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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Celeste Court
Happy Valley

Ref#: 120032
This apartment is nestled amidst lush greenery. This 2 bedroom apartment comes with a ...
  2 Bedrooms
  1 Bathroom
Updated on: 02-Apr-2020
Rental:
HK$36,000
For rent
HK$36,000
SA: 617
SA 617 GA: 737
GA 737
Broadwood Twelve
Happy Valley

Ref#: 120015

  3 Bedrooms
  2 Bathrooms
Updated on: 01-Apr-2020
Rental:
HK$85,000
For rent
HK$85,000
SA: 1,280
SA 1,280 GA: 1,650
GA 1,650
Ventris Place
Happy Valley

Ref#: 119968

  3 Bedrooms
  2 Bathrooms
Updated on: 27-Mar-2020
Rental:
HK$57,000
For rent
HK$57,000
SA: 1,259
SA 1,259 GA: 1,471
GA 1,471
8 Shan Kwong Road
Happy Valley

Ref#: 119922

  2 Bedrooms
  1 Bathroom
Updated on: 25-Mar-2020
Rental:
HK$17,500
For rent
HK$17,500
SA: 509
SA 509 GA: 620
GA 620
Shan Kwong Court
Happy Valley

Ref#: 119889
The apartment is modern and contemporary with Canadian fumed oak floor paired with white ...
  2 Bedrooms
  2 Bathrooms
Updated on: 24-Mar-2020
Rental:
HK$47,500
For rent
HK$47,500
SA: 964
SA 964 GA: 1,200
GA 1,200
The Leighton Hill
Happy Valley

Ref#: 119828

  3 Bedrooms
  2 Bathrooms
Updated on: 20-Mar-2020
Rental:
HK$73,000
For rent
HK$73,000
SA: 1,127
SA 1,127 GA: 1,482
GA 1,482
Tagus Residences
Happy Valley

Ref#: 119746
2 bedroom apartment in a brand new development situated in Happy Valley. Balcony has ...
  2 Bedrooms
  1 Bathroom
Updated on: 17-Mar-2020
Rental:
HK$26,500
For rent
HK$26,500
SA: 450
SA 450
Tagus Residences
Happy Valley

Ref#: 119745
1 bedroom apartment in a brand new development situated in Happy Valley. Balcony has ...
  1 Bedroom
  1 Bathroom
Updated on: 17-Mar-2020
Rental:
HK$19,000
For rent
HK$19,000
SA: 316
SA 316
Tagus Residences
Happy Valley

Ref#: 119652
2 bedroom apartment in a brand new development situated in Happy Valley. Balcony has ...
  2 Bedrooms
  1 Bathroom
Updated on: 17-Mar-2020
Rental:
HK$31,000
For rent
HK$31,000
SA: 450
SA 450
Winfield Building
Happy Valley

Ref#: 119647
3 bed 2 bath apartment in sought after building in Happy Valley. Good sized ...
  3 Bedrooms
  2 Bathrooms
Updated on: 11-Mar-2020
Rental:
HK$90,000
For rent
HK$90,000
SA: 1,513
SA 1,513 GA: 1,940
GA 1,940

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