Would welcome your thoughts on my situation.
Im considering a 1-2 year job offer, working near Hung Hom station. Im late 30s, would be coming to HK on my own, and given the short(ish) stay I think Id want to stay quite close to the action. But by action I mean eating out / socialising, not partying.
Living Kowloon side seems sensible money-wise. I could go to 30k but would prefer 20-25k. 2BR would be good. If I lived very close to HH, would it feel very busy / noisy always? (In reality is there a level at which construction noise disappears or is it a constant everywhere?) Is it better to commute from somewhere quieter/greener and/or more sociable or should I seek to minimise commute? I realise thats very subjective. Id be hoping to meet some expats for (additional) socialising as Ill meet locals through work.
Ive been wondering about the commute from Kowloon station or Olympic, or down from Kowloon Tong - cant tell how easy it would be. Apartments with clubhouses (particularly inside/outside pool) look great but I wonder about the reality...do you use the facilities? Are they good for meeting people? If you dont have a pool are there good swimming options elsewhere?