Park Island. I am suprised more did not do it already actually.
    I don't think they will, at least to Gold Coast. I tried it and it took far too long to commute to HK Island for work. If I worked in one of the horrible estates (Tuen Mun etc) around Gold Coast I would probably live there but wasting hours on the bus each day isn't my idea of how to enjoy life.

    The reason rents are so cheap in Gold Coast is nobody wants to live there. A large majority of the units were not lived in when I was there last year - whole swathes of floors were completely unlit in the evenings.

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    I was about to post a similar comment. My husband has to start work VERY early in the morning, it just wouldn't work for us.


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    Quote Originally Posted by chateau
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    I think more expats will start moving both to Gold Coast and Park Island. I am suprised more did not do it already actually.
    Different people have different priorities. Some focus on space and nice home environment and then are attracted to places like Park Island and Gold Coast and Sai Kung.

    Others want to be close to work and places like Soho where they can socialise.

    And some just seem to have more money than sense.

    Good job we don't all want the same thing or the whole population would be trying to live in the same place!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBrit
    I don't think they will, at least to Gold Coast. I tried it and it took far too long to commute to HK Island for work. If I worked in one of the horrible estates (Tuen Mun etc) around Gold Coast I would probably live there but wasting hours on the bus each day isn't my idea of how to enjoy life.
    Tuen Mun is an estate?

    Anyway, re- GoldCoast, I have to agree that the GC in itself is not where I would choose to live if I were to live again in the area. I lived there before (in the area) but not in the GC, partly because the quality was so so and the building looked oldish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mat

    Anyway, re- GoldCoast, I have to agree that the GC in itself is not where I would choose to live if I were to live again in the area. I lived there before (in the area) but not in the GC, partly because the quality was so so and the building looked oldish.
    Having been inside Aegean Coast, I'd agree. Or, better, a nice village house just off the road..... However, I do like the resident buses that the GC Residences provide - that is the one thing they have going for them that the others lack. I'm lucky they give marina-residents access.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chateau
    I am amazed seeing parents in Central pushing the pram, with no concern at all, it seems, for their babies health. I think if you bring a child to HK, you should at the least provide him with the opportunity of getting some clean air. People in HK understimate the importance of clean air.
    HK is geographically a very small place. Do you really think the pollution levels in one part of HK are significantly better/worse than another? We all have the same pollution problem no matter what area of HK you live in. I think its all in your head (a false sense of security) if you are choosing park island just because you think the pollution is less of a problem.

    Also why are you amazed to see parents pushing kids around with no concern about their childrens health. Are parents suppose to visually demonstrate their concerns to strangers they pass by on the street???

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    I do think the roadside pollution seems a lot worse in some built up areas than others. This website (run by a Geoexpat member)

    The Air You Breathe -- Compare your Air Quality with your standards

    clearly shows both the HK Roadside and Kowloon Roadside readings as worse than the others. There isn't much doubt in my mind that less densely populated areas have lower levels of SOME types of pollution than more densely populated areas.

    Sure, factory and power-generation pollution is widespread all over Hong Kong but but both conceptually and empirically vehicle pollution is worst in some places than others.


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