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HONG KONG

You’re Home in Ho Man Tin

Schools and comprehensive transportation network make this family-orientated neighbourhood attractive


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Ho Man Tin has a vibrant international history as home to Portuguese, Indian and Chinese communities. The Kowloon neighbourhood's characteristics create a melting pot, where East meets West. 

For families, the district is home to prestigious school network 34, which includes the Australian, American and Yew Chung International Schools, as well as English Schools Foundation (ESF) favourites, Kowloon Junior School and King George V School. The area's education options are also expanding: Stamford American School is due to open in the centre of Ho Man Tin in September 2017.

Lots of transport options, including four MTR stations, also make it a convenient spot for commuters. With more multi-national companies decentralizing their offices to Kowloon East—and Citibank and Manulife even buying up their own office buildings in Kwun Tong—Ho Man Tin is increasingly attractive to executives wanting to live close to work. Professionals with jobs in Shenzhen, but who prefer Hong Kong's lifestyle and living standards, can travel from the Mong Kok East MTR station to the Lo Wu and Lok Ma Chau border crossings in about one hour.

The Argyle is just one example that the revitalisation of Ho Man Tin's residential areas is in full swing, to cope with renewed residential demand. The impressive new development is the brainchild of The Manhattan Group, best known for luxury Tai Tam residence, The Manhattan.

Located at the quieter end of Argyle Street, where Ho Man Tin meets the buzz and excitement of Mong Kok, The Argyle has 36 residential units, plus two floors of retail shops on its podium level. A gym, lounge, and covered terrace round out the amenities at this brand new, stylish residential building. 

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“All the units in The Argyle have a single landlord,” explains Stella Abraham, JLL Hong Kong’s Head of Residential Leasing and Relocation Services. “The advantage of that is that you will never have to worry about repairs and maintenance in your home.”

Directly facing Diocesan Boys’ School and the colonial-era mansions on tree-lined Kadoorie Avenue, The Argyle offers unblocked views of the avenue, Lion Rock and Kowloon Tong. A glance across the horizon takes you on a journey through time from the days when the old Kai Tak airport required that building heights be kept low, to the rise of new residential blocks, shopping malls and gleaming office towers. ​​​

Ho Man Tin shares a fascinating local history with Kowloon Tong's Kadoorie Avenue. Many of the neighbourhood's long-standing families live along the tree-lined street, where the Kadoorie family developed stunning properties on eight hectares of land starting in the early 1940s. Kadoorie Avenue is considered one of the most prestigious addresses in Kowloon, and is home to Canto-pop and movie stars, as well as top corporate executives.

​​"Give Ho Man Tin a try. Experience it."

- Stella Abraham, Head of Residential Leasing and Relocation Services​

In the early 1900s, the area's Portuguese residents were reportedly the biggest non-British expat community in Kowloon. That community survives today in Ho Man Tin, with long-established ties to the nearby King George V International School and the Diocesan Boys' School. Founded in 1869, DBS is one of the most prestigious boys' schools in Hong Kong, and in recent years it opened a boarding school for students from Grades 5-12.

"We've also seen French families moving into the area because the French International School is opening a new campus in Tseung Kwan O," notes Stella.

Looking to lease?

The Argyle has two- and three-bedrooms units with saleable areas ranging from 440 to 645 square feet. Simplex units occupy the entire floor from the 21st storey up and measure 980 sq ft. There is also a penthouse unit with private rooftop. Every apartment has fully furnished kitchens and bathrooms. The apartments are for rent only, ranging from HKD21,000 to HKD54,000 per month.

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For tenants who prefer a more mature development with more spacious layouts, Fook Yee ("Good Fortune") Garden at 278 Prince Edward Road West boasts an outdoor swimming pool, gym, car park, playground. The well-appointed three-bedroom apartments have saleable areas of 853 to 1,403 sq ft, with up to 85 per cent directly useable space. Rentals range from HKD30,000 to HKD45,000 per month.

"Give Ho Man Tin a try. Experience it," says Stella. "We've seen families and individuals alike come here on 2-3 year contracts and never leave." ​

For more information about JLL’s Residential Leasing and Relocation Services, please contact Stella Abraham

To learn more about The Argyle or Fook Yee Garden​, or to arrange a viewing, please contact our Residential Projects team