Well if OP has to own a car and stay that far away from Aberdeen, would the Ma On Shan developments like Double Cove be better to stay at, while commuting via MTR to Kowloon Tong still be relatively convenient?
I imagine it would be much easier on the two kids, as well as create fewer dependency issues for transport to the MTR.
Personally Iâ€™d prefer to stay closer, but maybe best OP clarify what he means by â€œavoid living in the cityâ€ while, I paraphrase, â€œnot minding not drivingâ€.
There was more than one hint that the budget is less an issue than fulfilling the criteria anyway, so maybe the other posters suggesting Kowloon Tong were on the money.
Best thing when relocating is take a look at a map of Hong Kong. Mark where your office is and also where your children' future school is. Then you get an idea of where to look for accommodation. Using Google Maps, you can zoom into look at the nearest public transport links. I strongly advise that you rent a serviced apartment first or hotel nearby and look for permanent accommodation once you arrive, NOT before of beware of some unpleasant surprises. If you are really nervous, Crown and Santa Fe have people to help you find accomodation ( a friend of mine did this for Crown) .
I live in Pokfulam Road, quite near to Queen Mary Hospital, there are many apartment complex along this road, if u go to aberdeen by taxi, its around 10 mins, there are many bus and mini bus going to Aberdeen! It is also about 10 mins by car if u go to central! You can check out YY mansion, 96 pokfulam Road, or along this road!
There are tons of bus and mini bus going to different area too!