My wife and I live in Metro Town. Officially it's Sai Kung, but it's located above Tiu Keng Leng MTR station. Meaning.. You don't have to go outside to get to work!
It is wonderful. We pay 13.8K for a two bedroom apartment on the 22 floor.
So, seems to be within price range.
From Central (party) to home by taxi costs 150 HKD. But the MTR will, take you there for 12 HKD until 01:00 am.
Time-wise: anywhere in Kowloon will take max half an hour.
It is great, check it out on internet. If you can't, let me know I'll send you pics.
Has a clubhouse, which means outdoor and indoor swimming pool, gym, massage and library and stuff. Included in rent. Well. You pay 10 HKD per swim. ;-)
We're right on top of a mall, and near by the beautiful beaches.
Really feels like a hotel here. So, I'm always on holiday.
From the balcony (yes, balcony) I view the sea and the mountains as well as my neighbouring flat.
There are more Westerners, like me and my wife, but not many. Everyone speaks English though.
Honestly, I think you should check it out.
Nice because it's Little England. But it is far from your work. Around an hour travel time to work.
Does feel like a holiday though. Prices there start at 15K for old and distant apartments.
So, if you wanna be around British peeps, do that.
Otherwise, come here!