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  1. #101

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    Slightly off your criteria (missing the MTR station) is Gold Coast Residences in Gold Coast.
    Very good on outdoor space and greenery; also next to a beach and mountains with hiking and mountain biking; not new estate but excellent facilities. They also do (or did, you would need to check) serviced apartments so it may be possible to stay for a month and "check it out" as it were.
    There is a resident bus (i.e. a scheduled, direct, door-to-door bus) to Olympic on the morning (weekdays only; 5 per morning) and back again in the evening (again, 5 buses). Take about 20-25 minutes.

    Totally different ambiance to Tung Chung - some people love it (I live in this area); some hate it; worth checking out though for quality of life.

    (Just an FYI - MTR not essential. The bus network in general (not just talking about resident buses here) is second to none).


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    20 to 25 min on bus or MTR , or 20 to 25 min from your sofa to your desk?

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    Thanks @HK Katherine. Forgot to add to my criteria kindergarten/ primary schools! Any decent schools around GC area?


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    20 to 25 on Bus or MTR, and less than 40 mins sofa to desk?


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    Then I suggest to go for Tung Chung. Should be 40 to 45 min one way. Cannot comment on schools though.


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    Enjoy HSBC Glad you are thinking to do the pre-trip now - it should save you a lot of hassle if you can narrow down the areas you can stomach. A school for your four year old should be an important factor is choosing where to live too.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Islmvp25

    Are there any other locations worth considering within 20-25 mins away from Olympic within the 20k range for a 3 bed? Main criteria for us is somewhere with a bit of space outdoors, Greenery, MTR station nearby and ideally a new estate/development with facilities.

    Thanks once again..
    i really like the Tsuen Wan West area. TWW MTR is real quick to Olympic - just one change in Nam Cheong and, frankly, on a nice day you can just walk from Nam Cheong to Olympic, it's not that far. You're close to the mountains but there's also a waterfront that's lively and fun.
    I don't know what the rents are for the newer buildings around there. I stayed in a development called Riviera Gardens, which is old and kinda depressing, though also quite cheap.

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    Not sure about the school situation there, but you can consider Ma Wan Island ("Park Island"). Not expensive, nice, really nice facilities, and for little kids good opportunities at your door step to experience nature. Can take bus to Tsing Yi then direct mtr.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Islmvp25
    Thanks @HK Katherine. Forgot to add to my criteria kindergarten/ primary schools! Any decent schools around GC area?
    Definitely kindergarten - one at the country club and another has a bunch of kids go off in a little bus I see each morning. I think another bus is to a primary school but not sure (don't have kids). I have friends with kids who live in GC though and they both go to school somewhere local.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Islmvp25
    Thanks @HK Katherine. Forgot to add to my criteria kindergarten/ primary schools! Any decent schools around GC area?
    Harrow and there is a new British curriculum school called Mount Kelly opening this year.