Pok Fu Lam vs. Mid Levels?

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  1. #1

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    Pok Fu Lam vs. Mid Levels?

    Hi,

    We are moving to HK in March with our 2 year old. We like Mid Levels, but it seems very difficult to navigate the streets and stairs, and playgounds and/or indoor play spaces seem limited in most buildings (at least the ones we can afford-28k/month). We are also looking at Pok Fu Lam; the Belchers has a nice play area for kids and a good indoor/outdoor pool, but it seems like a fortress and more isolated. Can anyone give me some advice on the Belchers/Pok Fu Lam vs. Mid Levels, especially as it relates to kids? Do you like, don't like it? Thanks so much, I appreciate any feedback.


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    Hi

    Im moving to HK in March, and have shortlisted Belcher too. Would appreciate it if anyone can provide feedbacks on following questions:

    1) Most 1150sqft are offering about 28-35k rental per mth. Given economy is at really bad state now and plenty of offers from Belcher flushing the market, do you think 20-22k bid is reasonable?

    2) Are there any good running track around the area and how is the air quality there? (heard HK U got some good running routes)

    3) Is it convenient to take bus to Central (Garden Road)? How long is the waiting time at 8am and how long is the ride?

    4) How much is the morning peak hour cab fare to Garden Road?

    5) I understand thats Belcher is quitea high density development, and wondering how is it during the weekend (as in crowded at pool and gym etc)? How is the wait for lift during morning peak hours?

    Tks in advance.


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    i think pokfulam is a nice area but not Belcher. with the 2 options given, i personally prefer mid-level to Belcher.

    Belcher is in a pretty old area with dirty streets and the smell of salty fish. cockroaches show up every corner. and the noise made by the 2 nearby dorms at 2-3am in the morning is a big pain in the ass ... those ppl dont sleep untill the sunrise.


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    Hi. We live in the Belcher's and have children. I think it's a great place to live and very convenient. The buildings and grounds are well maintained and even though it's a very large complex I never find it to be overcrowed. Feel free to send me a private message if you'd like to talk more. Good luck!

    Christine


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    Quote Originally Posted by mamamia:
    i think pokfulam is a nice area but not Belcher. with the 2 options given, i personally prefer mid-level to Belcher.

    Belcher is in a pretty old area with dirty streets and the smell of salty fish. cockroaches show up every corner. and the noise made by the 2 nearby dorms at 2-3am in the morning is a big pain in the ass ... those ppl dont sleep untill the sunrise.
    mamamia

    Which floor and facing were/are u staying?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mamamia:
    Belcher is in a pretty old area with dirty streets and the smell of salty fish. cockroaches show up every corner. and the noise made by the 2 nearby dorms at 2-3am in the morning is a big pain in the ass ... those ppl dont sleep untill the sunrise.
    Hey. I'm also thinking about moving to Belchers but I got a bit scared with this opinion... Anyone alse living in Belchers? How much time do we take to Kowloon in the morning? Is there any direct bus?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Expat_HK:
    Hey. I'm also thinking about moving to Belchers but I got a bit scared with this opinion... Anyone alse living in Belchers? How much time do we take to Kowloon in the morning? Is there any direct bus?
    Where in kowloon ?

    from pokfulam rd you can take bus 970 and 973. And from downstair you can take 101 and 104.