About Mid-levels West
For professionals, this is Hong Kong’s most popular neighborhood, located on the north side of the island and about halfway up the hill from Victoria Harbour. Mid-Levels boasts an impressive range of first-class amenities including restaurants, shopping outlets, international schools, hospitals, etc. Besides good public transportation, the area also boasts the landmark, half-mile long Mid-Levels Escalator, which carries residents up the mountain in the evening – and down in the morning. The district is traditionally divided into 3 main areas: West, Central and East, all of which are within close proximity of Central and Admiralty. Properties within these sub-sections vary greatly in terms of size and price. Housing: Housing in Mid-Levels Central consists of modern high rise buildings with views of Victoria Harbour and the area’s green surroundings, as well as older low-rise & mid-rise blocks towards the back of MacDonnell Road, Bowen Road & Magazine Gap Road. Mid-Levels West is the busier section of the three, being both a retail and residential area. There is a range of colonial and new apartment blocks, and prices are generally lower than those of Mid-Levels Central and Mid-Levels East. Mid-Levels East has a lower population density, with properties largely colonial mid-rise buildings in nature. Key addresses stretch from Stubbs Road, across Wong Nai Chung Gap Road and Shiu Fai Terrace, and towards Tai Hang. Schools: Island School was the first secondary school created after the establishment of the English Schools Foundation (ESF) in Hong Kong. It is located along Borrett Road in Mid-Levels Central. Glenealy and Bradbury primary schools are both members of the ESF. They are respectively located along Hornsey Road in Mid-Levels Central, and Stubbs Road in Mid-Levels East. Carmel School is a Jewish international school located along Borrett Road. Small World Kindergarten and Woodland Pre-school are among the many English speaking kindergartens scattered across the Mid-Levels district. Highlights: Mid-Levels West is connected to Central by an 800m long escalator that runs downhill from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and uphill from 10:30 am to midnight. The restaurants and nightlife of Soho and Lan Kwai Fong in Central are in close vicinity of Mid-Levels Central and West. The Peak is easily accessible by various roads, trails and the Peak Tram. The Zoological and Botanical Gardens is located opposite Government House in the heart of Mid-Levels Central, while Hong Kong Park is located above Pacific Place in Admiralty. Both venues offer shortcuts to key business districts, with green areas and a host of wildlife that can be viewed along the way. St. John’s Cathedral on Garden Road is one of the oldest and most historical landmarks in Hong Kong. The site that it occupies is the only freehold land in Hong Kong. Canossa Hospital and The Adventist are the most notable private hospitals in the district.