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Life’s a Beach For Families and Cross Border Commuters in Tuen Mun

Living space and natural beauty matched with the appeal of country homes


The relaxed vibe of Tuen Mun in the New Territories is fast becoming an attractive alternative to the hustle and bustle of Hong Kong Island. Nestled within commuting distance of Shenzhen and the airport, Tuen Mun has been transformed into a residential area with a mix of luxury, seaview properties, and affordable, low-density housing.

"Property in Tuen Mun is competitively priced, good value for money, and it's an ideal location for cross-border commuters," notes Stella Abraham , Head of Residential Leasing and Relocation, JLL Hong Kong.

Tuen Mun offers an appealing resort lifestyle just 40 minutes from Central; and doubles as a de facto weekend countryside and beach getaway for the many residents who commute daily across the border to spend long hours at work in Shenzhen.

Harrow International School, the boarding-and-day school for children from kindergarten to age 18 set on a 9-acre site in the hills, opened in 2012. A new campus for the Mount Kelly International School is also set to open in the area in the next couple of years.

"Many Western and mainland Chinese families have moved out to Tuen Mun because they want to be near Harrow, while the airport shuttle bus is a big pull for Cathay and Dragonair pilots," explains Eliette Rosich, an independent residential consultant.

On the weekend Tuen Mun offers French-themed arts and crafts stalls and variety of international restaurants. The neighbourhood also has its own shopping centre, featuring popular high street brands, meaning residents need not venture over on the MTR to Central for a spot of shopping.

Natural attractions include Golden Beach, winding trails in the rolling hills, bamboo forests, and a sprawling countryside dotted with coconut trees and flowers. The MacLehose Trail, recently voted one of the top 10 hiking trails in the world by National Geographic, stretches 100 km to Sai Kung; and the horse riding school nearby is Hong Kong's largest.

Among the newest options for those craving this laid back lifestyle is Manhattan Group's luxury development, The Drake at 1 Tsing Lung Road in Siu Lam, which features three- to four-bedroom apartments and duplexes, as well as four- to five-bedroom garden and rooftop terrace villas. The residents' clubhouse is equipped with a 25 metre indoor pool, gym, children's play area, and multi-function room.

Offering a lifestyle such as this, it is little wonder government research indicates half of Hong Kong will live in the New Territories by 2024.

For more information about making Tuen Mun your home, visit our Residential Leasing services page, or contact Stella Abraham .

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