Yes Hong Kong transport is good, and if you have a car you can get to school a whole lot quicker. But really, when it comes to selecting your home it helps to live within your school catchment area. Reduced travel time helps the environment and means your kids get more sleep, reducing (hopefully) the amount of temper tantrums!
Head up the hill from Mid-Levels and you can find both apartments and standalone houses, situated close to scenic walks, the Peak Tower and Peak Galleria retail centres and an international primary school. High on the hillside, The Peak is a sanctuary from busy city life
Schools Include: German Swiss International School (Through School), Peak School (Primary – ESF), Highgate House School (Pre-School – Steiner Waldorf), Woodland Pre-School (Pre-School – London Alliance)
Mid-Levels Central offers the largest apartments, with good amenities and regular shuttle buses down to the city’s bustling centre. Meanwhile, Mid-Levels East’s proximity to Hong Kong Park and several international schools makes it a good choice for families.
Schools Include: Glenealy (Primary – ESF), Island School (Secondary – ESF), International Montessori School (Foundation and Casa dei Bambini), Bradbury (Primary – ESF) Woodland Montessori Pre-School, Island Christian Academy (Primary), Small World Christian Kindergarten, ESF International Kindergarten, Hillside
Families looking for property in the area can choose from spacious high-rise apartments or low-rise beach houses with private gardens and rooftop terraces. The Piazza offers a range of international eateries , miles of hiking trails and Hong Kong’s largest horse riding school are just minutes away!
Among the newest options for those who are looking for a laid back lifestyle is Manhattan Group’s luxury development, The Drake at 1 Tsing Lung Road in Siu Lam, which features three- to four-bedroom apartments and duplexes, as well as four- to five-bedroom garden and rooftop terrace villas. The residents’ clubhouse is equipped with a 25 metre indoor pool, gym, children’s play area, and multi-function room.
Schools Include: Harrow International School
We are very fortunate to have an in-house schooling consultant at JLL, Hilary Ng (read her interview here), who can assist you in school viewings, applications and help you place your children into a school to suit your family needs. Do get in touch if you need any advice!
Enjoy the rest of the week,