Mid-Levels Central is known as one of the first areas to be developed in Hong Kong, with traces of the Colonial era still found along the occasional quiet avenue, random brick passageways covered in vines, or the charming, yet never-ending stone staircase often found leading up from one street to another. These unique characteristics continue to touch those who have lived here for years by weaving remnants of Hong Kong’s past with the iconic structures we find today.
Holding the title as the most popular residential area for newcomers, Mid-Levels Central ticks all of the boxes when it comes to the ideal neighborhood ranging from trendy SOHO, located just above the busy Central Business District, to the quiet tree-lined residential streets located at the base of the Peak - a lovely juxtaposition of neighborhoods housing a mixed demographic ranging from young professionals to families and retirees. This affluent residential area’s leafy green hillside lays the perfect setting for this uniquely picturesque district featuring parks, green trails and an assortments of low-rise and high-rise developments along quiet tree-lined streets.
Located just above Hong Kong’s constantly thriving hub of commerce known as the iconic Central Business District, a quick stroll up a cobblestone street or a hop on the renowned Mid-Levels Escalator will whisk you up through SOHO, a trendy enclave offering an eclectic mix of older, low-rise apartment blocks literally steps away from popular restaurants, cafes and shops. Apartments in SOHO tend to be smaller with residents willing to sacrifice square footage for the convenience of living steps from this chic and eccentric village. Just up the hillside, however, quieter streets take over with a higher concentration of high-rise apartment complexes with facilities catering to families. Hong Kong Park and the Botanical Gardens are both located nearby, along with several well-marked trails leading up the mountain to the Peak, providing residents with plenty of outdoor opportunities so close to the city.
Access to public transport is simple via a network of frequently running shuttle buses that can zip one into town in a moment’s notice. The renowned Mid-Levels Escalator is also an ultra-convenient way to move to and from town, completely sheltered from the elements, and lined with several cafes, shops, and markets along the way.