CentreStage – Living in Soho
When you are a young professional – single or couple, working in the major business sectors from Central to Quarry Bay, there are excellent and practical reasons to look for your home in the residential enclaves of Soho, Central and Sheung Wan.
These are suburbs that mesh together as inner city living, and are the most popular of all for young ex-pats moving to Hong Kong, looking to find a home that is convenient to work, offers the village type of lifestyle, has every convenience necessary with shops, cafes, bars and restaurants, along with dry cleaning, medical, supermarket and gym facilities.
There are many good options in these areas with apartments ranging from studios to 3 and 4 bedrooms. Studio’s and 1 bedroom apartments are the most popular, and this slice of the market is exceptionally well catered for in inner Hong Kong. With higher rents to pay, compared to most other cities globally, there is a constant demand, and a decent supply. New developments spring up, and all offer the lifestyle that young professionals require with ultra modern, open plan interiors, to club houses offering resort type swimming pools, recreational zones and fitness studios.
In Constant Demand - CentreStage
One building which is consistently in demand even though it is not necessarily the newest, having been built in 2006, is the CentreStage on Hollywood Road. Apartments in this building are snapped up on the rental side, and potential buyers are always on the lookout for when one comes up for sale. CentreStage has one of the most stable returns for investors with tenants looking to move into the building.
This modern development consists of twin towers and is well located within the hustle and bustle of Soho and Central. It is within easy walking distance of all the inner cities best bars and restaurants which is why it is so popular with young expats. CentreStage has an impressive entrance with very capable concierge services and security at entry level and again from the fifth floor podium area that houses the clubhouse facilities, and where the lifts will take you to one of the two towers.
The apartment sizes vary from 363-1680 sf saleable area and all have balconies to take in the open views. The interiors are mostly light blonded wood and fresh clean lines that have excellent natural light, separate kitchens with up to date appliances and well thought out bathrooms. The clubhouse facilities include a large out door swimming pool and lifeguard service, function and entertaining rooms beautifully furnished and can also be hired out, along with a full service fully equipped gym and fitness center.
In the Area
Hollywood road is famous historically for it’s antique stores, but has in more recent years also becoming known for a great selection of restaurants that cater from vegan to full menu. With a well patronized café on your doorstep Classified, and a 24 hour 7eleven right across the road, running out of supplies and groceries is never an issue. Taxis are in abundance at the front door if you need to get further afield or in a hurry, however the true benefit of living this close to Central, is the fact that you can walk to work or the MTR in a matter of minutes.
The famous Man Mo temple tourist attraction is a single minute down the road, and there are a couple of lovely parks as you head further down Hollywood Road. Almost next door is the recently opened PMQ precinct which houses a number of restaurants and boutique shops selling hand made local designers jewellery and fashion items. Close by, Ladder Street steps take you down to Catstreet which is lined with local Hong Kong antique stores and stalls selling everything from expensive dynasty furniture, jewellery and object de art, to vintage clothing, handbags, memorabilia and tourist items. Great for visiting guests to buy gifts and moment of their trip.