Lying between Kowloon City and Sham Shui Po districts, and spreading towards Ho Man Tin and Yau Yat Chuen, Kowloon Tong is one of Kowloon’s most prestigious residential areas. Its tree-lined streets have been popular among both middle and upper classes since the hey-day of the colonial era, when many wealthy British families chose to live in the quiet neighborhood. Until recently, grand, single-family detached homes were the norm, with the most expensive houses – and homes of many celebrities and billionaires – located along Oxford Road, La Salle Road, York Road and Kadoorie Avenue. Larger residential complexes are now on the rise, but demand for standalone homes continues to grow, with numbers now comparable to that on The Peak. International schools are plentiful here, as are dance, music and martial-arts academies. Quality shopping and transportation are also readily available.