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  1. #21

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    Ahh... Miss that detail, thanks guys. but 35-40 psf still sounds expensive tho... I'll still suggest 25-30psf as fair, 20-25psf as local area price. Idk just my opinion, but youre right! its still really depends on the whole package.

    Geez carang...its just a figure of speech, dont have to get all worked out over it. If it means something, Sorry!...


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    Keith, OP,you can get flats with 3 bedrooms in Db within your budget. Lots of people have dogs in Db because of green outdoor area but no balcony probably. Factor in monthly ferry tickets at about 1200 per person (less for kids). But I'm not trying to persuade anyone just saying


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    Quote Originally Posted by MsPoppins:
    Keith, OP,you can get flats with 3 bedrooms in Db within your budget. Lots of people have dogs in Db because of green outdoor area but no balcony probably. Factor in monthly ferry tickets at about 1200 per person (less for kids). But I'm not trying to persuade anyone just saying
    Yea, I agree. I would own my dog myself if there is somewhere to take care of him while I'm at work ... On the contrary to many, DB isn't exactly too pricey as a place to stay. But Ms poppins is right, not to persuade but just sharing a good experience.

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    Your most obvious choice will be Happy Valley, but thats out of your budget.
    The next best, closer to your budget, will be TaiHang, TinHau, FortressHill, NorthPoint.
    There are low rises in all of them but yes, they are all in the thick of things, within the hustle and bustle of the city.

    Lamma& DB = you are looking at around 1h each way. This will not be very nice nor pleasant for most of the year due to the weather (heat, humidity, rain); It will be very different than a 1h commute on the west coast. It will get real old and horrible very quickly. As for driving, especially in the city (stubbs road) is not something I would recommend to anyone. There are no parking spots near Bradbury and I wonder if they would even let you park within the school. Space is very much a premium in Hong Kong.

    As others have suggested, come and see the place first. Get a feel for what is where and try the commute, door-to-door, before settling on a place. 1 week in a hotel is not enough to make up your mind. Budget for at least 2 weeks, if you can swing it then try for 1-2 months in a serviced apartment before you have to make final decision.

    Lamma has its charms, DB has its own plusses, City-living and being at work with a 5min cab ride has its extra benefits too.

    Last edited by HowardCoombs; 25-03-2012 at 07:44 PM.

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    commute for wife may not be too bad, if she can hitch a ride on the DB to bradbury school bus... lots of kids in db do that. some even get on the ferry and then catch the school bus in central.


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    keith, if you'd written "guys", then yeah... could be a figure of speech...."boys" means ummm... ."boys"


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    Like I said just a figure of speech. I apologies already if it offended you. Get over it. Geez...stay on topic.


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    Oh yes, anyway if I'm not mistaken there was a piece written about HK air quality just a couple of days ago in Bloomberg. Worth a read to help your decision making.


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    Quote Originally Posted by carang:
    commute for wife may not be too bad, if she can hitch a ride on the DB to bradbury school bus... lots of kids in db do that. some even get on the ferry and then catch the school bus in central.
    *if* she can catch a ride, then you are *still* looking at best part of an hour door to door; there is no avoiding it whether you're coming from DB or Lamma.

    You can walk faster than that to Bradbury if you were living in Happy Valley (not recommended in summer heat but a very pleasant walk in winter).

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    there're teachers who work at Bradbury live on both Lamma and DB, tell your wife to contact the school and ask them for advice. As far as i know, there's school bus picking up teachers and children right outside the pier for both places

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