I just moved to HK and have been looking for a place to live. I have a 1.5yr old baby and my husband works around Central area.
I looked around some apartments in Mid-level and Kawloon. All the apartments in Mid-level got pretty good quality and I liked the aspect of being close to the center of HK and probably there would be many playgroups, etc... for babies/kids, which gives a lot of opportunities to make new friends. But I feel that going out with a baby stroller would be a bit challenging and I didn't see any good supermarkets/stores around there. Planning to hire a helper but still I would like to do some grocery and shopping from time to time.
On the otherside, in Kawloon there is a quality apartment w/shopping mall. Though, maybe it's a bit far from expat community...and maybe more polluted?! Also, it seems like all the good hospitals are in HK side, which means that if it's an emergency, maybe cannot wait till getting there...
Would anyone pls advise me on pros/cons of living in Mid-level or Kawloon for a family with a baby? Which area would you recommend?
Thanks a lot!!