Hong Kong Island
Take a tour
Redhill Peninsula 4-bedroom house
Take a look at a typical Southside townhouse
More information and photos
(Shouson Hill, Deepwater Bay, Repulse Bay, South Bay, Chung Hom Kok, Stanley, Tai Tam)
Dotted around the Island's picturesque southern coastline, these locations are collectively referred to as the “Southside”. Properties here are generally less affected by mist or humidity and benefit from cooling sea breezes during summer.
In addition to an excellent choice of well-appointed highrise developments, there is also a wide range of townhouse complexes and lowrise apartments. Southside living features a more relaxed, outdoor lifestyle, away from the hustle and bustle of the more densely populated Midlevels, often with delightful views of the South China Sea and vibrant lush green tropical landscapes. Travel time from Central is approximately 30-45 minutes.
Since there are no MTR services to these subdistricts, many residents will own a car, and most Southside homes are provided with a car parking space. However, the majority of these locations are well served with public transport in the form of double-decker buses and mini-buses. The more luxurious and larger developments also offer in-house shuttle bus services to the main Southside retail centres and the Central business district for their tenants.
The Aberdeen tunnel connects Southside to Happy Valley and provides shorter travelling times to the business districts of Central and Causeway Bay than the older narrow winding road over the spine of the Island. The subdistricts of Shouson Hill and Deepwater Bay lie close to the tunnel entrance and are conveniently located for easy access to The Country Club, Ocean Park, Deepwater Bay Golf Club, and the Aberdeen boat clubs and marinas.
Repulse Bay, popular for its beaches and outdoor lifestyle, offers the greatest concentration of luxurious highrise developments provided with 5-star clubhouse facilities. These are popular homes for expat families, especially for Americans, due to the location of many well-established schools such as the American International Schools in Repulse Bay and Tai Tam, adjacent to the prestigious Redhill Peninsula development.
Stanley’s famous market, with its maze of alleyways full of colourful Chinese ornaments and antiques, makes it a popular shopping destination for tourists and weekend visitors. Also providing easy access to beaches and a wide choice of restaurants, many of which offer alfresco dining, Stanley’s retail centre has been upgraded in an attempt to attract more upmarket businesses, but it still maintains its funky village atmosphere. Access to Stanley has recently been improved with the opening of a new road connection from Chung Hom Kok.
Copyright © 2008-2011 Hongkong Select Homes