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Living Happy in Happy Valley

Located on Hong Kong Island, Happy Valley is a low-density residential area that has a tranquil atmosphere with the hustle and bustle of Hong Kong’s city life sprinkled in certain parts. Even though the area has limited options for public transport as it’s not (yet) connected by the MTR system, there are buses and trams that connect you to the rest of the city. The district has a strong school network, a variety of family-friendly facilities and is home to several iconic attractions. Happy Valley is a popular place for Hong Kong natives as well as expatriates, making a name for itself over the years and becoming a hot spot for families.

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F&B

The Happy Valley area has a colourful restaurant scene and is thriving with international restaurants and watering holes. It gives Happy Valley residents plenty of options for a weekend brunch or post sporting session drinks. As a family favourite and loved for its brunch options, you can find Classified on Yuk Sau Street in Happy Valley. With a French bistro vibe, Saint Germain’s menu has a range of traditional French dishes, plus a dedicated kids’ menu. The restaurant sports a long bar stool for those popping in for a quick drink as well as small tables for a sit down meal. Otherwise, head to Castelo Concept-owned Sing Woo Road Bar and Grill that serves up western classics with an Asian twist. 


Sing Woo Road Bar and Grill

School network

What makes Happy Valley one of Hong Kong’s most popular options for families is its strong school network. From playgroups and preschools to international schools, the area is scattered with great choices for children's' schooling. On the list are Woodlands Pre- School, St. Paul’s Primary Catholic School, Hong Kong Japanese School and French International School’s secondary school campus on Blue Pool Road. 


School network

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Happy Valley Racecourse

One of two racecourses in Hong Kong for horse racing, the Happy Valley Racecourse is one of the highlights of the area and is surrounded by Wong Nai Chung Gap Road and Morrison Hill Road. Owned by the Hong Kong Jockey Club, the racecourse was built in 1845 to accommodate horse racing for the British community with the first race taking place in 1846. As horse racing became more popular amongst the Chinese, Happy Valley Racecourse started to attract more members and the area increased its leisure facilities such as football, hockey and rugby fields. Seating up to 55,000 people and open to members and the public, races take place every Wednesday night, attracting racing enthusiasts, Happy Valley residents and has become a tourist attraction for out-of-towners.


Happy Valley Racecourse


Happy Valley Racecourse

Hong Kong Football Club 

Private members’ club The Hong Kong Football Club has over a hundred-year history representing the origins and passion of rugby football. With over 3,300 members, families living in Happy Valley and the surrounding area have made the Hong Kong Football Club one of their top family day out venues. Besides football, the club also has a variety of leisure facilities, entertainment and food and beverage options. The club also boasts arenas and pitches to host top international sporting events. 

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