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    Expat areas near San Tin?

    My ex has decided to put a spanner in the works legally and so we may lose the school place we have on hold...

    Can anyone advise of good expat areas in the North? Ideally we still want a house with a garden as we've got a medium/large dog. I liked Clearwater Bay area, but now we need to consider attending a different British international school.

    We have a housing budget/utilities paid by the employer.

    TIA


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    which international school is in ornear san tin? shenzhen intl school?


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    There are no expat areas in the north. You could argue there are no expat areas anywhere in HK (although certainly there are areas on the Island where a higher proportion of expats like to live).

    Oh and San Tin is going to become a very large construction site over the next decade as they build the Northern Metropolis, so there's also that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aquaman:
    which international school is in ornear san tin? shenzhen intl school?
    he mentions British as well. I guess Harrow is the closest to San Tin, although still no idea why he is thinking of living there and not somewhere close to the school.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FrancisX:
    There are no expat areas in the north.
    Hong Lok Yuen.
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    As well as Harrow, there's also ICHK on the eastern side of the New Territories.

    The Gold Coast development is not dog-friendly, but there are nearby village areas and an increasing number of other developments in that area. Expats are definitely a small minority no matter where you want to live in NT north.
    Further east there are places like Fairview Park and Hong Lok Yuen, and I assume other village areas that are not anti-expat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FrancisX:
    he mentions British as well. I guess Harrow is the closest to San Tin, although still no idea why he is thinking of living there and not somewhere close to the school.
    *she

    Also, I didn’t say we wanted to live IN San Tin, I just asked what expat areas were near - of course it will be centred around whichever British Intl school we can get into.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emx:
    Hong Lok Yuen.
    not an expat area

    expat area means at least 10% of expats

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    Mid-Levels, Sheung Wan, Kennedy Town, Wan Chai (if you're single & mingling so definitely not for you).

    In Kowloon maybe small pockets of Kowloon Tong. Some of the big developments around TST.

    NT - Gold Coast maybe.

    Discovery Bay of course.

    Of course predominantly Hong Kong people in all but English widely spoken & Western restaurants & nicer grocery stores.

    That's about it. Just to give you perspective.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NewExpatLife:
    My ex has decided to put a spanner in the works legally and so we may lose the school place we have on hold...

    Can anyone advise of good expat areas in the North? Ideally we still want a house with a garden as we've got a medium/large dog. I liked Clearwater Bay area, but now we need to consider attending a different British international school.

    We have a housing budget/utilities paid by the employer.

    TIA
    Personally, I think Hong Lok Yuen is probably going to be your closest fit re housing size/style etc if you liked Clearwater Bay and its residential compound villa arrangement.

    You can usually get a house with its own fenced yard and carport for one or two cars. Plus they have their own shuttle bus, tennis clubhouse and a supermarket at the entrance of the site.

    So, Harrow school will be your likely choice.

    HLY is definitely more what you're after lifestyle and housing configuration style wise ( spacious ).

    Fairview Park isn't going to work as you'll be shopping in Yuen Long which will be great if you really like VERY crowded noisy streets. My inlaws all live in Fairview Park and YL, which is certainly a better experience if you can understand Cantonese but it will still be a bit of an eye opener for the uninitiated lol for a long term HK expat not so much especially if you're married to a local family, making it a bit easier.

    Personally I always preferred the East NT, enjoyed living in a (renovated by me ) 2100ft2 5 bedroom home with two included car spaces with front terrace and back yard. Makes Hong Kong family life so much more enjoyable when the family has residential indoor and outdoor space to get a break during one's off time.
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