Chung Hom Kok and Stanley are a 5 minute drive apart and are located on the south side of Hong Kong Island. While Chung Hom Kok is less crowded than Stanley, both areas are very low density and consist mainly of townhouses and a few low-rise apartment blocks. The commuting time to Central varies between 30 and 45 minutes. Housing: Most of the townhouses in Chung Hom Kok and Stanley have sea views and private outdoor areas. Apartments are mostly in low-rise buildings, and are generally spacious in nature. There is a mixture of colonial and modern buildings. Chung Hom Kok’s properties usually come with higher price tags than those in Stanley, with increased privacy attracting an additional premium. Schools: The Hong Kong International School (HKIS) primary and secondary school campuses are nearby - in Repulse Bay and Tai Tam respectively. HKIS follows the American curriculum. There are many international kindergartens in nearby districts, and Montessori Nursery has one of its branches in Stanley. Highlights: Chung Hom Kok has a dry-cleaning facility, doctors’ surgery and supermarket, but most residents prefer to shop in Stanley, where there is a large plaza with numerous shops and many services. Stanley is well known for its clothing and souvenir market, as well as its seaside restaurants. Being a popular tourist site, Stanley can get very busy during peak seasons. Stanley has managed to retain its old village charm and is largely a self-contained community. Murray House is one of Hong Kong’s oldest surviving public buildings and was relocated from Central to its current position in Stanley. The Stanley International Dragon Boat Championship takes place at Stanley Main Beach around June every year, with many corporate teams taking part in the cultural sporting event.