Kowloon / NT where to live to commute to Hung Hom

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    Kowloon / NT where to live to commute to Hung Hom

    HiI'm going to be working in Hung Hom and want to either do MTR down Shatin / Tai Wai line or drive to work (I have a car). What are the best areas for commute?I've been told to avoid Lohas Park / Sai Kung and Clearwater Bay - which all of course seem the more reasonable priced areas - originally had wanted to budget $18-20kI'm looking at accom up to a max of $25k - 3 berooms about 700spft saleable minMany Thanks!C


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    Are you already in HK? You have a car already, or you plan to get one? What are your working hours/ are you likely to be required to do lots of overtime? What is your commute tolerance as far as time goes? As you want a 3br flat, I assume you have family with you - will any of them need to get to work/ school, and if so, where? Will you be doing your own shopping, or asking a domestic helper to do it for you?

    The answers to these questions will narrow down the options to something manageable; at present there are too many unknowns for anyone to give useful answers.


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    Hi - Thanks for getting back so quickly! Yes already here & have the car. Standard working Hours so 9ish to 7ish - time wise would like 45 mins commute (or under if possible). No school issues to worry about, just my parents who will be out for several months at a time visiting (they're retired)- so only real concernis work commute - also will have FT live in maid so no shopping / cooking etc on top of work and commute


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    Driving to Hung Hom in the morning might be a bit of a headache, is parking provided for free? Or do you have to pay for it?

    Would make better sense to put your parking money towards a higher flat budget, you'll start to have more options in the 30-35k rental range and be able to live closer to work. Average rent per sq ft is typically about HK$50 per sq ft (net), of course ranges based on new/old building, location and facilities.


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    If you are ok with very packed trains on the MTR in the morning. Try boarding before 7am to feel more comfortable in the trains. Most of the crowd on the East Rail Line heading south leave the trains at Kowloon Tong station. From Lohas Park means changing at a few MTR stations before reaching Hung Hom. The roads and streets of Kowloon can be congested especially near the Cross Harbour Tunnel and the main roads leadint to it in Jordan, To Kwa Wan and Hung Hom. The main streets of Hung Hom called Wuhu Street and Ma Tau Wai Road are often slow in the peak hours also.


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    if you want cheap parking space and inexpensive rural housing consider kam sheung rd, 700 sq ft for around HK15k, then you can catch to hung hom which will take around 18 minutes, driving there in the morning is that bad, but the highway after tai lam and near tsuen wan area will be a bit congested, but it's doable, once you get on west kowloon corridor it ain't that bad until you arrive near elements junction or earlier one yau ma tei junction, then it pretty bad for a few miles to hung hom (but it won't be as bad as princess alice road to cross harbour tunnel, that's nasty in the mornings)


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    https://www.gohome.com.hk/en/propert...-road/1887440/

    example of village house kam sheung rd, around HK$12k to 16k

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    parking in shatin or taiwai won't be cheap, expect around HK$3000 -3500 for covered car park, even more remote waste land parking will be around HK$1300-1800 depending how remote

    while in kam sheung rd, car parking next to your rural house should cost around 500 to 800


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    Tai lam tunnel toll is $45 each way.


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    Taipo.

    You can get a place well within your budget and it's a straight shot from Tai Wo or TP Market MTR to HH.

    Lots of greenery, bike paths, friendly folks, river side walk to seaside parks.

    You're also right off the highway for driving.