Making Yourself A New Home In Winner Court in Mid-Levels, Hong Kong Island
Located at 18 Hospital Road, Mid-Levels West on Hong Kong Island, we have a residential building named Winner Court. At 29 years of age, the building has retained its standards. The size of the development consists of two blocks. Each of the two blocks consist of 20 storeys each, with 2 flats every floor. The units range from 985 square feet to 2203 square feet.
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LUXURY HOME FEATURES
Winner Court is high on our list as one of the more quaint and intricately designed apartment in the Mid-levels neighbourhood. This particular apartment unit is on the market for sale in Western Mid-Levels. Smaller than the previous luxury home features, this home is perfect for one person or a young couple.
Consisting of 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, in an approximate living area of 93.37 m2, it is currently listed at the market price of 17.300.000 HKD for sale. This home was constructed in 1988. Winner Court is a chic London-esque apartment with open views of the city. The apartment is beautifully decorated and situated in a quiet and convenient location. The apartment is great and very bright with lots of natural light.
Amenities, Special Features, and Layout of the building units:
With good layout, and efficient spacious rooms, Winner Court is a choice option for people who want to live in this area. The apartment units vary in size and price ranges. With some being 3 bedrooms with an ensuite, maid’s room, and open views, and others on the smaller size. There’s an option for everybody.
All about this neighbourhood:
Our new neighbourhood watch guide each week will help demystify the various locations of Hong kong, helping you choose the most ideal spot to find a home. This week, we will be focusing on The Mid-Levels on Hong Kong Island since our luxury home feature is Winner Court - an always popular choice for veteran residents and relocating newcomers.
We can’t talk about Hong Kong Island without touching on The Mid-levels. There is a reason why this prominent area named Mid-Levels is so popular amongst expats, business professionals and the affluent crowd. Literally translated from Chinese as “Half mountain”, situated halfway up the famed Victoria Peak and directly above Central, Mid-Levels is one of the most expensive and affluent residential areas in the Central and Western District on Hong Kong Island.
The Mid-Levels is bound by Bonham Road, Caine Road, Upper Albert Road, Kennedy Road to the north and Conduit Road to the south. With the famous Mid-Levels escalator that connects to and from Central, making the area highly accessible and ultra convenient for residents of the well established and sought after neighbourhood.
What makes The Mid-levels such a hot commodity is its conveniently central location on Hong Kong Island and for its breathtaking panoramic views of Hong Kong’s famous Victoria Harbour Skyline. It’s close proximity to the financial and commercial districts of Central and Admiralty make it the perfect residential neighbourhood for business professionals, families and expats. The added value of The Mid-Levels area is that it is close enough to the bustling city action for convenient access but just far enough out of reach where residents can still feel the tranquility of a proper residential neighbourhood, without being affected by the loud noises and bright lights of action packed Hong Kong. Not to mention, The Mid-Levles is closer to nature where many parks and hike trails are - a great added bonus especially for those are who seeking the perfect balance between urban city-living and the serenity of natural surroundings and greenery. This area’s ultra-luxurious homes attract many wealthy people who are willing to pay top market prices for a home that has so many favourable qualities. There are not many neighbourhoods in Hong Kong where one can breathe in the beauty of nature right outside their doorsteps yet still be walking distance to the center of the city.
The Mid-Levels is also a top desired residential neighbourhood for families with children due to the many prestigious and reputable schools and universities that are located in the surrounding areas, such as the University of Hong Kong, King’s College, Ying Wa Girls’ School, St. Paul’s Co-educational College and St. Joseph’s College. The University of Hong Kong is world-renowned and one of Asia’s best institutions for higher educations. Conveniently, it’s main campus is situated at the western end of Mid-Levels. Other schools in the area include; Island School - a secondary school that is part of Hong Kong’s international Standard English Schools Foundation, St Margaret’s Girls’ College, Woodland Mid-Levels Montessori Pre-School, Glenealy School and more. For parents who are choosing a home with school districts in mind, it really doesn’t get much better than living in Mid-Levels.
For general lifestyle services, Mid-levels and its close surrounding areas are chalk full of everything from restaurants, cafés, bars, nightclubs to public city parks like Hong Kong’s Zoological and Botanical Gardens. There’s also tons of cultural venues,shopping malls, local and gourmet supermarkets, banks, hair salons, pet-related services, clothing boutiques, health-care shops…the list goes on and on. There is never a lack of lifestyle options in this area.
When it comes to healthcare services, The Mid-Levels is extremely convenient for medical options. There are a few prominent hospitals in the district. There’s The Canossa Hospital, which is a non-prfoit, private hospital that is located on the corner of Old Peak Road and Robinson Road. There are also a few medical centers and dental clinics, Hong Kong Central Hospital, Tung Wah Hospital, the Matilda International Hospital and Queen Mary Hospital not too far away. Being so close to Central, there are plenty of additional medical practitioners of all different disciplines for your choosing.
