Ma On Shan administratively belongs to the Sha Tin District. According to the 2011 Population Census done by the government, the district has around 443150 people, while there are more than 20 million people who live in Ma On Shan. Despite of the population density within the region, the decent neighboring suburbs and the beautiful scenery around the district are attractive to renters who seek quality of living environment.
Ma On Shan, which is under School Net 89, has numerous religious primary schools. There are 11 primary schools in the area, most of them are popular among parents and students. The region has around 44 secondary schools, some of which are well known such as Sha Tin Pui Ying School.
Minibus and bus are the main public transportation for the residents in the early Ma On Shan. The accessibility of the area is greatly improved with the introduction of Ma On Shan MTR Station. Residents can take the Ma On Shan Line to Sha Tin within 25 minutes. Relatively speaking, it is quite inconvenient for the white -collar workers to travel the district to the business core area such as Central and Causeway Bay. However, the problem will be fixed when the Sha Tin to Central Link expansion is completed in 2020.
Leisure & Entertainment
Next to the Ma On Shan MTR Station, it is the cluster of one - stop entertainment and leisure place, where you can find large shopping malls, waterfront promenade, stadiums, swimming pools, public libraries and so on, making the place cozy and enjoyable. On Sunday, you are advised to go to Ma On Shan Park to spend a good time with family members. Or you may want to go hiking along the Ma On Shan Country Trail.
Next to the Ma On Shan Station, Sunshine City Shopping Plaza provides all kinds of goods and you can find a lot of dining places to go. As the second largest promenade in Sha Tin District, Ma On Shan Promenade is a good place for residents to get relaxed after works.
The area attracts younger and newly formed family. As the region provides a diverse entertainment options and beautiful natural living environment, it fits the needs of a younger generation.
Average Ma On Shan Rent*
Among all the housing choice in Ma On Shan, there are more rural housing available for renters. 700 sq. ft. unit asks for a monthly rental price at HK$16,000, it costs HK$23 per square ft. For a more spacious option, the monthly rent is HK$26,000 for a 1400 sq ft unit.
*Based on rental of Ma On Shan properties listed on Poynta
Future Planning in Ma On Shan
The Sha Tin to Central Link project, which is going to be completed in 2020, will benefit Ma On Shan, connecting Tai Wai to Admiralty, increasing the convenience of the district. Therefore, it is believed that the rental price of the region will surge due to this project. More opportunities and challenges will be brought to Ma On Shan accordingly.
The community has a full range of living and entertainment supports for the residents. People who are fond of comfortable and relaxing living environment are suggested to rent apartment in Ma On Shan. It is still questionable if more development will harm the ecological area of the district.