Lifestyle

A slice of heaven in Kennedy Town

Kennedy Town wasn’t always what it is today. Since the extension of the Island Line and the operation of Kennedy Town MTR station, Kennedy Town has seen a regeneration boost in the last few years. Sitting on the western end of Hong Kong Island and with a plethora of brunch spots, string of good schools and relaxed scenic environment, Kennedy Town has captured the hearts of many local residents and expatriates to move into the eclectic yet quaint area.

Transport


Kennedy Town Station

Kennedy Town’s convenient transport connection to the rest of Hong Kong has given the area a big advantage and has seen a 360-degree turn around for the area. Due to the extension of the Island Line and opening of the Kennedy Town MTR Station in 2014, it has propelled Kennedy Town forward as one of the most sought-after areas to live in. Southside districts are within a 15-minute train ride and is only five stations away from the hustle and bustle of Central. Previous to the accessibility of the MTR station, trams, buses and minibuses mostly served Kennedy Town.

Schools


The University of Hong Kong

For families with children living in Kennedy Town, the area offers plenty of education options – Many local and international schools are located here. The string of schools includes Woodlands Pre-School, ESF’s Kennedy School, The Harbour School (Harbour Village campus), as well as the student villages of the prestigious The University of Hong Kong.

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Foodie haven


Restaurant

In the space of a few years, Kennedy Town has seen an influx of restaurants opening in the area. From fine dining and brunch spots to cafes and bars, its collection of F&B outlets have made Kennedy Town a foodie haven. Many big restaurant chains, as well as independent outlets, have moved into Kennedy Town to capitalise on the regeneration of the district giving the area its colourful restaurant scene – expect fusion flavours, alfresco dining and waterfront views. Family-favourite Jaspas from Castelo Concepts occupies a large space on Catchick Street to provide diners outdoor dining while Australian-owned Little Creatures offers guests quality craft beers in spacious surroundings. Brunch options include Butcher and Baker Café, Tivo and Praya Waterside Eatery. Besides the newly popped up restaurants, you can find the taste of local food that remains at Smithfield Market and Cooked Food Centre on 2 Rock Hill Street.

Leisure facilities


Kennedy Town Swimming Pool

From outdoor to indoor activities, Kennedy Town is packed with leisure facilities for both the young and the elderly. Enjoy the great outdoors at Kennedy Town’s Belcher Bay Park. With a large playground, spacious grassy areas and jogging and fitness trails, it is perfect for family days out. The Kennedy Town Swimming Pool has both indoor (open during November to March) and outdoor (April to October) pools with the latter offering great views of Victoria Harbour. Plus, there are training pools and a jacuzzi. As for indoor activities, you'll find Smithfield Sports Centre, FunZone and the Kennedy Town Public Library.

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