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Things to know before moving into Causeway Bay

Causeway Bay

As the retail market enters a down cycle, Causeway Bay's secondary residential property market remains robust. James Ho, assistant district manager of Ricacorp Properties, says: “Causeway Bay has a lot of 40-plus-year-old buildings with large units, high efficiency rate and excellent quality, plus the area is located in the heart of Hong Kong. Therefore homeowners can hold their properties with confidence.” This explains why Causeway Bay real estate boasts good downturn resistance. On the other hand, with dining outlets, entertainment venues, and art and cultural spaces aplenty, it is an ideal neighbourhood for expat families to experience the vibrant allure of Hong Kong.

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Efficiency and Maintenance

Boasting a high efficiency rate of over 85%, Causeway Bay's residential buildings average at 40 to 50 years old, making large window ledges and bizarre layouts unlikely. However, do pay attention to the age and potentially problematic pipes when you are considering buying second-hand properties in the area.

Light and Noise Pollution

Causeway Bay is the definition of hustle and bustle with bright lights and loud noises from the shops at most hours of the day. Those looking for a quieter neighbourhood should look for estates in the nearby Happy Valley.

School Net

The area’s primary school net is No. 12, which includes S.K.H. St. James' Primary School, St. Paul's Convent School (Primary Section), HK True Light Middle School (Primary Section), and Hennessy Road Government Primary School. Its secondary school net belongs to Wan Chai district, which has Wah Yan College, Sheng Kung Hui Tang Shiu Kin Secondary School, and True Light Middle School of Hong Kong.

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