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Family friendly apartment complexes near MTR in east HK

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  1. #11

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    I live in the Parkvale complex in Greig Road, right next to Taikoo (exit b) MTR and it's a great location. Fairly quiet but not too far out of things.

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  2. #12

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    Nice budget! Should get you something nice (big) in the east.
    Taikoo shing is quiet popular. Old buildings but well maintained. There is Kornhill, the further you are from the MTR, the bigger apartments get.
    Casa 880, right next to busy road. Grand promenade, I hear bad management (rumor). The Orchards, very nice place!

    We did extensive research when we moved to HK last year. We live in the east.

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  3. #13
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    Hi @namboo,

    I have my kids in a school in Pok Fu Lam in the west and I also work in Kwun Tong.

    My advice is to not look for a place to work but close to school or where its really nice to live.
    Hong Kong is a place where you are really fast everywhere (at least the part I know which is the Island and Kowloon).

    For the first month we lived in Kennedy town on the very west of the island.
    Commuting to and from Kwun Tong was very convenient and took about 50 minutes.

    Now we live in Happy Valley and I have to drive to the MTR by bus or Tram, but still I make it to Kwun Tong in 45 minutes.

    Once you are close to a MTR station of the island line I would say it does not really matter where.

    Belcher's has the MTR basically in the basement (HKU station). For your budget we looked at a nice apartment in the top floor with a great view. swimming pool and club house and all that stuff also available if you are into that sort of things.

    My advice: dont chose your place to stay based on a 10 minute ride on the MTR!

    Hope that helps.

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  4. #14

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    Under your budget but we lived in Heng Fa Chuen and liked it there. Quieter than the other places I think and nice walk along the promenade. Buildings getting old but well maintained. Pool, clubhouse, next to MTR and of course shopping mall.


  5. #15

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    May I suggest, if you do not have a school place for you children, it would be advisable to sort this out before confirming an apartment. HK schools are extremely hard to get places and whilst you may have choices, there is no guarantee of that school. In light of this, if your kid(s) lives far away from the school, they may be getting up at 6am to catch a bus to the school (which starts at 8am / 8.15am) or worse still if no bus service, having to be driven every day. The same applies for getting home from school for them. Its no fun having to drive kids to/from school with the flow of the traffic which can be a nightmare!! Therefore I suggest get your schools sorted first, then choose your apartment. Getting to your workplace will be easier regardless where you live.

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  6. #16

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    Thanks all who responded with your kind advice. I finally picked Bamboo Grove. First week living there and delighted so far.


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    How is your commute


  8. #18

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    42 minute commute door to door on the MTR. There is a set of steps next to BG that take you straight down . Also we can use the elevator at Hopewell centre to go from level 3 to 17. So my walk to the MTR is under 10 min, 12 min on the way back if I take the stairs

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