Living in Happy Valley
Happy Valley enjoys a village-style atmosphere at the base of several steep winding roads. It’s minutes from main business and shopping districts and yet is known for being offering a peaceful respite from its nearby, more high-density neighbours.
Properties: a mix of mid-to-high-rise, older and ultra-modern apartments with amenities and of varying sizes is prevalent.
Amenities: the commercial streets are a hot spot for international and local restaurants, day spas, gourmet food and speciality stores, mostly at ground level, adding to the village atmosphere. The famous Happy Valley Racecourse is a centre point for the area, as is the popular Hong Kong Football Club.
Transport: if you’re not in a hurry, Happy Valley tram terminus allows a relaxed ride to Central in about 30 minutes. A cab ride will get you there in five to 10 minutes. Walking to Causeway Bay takes about 10 minutes from downtown Happy Valley. There are plenty of cabs and buses available to hail throughout the area.
Perks: close to all main business areas, with the shopping and dining mecca of Causeway Bay on its doorstep. It’s only a few minutes by cab to hiking trails and, being surrounded by hills, a green aspect is common.