For all these reasons, The MId-Levels neighbourhood is favoured by many expats and the international crowd. Being one of the city’s most prestigious locations and a long-time favourite amongst city-dwellers, the hunt for the perfect home is quite competitive. There are not many areas in Hong Kong where you can live in quiet and peace yet be literally minutes away from downtown Central, with large accommodations that are close to most of Hong Kong’s top attractions, neighbourhood parks, and public transport lines. Mid-Levels is a top choice neighbourhood for almost all demographics. There’s a great multicultural feel with the diversity of residents who live in this neighbourhood, all from different racial and cultural backgrounds. If you are a single expat, young business professional or even a full-fledged family with young children, this is truly a great area to live in Hong Kong.
Hong Kong’s famed Mid-Levels will always remain a top choice for expats.
Transportation in the area:
This residential district is always very sought-after. It’s location truly sells itself. One cannot live more centrally than this in a family-friendly, pet-friendly, residential neighbourhood in Hong Kong. It’s lack of major roads and elevated location high up on the hills make it one of the more unpolluted areas by Hong Kong standards. Hong Kong is a very convenient city to get around in, especially when it comes to public transport. The one thing that the Mid-Levels is missing is a station on Hong Kong’s ultra-efficient MTR subway system. This is not too big of an issue considering Central and Sheung Wan are just a stone’s throw away and is just minutes away even on foot. Even in the absence of private cars, people find that this area is still quite convenient due to Hong Kong’s fleet of readily available taxis and now Uber’s on-call car services.
Nearby MTR Stations:
- Sheung Wan MTR Station
- Sai Ying Pun MTR Station
- Catholic Mission School
- Central & Western District St. Anthony’s School
What other notable places are there around Mid-Levels?
Mid-levels is also home to some very nice recreational spots, such as Hong Kong Park, Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens, Lung Fu Shan Country Park, The Peak Hike Trails, Wan Chai Nature Trail for outdoor activities. For those who love arts and culture, there’s also the Flagstaff House Museum, Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre, University Museum and Art Gallery and Kom Tong Hall.
There are many religious buildings around for those who are strong in their faith. There’s many temples in the area, alongside places like St. John’s Cathedral, Roman Catholic Cathedral, Union Church Hong Kong, Hop Yat Church, Jamijah Masjid Mosque, Ohel Leah Synagogue and Jewish Cultural Centre, Hong Kong Baptist Church and son on, making this neighbourhood a very convenient and diverse area to live in.
Testimonials from people who live in this neighbourhood:
Midlevels is close to Central, which is the international hub for expats like myself. I work in Central, and living in Mid-levels allows me to be close to work with lots of transportation lines such as buses, , minibuses, and taxi services. All the daily amenities that I need are close by within walking distance - laundry, supermarket, dry-cleaning, tailor, doggie daycare, etc. A huge plus is that in this neighbourhood, all the people speak English.
Whether you are single, coupled up or a family with children, Mid-levels is a great place to be. I find this area fairly quiet at night. It’s a little busier during the day, but that’s virtually anywhere in Hong Kong. The views up here are phenomenal. There are excellent bus routes to and from Central, Admiralty and Causeway Bay. I work in Wanchai, and it only takes me about 10 minutes to get to work. I can easily walk to Soho and go bar-hopping and restaurant-hopping within 15 minutes of brisk walking. It’s truly a convenient area.
I love living in the Mid-levels. I find it has a good balance of peace, quiet and convenience. I’m and outdoor lover, and it’s great that there are hike trails so close by where I can get my daily dose of exercise in a congested city like Hong Kong.
Mid-levels is very accessible to the main international hubs like Central, Soho, LKF. It can be a bit expensive but it’s well worth it for its location. You can find reasonable rent here too if you know where to look.
This is a very much expat area, which we love as we have met so many of our friends in this neighbourhood. It’s a very quiet neighbourhood, yet only a stone’s throw from the busy and happening areas of Central, and other surrounding neighbourhoods like Sheung Wan and Sai Ying Pun. We are literally surrounded by limitless options for food, drinks, gyms, and all the daily basics that we need.
One of the biggest attractions for me in moving to Mid-levels was its close proximity to both nature and the city life. The air quality up here is comparatively better than many parts of Hong Kong island. There are also many choices for housing available, from the ultra luxurious apartments to more affordable options. We have young children at home, and we like being in a neighbourhood that is very much a school district. Many of the most prestigious colleges and schools in Hong Kong can be found in the area, such as The University of Hong Kong, King’s College, Ying Wa Girls’ School, St. Paul’s Co-educational College and St. Josephy’s College just to name a handful. We feel safer knowing our kids live in a neighbourhood where there are other students around. We wouldn’t want them growing up in the middle of say LKF an Soho where all the action happens. Here in Mid-levels, there’s still a sense of true residential ambience, a perfect place for raising a family in a more pleasing and comfortable environment.
If you are new to Hong Kong especially, Mid-levels is a great place to set up a home in for its pure convenience and proximity to the best expat areas. There are a lot of young people who live here. However, the transportation can be a bit of an issue at peak hours since it is up on a hill so there tends to be some traffic congestion from time to time. However, it’s a very safe area and much less claustrophobic than if you were to live in places like Wanchai or Causeway Bay. It’s much less dense in the Mid-levels. I find that I can actually breathe here.
Winner Court Address:
18 Hospital Road, Hong Kong Island
Year Built: 1988
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