The Kadoorie Estate is an exclusive residential community made up of 86 houses and a low rise apartment block, St. George's Court, located along Kadoorie Avenue and its spur Braga Circuit in Kowloon. [n] The Estate spans eight hectares and constitutes a tranquil green oasis close to the major business hubs of West Kowloon and Kowloon Bay. [n] The original barren rock site that became Kadoorie Hill was purchased in 1931 by a Kadoorie Family company, and developed progressively over the next four decades. [n] The houses today are a mix of detached and semi-detached residences varying in size from 3000 sq ft to 6000 sq ft. Each house has its own garden, some with pools. St. George's Court has 39 colonial style apartments, typically 3000 sq ft in size. [n] The properties are leased to corporate and high net worth individual tenants, and media and music celebrities. Many of the tenants are long-term residents, in some cases exceeding 30 years as occupants of the same property.