Hong Kong, often known as the Pearl of the Orient, has been a popular place for expats. Besides the typical image as a vibrant and busy metropolis, three-quarters of this tiny city is countryside and is easily accessible to the seaside and hills. Here are 5 cool neighbourhoods you may want to consider if you’re moving to Hong Kong, offering a laid-back lifestyle. 1. Sai Kung Sai Kung is a small peninsula located at the east of Hong Kong. Surrounded by mountains and the sea, if you’re a fan of hiking or water sports then Sai Kung is for you. It is a 20-minute minibus-ride away from the closest Mass Transit Railway (MTR) station so it’s distanced away from the city center but not too isolated. Although it is a small neighbourhood, it still has great transport, shops, bars and restaurants, not to mention fresh seafood by the pier! 2. Discovery Bay Discovery Bay is a very pet and family friendly spacious resort town on Lantau Island Hong Kong. It consists of nice beaches, private golf courses, two shopping malls (with an ice rink in one of them) and even international schools. Discovery Bay is a ‘non-automobile’ area, keeping the air clean and a quiet and laid-back environment for residents to live in. But don’t worry, you can easily commute around the 6.5 km2 of land with golf carts or bicycle! 3. Cheung Chau Being one of Hong Kong’s oldest inhabited islands, Cheung Chau is a unique tombolo with great history and culture. Best known for celebrating the Bun Festival – a tradition to drive away plague and appease the angry gods, Cheung Chau retained a lot of the old Hong Kong fishing village sentiments as well as roadside stalls with savoring local snacks. If you prefer a simple and close community and are interested with Hong Kong’s culture, Cheung Chau is for you! 4. Repulse Bay Looking for a luxurious beachside residence? Repulse Bay might be your choice. Bounded by beaches graded with highest water quality grade, Repulse Bay is a prestigious and relaxed neighbourhood surrounded with nature beauty. There are also shops and restaurants selling goods and cuisines from all over the world, providing great comfort and convenience for you to settle yourself in this new city. 5. Stanley Close yet isolated from Hong Kong’s city center is a lovely neighbourhood named Stanley. Not only is it home to a couple of great beaches and the renowned Stanley market, there are also a lot of great bars and pubs along the waterfront where you can sit and enjoy the sunset with a beer in your hands. Unlike other places in Hong Kong, Stanley maintained a really low building height and density. If a hectic city lifestyle is not for you, the slow paced and relaxing one in Stanley might be a good choice! Of course, here are just a few suggestions out of the many diverse neighborhoods in Hong Kong. In Crown, we thrive to help customers find their best new home. Get in touch with one of our experts now to learn more!