Dalian Accommodation

What are the top factors to keep in mind when searching for a place to live in your city?

Proximity to amenities such as supermarkets - along with safety and security - are big concerns.

In addition, many want to be close to a local expat community, work or school. Also, check if there will be any construction in the vicinity, as work will likely take place around the clock and the noise level can be disturbing in the morning and on weekends.
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What are the most popular neighborhoods in your city for expats?

Dalian is a place where you can find natural scenes of stunning beauty, amiable climate, stylish architecture, comfortable beaches and summer tourist resorts. Along the southern coast, a road like a jade ribbon runs among the mountains and along the sea, threading through the scenic spots of Bangchui Island, Tiger Beach, Fujia Village, Baiyunshan Park, and Xinghai Park. To the southwest of the city, you will find world famous Lushunkou; Taiyanggou (Sun Valley), and Baiyu Mount (White Jade Mount) and natural wonders such as the Snake Island and the Sea Cat Island. To the north of the city, there is the Golden Pebble Beach Holiday Resort, where one can see typical sea-corroded landscape and landform of coastal cast, and the Almighty's master piece - the unique "turtle-shell rocks." In Dalian there is also the Bingyu Valley's scenery attractions in the north of the Zhuanghe city, which boasts soothing green mountains and clear rivers.
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Do expats tend to buy or rent their homes?

The majority rent, but there are a few who buy for long-term owner occupation or for investment.
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Typically, will I be required to pay additional money up front (such as a deposit) before moving into leased housing? If so, how much is common?

You'll normally pay a deposit equal to one or two months' rent, depending on negotiations.
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Are utilities generally included in the price of rent, or are they extra?

Normally, utilities are excluded. However, some serviced apartments include utilities in the rental.
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Are there special security concerns I should be aware of in regards to my home or choice of neighborhood?

To avoid communication problems, many expats avoid staying in local Chinese developments. Living among other expats also makes it easier to avoid standing out alone as a foreigner.
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I’m not sure if I should bring my appliances. What is the electric current, Hz and plug shape in your city?

The electric current in China is 220 volts. The electrical Hertz (Hz) is 50.

The "official" plug type is like Type A, but slightly shorter and without holes in blades. Type "A" and

"I" outlets are common and Type "G" might also be found.

Below are examples of the types of plugs that are used in China:

Type A - flat blade attachment plug

Type I - Oblique flat blades with ground (inverted V)

Type G - Rectangular blade plug

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Do you have any other accommodation information that might help me?

Contact Crown Dalian to arrange a home search.
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