Happy Valley

Happy Valley was first known as Wong Nai Chung Valley named from the river collecting waters from Wong Nai Chung Gap and surroundings.

It was full of rice paddies and basically swampy until they constructed the racecourse in 1846. The area became home to 6 cemeteries and then became known as Happy Valley, a common euphemism for cemeteries. In 1922 the Hong Kong Sanatorium and Hospital opened in Happy Valley.

Happy Valley is also home to the HK Jockey Club headquarters and clubhouse and the Hong Kong Racing Museum. Nowadays, in addition to the racing track the centre of the course is filled with sports fields for rugby and football and it is home to the Happy Valley Athletic Association. The parks are also well used by schools and local clubs and the track round the racecourse is popular with local runners.



Residential Blocks

The residential area is located behind the racecourse, and has a cosmopolitan mix of residents. There are new high-rise towers coming up, such as The Altitude but the majority of accommodation is mid-size and mid-rise. One of the best known modern developments is The Leighton Hill, with views across the racetrack to Central. There are several serviced apartment blocks, including The Ellipsis and the low-rise Eaton House. A spacious block that has been newly refurbished is The Winfield, offering larger family homes.

Attractions

Happy Valley is home to The Football Club, Craigengower Cricket Club and The Hong Kong Jockey Club. The racecourse around is open to the public, with a jogging track and a play area. Be advised that traffic gets very congested, with roads re-routed on racedays (most Wednesdays in the racing season and alternate Saturdays). Happy Valley is also close to some great walks such as the Country Park of Jardine?s Lookout Hill behind, and the well-known Bowen Road walking/jogging trail off Stubbs Road roundabout.



Schools

The French International School and the Hong Kong Japanese School are located behind Happy Valley and there are numerous kindergartens in the area.

Shopping and Facilities

In ?the village? as it is sometimes known, there are a range of shops and supermarkets such as Wellcome & Park'N'Shop International catering to the expats, plus a three storey local market with fresh produce and a couple of renowned ?dai pai dong? local restaurants. Specialty shops such as Pacific Gourmet and Bel Paese balance the options! There are also some very good restaurants and bars. The Hong Kong Sanatorium and Hospital is also located in Happy Valley.

Transportation

Transportation is plentiful, with the no.1 bus going regularly all the way through Central to Kennedy Town, no.19 from Shau Kei Wan and no.8S from Siu Sai Wan. There are also the cross harbor tunnel buses no.117 and 102R. This area is also served by the tram, which goes to Central and North Point and minibuses are plenty. It is just a 15 minute walk to Causeway Bay MTR, the nearest access being at Times Square.



KEY CHARACTERISTICS:

Near Happy Valley racecourse



Home to six cemeteries



New high-rise tower developments



French and Japanese International schools



Nice restaurants and bars nearby



Property for Rent in Happy Valley

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Price (HK$) 
Size (sq. ft.)
Envoy Garden
Happy Valley

Ref#: 110963
A spacious 3 bed, 2 bath apartment in an older building. Decent kitchen with ...
  3 Bedrooms
  2 Bathrooms
For rent:
HK$58,500
SA: 999
GA: 1,200
Envoy Garden
Happy Valley

Ref#: 110962
A spacious 3 bed, 2 bath apartment in an older building. Decent kitchen with ...
  3 Bedrooms
  2 Bathrooms
For rent:
HK$55,500
SA: 999
GA: 1,200
141-145 Wong Nai Chung Road
Happy Valley

Ref#: 111411
This unit is set in an excellent location close to many dining establishments and ...
  1 Bedroom
  1 Bathroom
For rent:
HK$20,000
SA: 346
GA: 410
141-145 Wong Nai Chung Road
Happy Valley

Ref#: 111410
This unit is set in an excellent location close to many dining establishments and ...
  1 Bedroom
  1 Bathroom
For rent:
HK$20,000
SA: 346
GA: 410
Sun & Moon Building
Happy Valley

Ref#: 110244
A 3 bed, 2 bath apartment in lower Happy Valley. Modern kitchen with a ...
  3 Bedrooms
  2 Bathrooms
For rent:
HK$36,000
SA: 985
GA: 1,500
The Leighton Hill
Happy Valley

Ref#: 111394

  4 Bedrooms
  3 Bathrooms
For rent:
HK$118,000
SA: 1,724
GA: 2,238
Yuk Sau Mansion
Happy Valley

Ref#: 111290
A recently renovated studio style apt with private rooftop. Offered fully furnished but the ...
  1 Bedroom
  1 Bathroom
For rent:
HK$28,000
SA: 477
GA: 700
Igloo Residence
Happy Valley

Ref#: 111154

  2 Bedrooms
  2 Bathrooms
For rent:
HK$50,000
SA: 798
GA: 1,000
Arts Mansion
Happy Valley

Ref#: 111237
This is a 2 bedroom apt with 1 en-suite bathroom. Comes with 1 CCP. ...
  2 Bedrooms
  1 Bathroom
For rent:
HK$40,000
SA: 766
GA: 907
Champion Court
Happy Valley

Ref#: 110958
Spacious 3 bedroom apt with a good sized fantastic terrace that is connected to ...
  3 Bedrooms
  2 Bathrooms
For rent:
HK$65,000
SA: 970
GA: 1,200

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