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Top 5 Selling House Estates in Kowloon



Are you looking to buy a housing estate that is right and suitable for everyone in the family? Somewhere that doesn’t put stress on your daily commute, has proper selection of schools for your children, and offers convenience when it comes to running daily shopping and errands.

Basically, a neighborhood where you can live in for years without the trouble of moving constantly due to changing needs.

Here are the top 5 selling housing estates in Kowloon and why they are so popular.

 

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Mei Foo Sun Chuen

Consisting of 8 phases, Mei Foo Sun Chuen can accommodate around 70,000 to 80,000 people in 13,500 apartment units. Located above the Mei Foo MTR station in Lai Chi Kok, the housing estate offers units ranging from 600 to 1,800 sq. ft. in size, with at least 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom.

Mei Foo Sun Chuen has medical clinics, beauty salons, newspaper kiosks, supermarkets, shopping arcades, restaurants, cafes, and food markets within its vicinity, making the area very convenient for its residents.

Mei Foo belongs to School Net 40 and the Sham Shui Po School District. Notable primary schools in the area include Lai Chi Kok Catholic Primary School, CCC Hep Woh Primary School (Cheung Sha Wan) , SKH St. Clement’s Primary School, and Cheung Sha Wan Catholic Secondary School, Holy Trinity College and CCC Ming Yin College for secondary schools.

In terms of transport, there is a major bus terminus across the street and the Mei Foo MTR station that is to the Tsuen Wan Line and West Rail Line. Alternate transport includes minibuses and taxis. The Route 8 tunnels are also nearby, providing more access to the eastern New Territories.

School Net: 40
School District: Sham Shui Po



Whampoa Garden 

Whampoa Garden covers 19 hectares and consists of 12 complexes, while 10 are for a mix of residential and commercial use and the other 2 are solely for commercial use. There are 88 blocks of residential buildings with over 10,500 units to accommodate for a population of around 40,000.

With the recent opening of the MTR Whampoa Station in October, the daily commute has become even more convenient for residents as the station is adjacent to the iconic The Whampoa, giving residents direct access to the Kwun Tong Line. For those travelling to the New Territories, there is the Hung Hom station not too far away, and there are plenty of cross-harbour buses if travelling to the Hong Kong Island.

School Net 35 and the Kowloon City School District have, amongst them, the most sought after schools on the Kowloon peninsula, and Whampoa belongs in the same neighborhood. Top tier schools in the area include Maryknoll Covent School (Primary Section) , Heep Yunn Primary School, La Salle College,Diocesan Boys’ School, Pui Ching Middle School and many more.

School Net: 35
School District: Kowloon City

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Metro Harbour View

Located in Tai Kok Tsui, Metro Harbour View consists of 10 blocks of residential buildings with over 3,500 apartment units, plus a 2-storey commercial arcade and about 1,100 car parking spaces. The apartment sizes range from 477 to 880 sq. ft. in 2-bedroom to 4-bedroom layouts with some having a bedroom suite and balcony.

The grounds of Metro Harbour View contain a 9,800 sq.m. garden podium, water fountains, 2 children playgrounds, a swimming pool and patches of lawn. As for the clubhouse, it consists of over 30 types of facilities, such as gym, bowling alley, climbing gym, sauna, a squash court, dance studio, virtual golf and many more.

Metro Harbour View is only a 10-minute walk from the MTR Olympic Station and it is served by quite a few bus and mini bus routes.

Metro Harbour View sits in School Net 32 and the Yau Tsim Mong School District, renowned schools in the area include Tai Kok Tsui Catholic Primary School (Hoi Fan Road) , Diocesan Girls’ School, Queen Elizabeth School and St. Francis Xavier’s College.

School Net: 32
School District: Yau Tsim Mong



Laguna Verde

Located in Hung Hom, Laguna Verde consists of 25 residential towers with some apartment units facing the Victoria Harbour and Lei Yue Mun

The neighborhood has a small shopping centre/office building nearby called The Laguna Mall (海逸坊), which contains quite a few tutorial centers, a convenient store, a supermarket and restaurants and cafes such as Laguna Palace, UCC Coffee Shop, McDonald's and Cafe de Coral. Another location for shopping in the area is Whampoa Garden.

The Clubhouse is equipped with a large-sized swimming pools, an indoor playground, a karaoke room, a billiards room, a squash room and 2 Table Tennis Rooms etc.

Located in the same School Net and School District as Whampoa Garden, Laguna Verde has become one of the most popular private housing estates in the area for parents with children of school age.

School Net: 35
School District: Kowloon City



Laguna City

One of the largest private housing estates in East Kowloon, Laguna City consists of 38 blocks, providing over 8,000 units, and offers an uninterrupted view of Victoria Harbour and Lei Yue Mun.

Laguna City has 3 shopping malls - Laguna Plaza, Centre de Laguna and Laguna Arcade, which include supermarkets, convenient stores, personal care stores and multiple restaurants and cafes serving Chinese, Japanese, American foods. In addition, there are 2 resident club houses, a 300,000 square feet park, children playgrounds and jogging trails, 1 pet park (located in Kwun Tong Ferry Pier Square), 5 tennis courts, 2 basketball courts and a soccer pitch.

Other shopping malls such as apm, Telford Plaza, MegaBox and EMax are within the vicinity and can be easily reached by taking a short ride on the bus, mini bus or MTR.

The neighborhood is served by MTR Lam Tin station and over 70 bus and mini bus routes, and coupled with easy access to the Kwun Tong Bypass, Eastern Harbour Crossing and Tseung Kwan O Tunnel, residents can enjoy utmost convenience when travelling to locations such as Causeway Bay, Tsim Sha Tsui, Mongkok, Kowloon City and Tseung Kwan O.

Belonging to School Net 48 and the Kwun Tong School District, notable schools in the neighborhood include SKH Tak Tin Lee Shiu Keung Primary School, Lam Tin Methodist Primary School, Sing Yin Secondary School and St. Catherine’s School For Girls.

School Net: 48
School District: Kwun Tong