Pok Fu Lam Life: Enjoying both Nature and the City Essentials at Your Doorstep

Posted: Oct 22 2019Last Updated: Oct 22 2019

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22 October 2019 - Pok Fu Lam on the western tip of Hong Kong Island is one of the city’s oldest residential areas that has always enjoyed popularity among buyers and tenants alike. Pok Fu Lam residents love the harbour-facing and/or mountain views, tranquil ambience, accessibility to many great hiking trails and the convenience of numerous types of transportation at their doorstep. Curious about the good life in Pok Fu Lam? Don’t miss out on the following guide from OKAY.com:


1. Convenience

Pok Fu Lam enjoys a comprehensive network of bus and minibus routes connecting you to Central, Causeway Bay and Wan Chai, and to the nearby MTR stations of HKU and Kennedy Town. If you fancy driving, you can be in Central in 10 minutes outside of rush hour, or about 20 minutes during busier times of the day.


Properties for rent or sale in Pokfulam

This three-bedroom, two-bathroom Fulham Garden apartment is within walking distance of both HKU and Kennedy Town MTR stations, so a stress-free commute is guaranteed. The spacious unit boasts a net area of over 1,500 square feet, including a balcony that offers a splendid mountain view. The floor-to-ceiling windows and open kitchen also ensure sufficient light and a good sense of space. The apartment is now selling at HKD34,000,000. More details are available here: Fulham Garden Gem


2. World-Class Education

Some of the world’s best educational institutions can be found in western Hong Kong Island, such as the University of Hong Kong (HKU), ranked 25th among 1,000 worldwide institutions by QS World University Rankings(1). For those seeking careers in medicine, HKU’s medical school, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, is located right in the heart of Pok Fu Lam.

International primary and secondary schools are also abundant in the area, such as ESF’s West Island School, Kennedy School and ISF Academy, while South Island School and Kellett School are only a modest distance outside of the district. As a result, Pok Fu Lam is one of the best districts for families seeking an English-speaking education for their children and young adults.


Properties for rent or sale in Pokfulam

Options such as this three-bedroom, two-bathroom Regent Palisades apartment are available for such families.  This unit offers a generous net area of more than 1,600 square feet and the privacy of a low-density complex. The windows and balcony act as a channel to a serene corner surrounded by trees and hills, a luxury few in the city enjoy. The unit is asking HKD48,000,000 or a monthly rent of HKD68,000, more details below: Regent Palisades Family Home


3. Top Medical Services

Hong Kong’s medical services are highly reputable, and many excellent public healthcare services are generally free for residents. Pok Fu Lam residents can take comfort in having several leading hospitals nearby, including Queen Mary Hospital (general care and infant specializations), the Duchess of Kent Children's Hospital at Sandy Bay (specializing in orthopedics and spinal issues), Tung Wah Group of Hospitals Fung Yiu King Hospital (specialties in elderly care) and MacLehose Medical Rehabilitation Centre (special assistance for people with disabilities and serious injuries).

Public hospitals do tend to have longer waiting periods for their services, as one might expect from a public facility.  Want to skip the queue? Private hospitals including Matilda International Hospital and Canossa Hospital are not far, and the newly constructed Gleneagles Hospital is a short distance away in Aberdeen.


Properties for rent or sale in Pokfulam

This Baguio Villa unit is only a three-minute drive from Queen Mary and comes with a terrace that is rare in the area. The nearly 1,000-square foot, two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment has a European vibe in the form of a faux fireplace, as well as access to terrific family facilities including an outdoor swimming pool, tennis court and playground. The asking price is HKD16,800,000.  Learn more about this unit in Baguio Villa


4. Nature-Bound

Lovers of nature and outdoor activities are often drawn to Pok Fu Lam given the easy access to Pok Fu Lam Country Park, one of the largest country parks on Hong Kong Island. The park is connected to multiple hiking trails, such as Pok Fu Lam Family Walk, Hong Kong’s first tree walk (built to educate the public on Hong Kong’s many species of native plants), and the first and second stages of the popular Hong Kong Trail. Parts of the trail run through the Peak and Pok Fu Lam Reservoir, stretching seven kilometres overall. Stage two in particular rewarding you with a magnificent view of the southern part of Hong Kong Island, including the Aberdeen and Ap Lei Chau area.


Properties for rent or sale in Pokfulam

This two-bedroom, one-bathroom Pokfulam Gardens unit is located near Hong Kong trail’s stage two and comes with an open harbour view. The 466-square foot apartment is newly-refurbished and its modern decor, open kitchen and breakfast nook appeals to couples and young families. The unit is for sale at HKD8,980,000. If you’re interested, find out more here: Modern Pokfulam Gardens Unit



5. Rejuvenating Views
Pok Fu Lam residents are blessed with beautiful views – either of lush green hills or of Victoria Harbour – so you can gaze out and release your daily stresses, from the comfort of your home. Depending on where you’re situated, you can enjoy a panoramic view of the South China Sea or admire the outlying islands of Lantau, Ping Chau and Cheung Chau.

Properties for rent or sale in Pokfulam

Residence Bel-Air is one of the most high-profile luxury residential developments in the area, and this three-bedroom, two-bathroom unit with a net area of nearly 1,300 square feet offers stunning ocean views and high ceilings for an extra sense of space. You can also enjoy the complex’s wide variety of five-star facilities, including a clubhouse, gymnasium, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, tennis court and shuttle bus service. This apartment is available for purchase at a recently reduced price of HKD44,000,000: Bel-Air Waterfront Beauty

In summary, being close to the Central doesn’t have to mean you live amongst the hustle and bustle of the crowd.  Pok Fu Lam residents enjoy both easy access to the city and a sense of tranquility, with top-quality education and world-class medical services nearby. The best of both worlds are here to be discovered.

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