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sorrento/the arch vs. One silver sea/Olympic

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    momoftwo is offline Registered User
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    sorrento/the arch vs. One silver sea/Olympic

    Hi

    We are new to Hong Kong and looking at living in either the area of Kowloon station or Olympic station. Does anyone live in these areas with kids? How do you find them?

    Thanks,

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    robbieudo is offline Registered User
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    Waterfront

    HI, we are living next to Sorrento in Waterfront and I think its great for kids, great playground indoor and outdoor and always the possibility to go for a work in to the Mall.
    MTR conection really helps, lots of kids to play with, only downside probably is the polution, but I think there are worse parts in HK and if you dont want to move at least 30 min away from the city centre, you have to take it everywhere.:yeah2

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    sky123 is offline Registered User
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    Hi

    We live in Sorrento, which also has an indoor playground and some outdoor play areas for kids. There is also a kid's library (though not well stocked) and computer/arcade room. Its very convenient here with the MTR, mini-buses and buses. There are many families here with young kids.

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    smallmom is offline Registered User
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    Hi,
    We lived in Sorrento before and now lived in Olympic. The main difference were the cost of living, convenience and the quality of neighborhood. The shopping complex at Kowloon Station is purpose-built for high-end shopping and there is only 1 supermarket in the Element. Or else, it takes you at least 20-30mins walk to the supermarket or wet markets in Jordan area. Inevitably, the property/rental price is much higher at Sorrento than those in Olympic as they're new. Club house is great but not very spacious for kids. Just a 1000sq feet playroom, and 1 outdoor swimming pool (a small one).

    At Olympic, we lived at Island Harbourview. It's linked with the Olympian Plaza which we can shop everything we needed at competitive rate. And there is a good mix of the neighborhood, in our tower, we found England, Korean and I got a Italian who lived next to us. Island Harbourview has a huge club house (esp the kid playroom) and 3 swimming pools (2 outdoor & 1 indoor). Plus, there is a golf driving range/gym center just next to our complex. We loved to kill our summer time at the club house/home.

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