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Kowloon Station - The Arch
Rent: $48,000Size: 1157 sq. ft.
Saleable Area: 926 sq. ft.
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Kowloon Station - The Waterfront
Rent: $43,000Size: 1210 sq. ft.
Saleable Area: 933 sq. ft.
Kowloon Station is an MTR-station and neighbourhood located on the southwestern coast of Tau Tsim Mong district, Kowloon Peninsula. The area is home to many high-class condos. The Waterfront, Sorrento, The HarbourSide, The Arch, The Cullinan, etc.—a series of residential skyscrapers with serviced apartments can be found here. Compared with other areas, the buildings and facilities here are relatively new. Combine all of these factors, and it’s no surprise the area is popular with expat families.
For families with school-age children, this is a great area. There are 2 kindergartens, Parkview International and Yan Oi Tong Chan Cheng Yuk Yee, in this neigbourhood. Furthermore, the area features easy access to school buses from famous international schools.
Kowloon Station is part of the Tung Chung line and Airport Express line. Central is only one station away from here. A direct ride to the airport is provided by the Airport Express. Passengers can complete their pre-flight check-in with their luggage before riding the train. A 21-minute-ride without bulk luggage can spare some time and energy.
There are also buses and minibuses running for Tsim Sha Tsui, Hung Hum. You can also find buses which go to most parts of Hong Kong Island outside the West Harbour Tunnel (right next to the Elements). If you need to go to China mainland, direct access to Shenzhen and Shenzhen Airport can be made using cross-border buses from the Elements.
The Kowloon Station itself is connected to Austin Station on the West Rail Line via footbridges. In the future, the station will be connected to West Kowloon Terminus of the Guangzhou–Shenzhen–Hong Kong Express Rail Link Hong Kong section.
Shops & Restaurants
The Elements, which is located underneath the residential buildings, is filled with luxury brand shops. There is also a supermarket and plenty of restaurant options. You may also find more options at Union Square on the roof of The Elements. There are restaurants in an outdoor terrace where you can see how the tourists, people working in ICC, and families living nearby enjoy their living. Some high-end restaurants can be found in ICC, The Ritz-Carlton, and W hotel, too.
Leisure & Entertainment
For leisure & entertainment, there is a skate rink and a movie theatre in Elements, and on the roof there is even a playground and basketball court. On the south side of the area, the Western Kowloon Promenade allows you to overlook Western Hong Kong Island. A walk or cycling with family on weekend on the promenade is a great way to spend an afternoon. If you want to see get a wider view of Hong Kong, please try the observatory deck on the top of the ICC, the tallest building in Hong Kong, but keep in mind that it is quite popular with tourists.
The area attracts
Many well-to-do expats who work in ICC or Central live in this area with their families. Some of them are professionals who need to travel a lot, while there is also a high percentage of families that have small children.
Average prices*: renting flats in Kowloon Station
The market tells us the rent for a 2-bedroom-flat is about $27,000 while a 3-room cost $32,000. There are many flats that provide a view of Victoria Harbour. The rent is relatively higher than nearby neighbourhoods like Jordan and Olympic.
*Based on rental prices of properties listed on POYNTA
Future Planning in Kowloon Station
Construction of the high-speed railway station, one of the major infrastructure projects, has been delayed, but it is likely to be completed in 2018. When that opens, the train will be able to reach Guangzhou in 48 minutes—cutting the journey by half. Furthermore, a direct ride to 16 mainland cities will become possible. The train can take you to Shanghai in 8 hours, and to Beijing in 10 hours.
West Kowloon Cultural District
In the West Kowloon Cultural District, Museums and theatres are under construction. Most are scheduled to open in 2018. In the near future the Kowloon Station area will become the hub of culture, transportation, and business for Hong Kong.