I am moving to HK in May and was doing some research - looking for a newer apartment in a clean air area, but still on mtr line. My budget is limited but im ok to compensate by smaller size as I am alone.
I really like the idea of living in Ap Lei Chau because it is close to the center, on the sea side and sheltered from main HK and Pearl River by the hill.
I was expecting the prices in Ap Lei Chau would be lower than in Central/Causeway Bay but according to my check on Squarefoot, HK homes etc., it seems to be vice versa. My question is whether this is really the case? I thought Central is the most expensive neighborhood in HK. Also, the choice of accommodation seems to be very limited in Ap Lei Chau. Not sure if this is all true or the rental search websites just suck (which definitely seems to be the case looking at the apartment descriptions and picture choices).
Is Ap Lei Chau some very luxurious area? Do you think East Side is a good alternative which also has cleaner air?
Thank you a lot!