Where to live in HK with 11mth baby?

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    The Hillgrove is pretty nice, upmarket and architectually very very different from the typical cram complexes.. Its very low density on the Sham Tseng side of the Gold coast...
    http://cybersearch.midland.com.hk/cy...y=desc&lang=en

    Good sea views from there, 15 minute walk from the shops.

    Thats pretty good value for 38K per month for 2098ft2 feet inc roof top

    Last edited by Skyhook; 18-09-2007 at 02:51 PM.

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    ""Shatin is nothing like here, our Bo Bo lives there, and I used to shop in Shatin and Mah On shan when we lived in Sai Kung. Must be fun with all those crowds, sticks finger in mouth and makes vomit noises lol ha ha ..""

    Well that comment shows just how much you know about this area. These are exactly the things I hate as well. Luckily where I am is nice and quiet, not too many people but convenient for everything. Still never get bored from looking out my window across the fields and mountains all the way to Tai Mo Shan.

    Hardly ever have to go into Sha Tin centre because everything else is here. Bars, cafe's, shops, restaurants. We get regulars up from Sai Kung, Disco Bay and Kowloon coming here to drink so I'm sure it's a terrible area!


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    I do know about the area, we have family that live there, what part of that doesnt register with you, plus I lived in Tai Mong Tsai for a number of years, and they are completely different area's, that appeal to different people.

    I like your nice and quiet comment, there are plenty of locations in the NT that have that advantage, thats why some of us choose to live out here... So far away lol. Hmm 35kms from central in fact. Which is about the same distance that Sai Kung, Disco Bay, Tuen Mun are from the city... In most developed 1st world countries, 35km from anywhere is not classified as far.... But it is here..

    And not everybody commutes to central each day, in fact most people here commute the opposite direction, either airport, Shenzhen, or local area's like Tsuen wan or Tuen Mun City.

    Each to his own locality needs.

    Last edited by Skyhook; 18-09-2007 at 04:26 PM.

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    ""we have family that live there, what part of that doesnt register with you""

    Actually registered, but you know my wife has been here 25 years and she doesn't know a lot of it either! And your crowds comment was of course way off the map. It's the largest area in HK as well as the most populous. People usually only see small parts, even if they have lived here for years.

    I don't work in Central either, thank god, but in Kowloon as does my wife. For me this place is pretty much perfect. We have wondered about living in other areas but nowhere has the convenience this does. I also agree with your distance comment, it pisses me off when people want to be so close to work - "must be 5 or 10 min walk maximum". Pansies!! I used to travel 100 miles to work every day and 100 miles back which took over 2 hours each way - but different when you're in your own car with music and air con, etc!


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    I laughed at the pansy comment, thats a word I havent seen used for a decade or more.

    I do agree with with pretty much most of what you said then....

    We like to go sailing, and love having a seaview, did the jungle village house thing before, when we lived in the Sai Kung area, with a partial bay view, but the annoying road works there on the only road in and out of the place, started to bother us, so we dropped it like a hot rock. Nice community, but you have to question why they dig up the same sections of road 6 times a year... Cant it be fixed once using higher quality materials ?

    Having a car out here, makes life really easy, having CD tunes, climate control and immediate freedom. Lifes good.

    Last edited by Skyhook; 18-09-2007 at 06:11 PM.

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    It's not a comment I usually make but this is a public forum after all!

    I agree about Sai Kung, I love the place but again could not live there either, mainly due to limited transport and as you mentioned constant road works. Still drive down there often and have looked at places there many times, the same with Clearwater Bay. But never could get myself to go.....

    I think overall it's so easy to get around, we all love where we live for various reasons and if there is something you really love to do, like sailing, it's pretty easy to go from anywhere. Everything else is purely down to personal preference.


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