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

Displaying 11 - 20 of 62 results
The Urban Edition
Happy Valley

Ref#: 109275
Fully furnished studio with a balcony in new and modern building. Very conveniently located ...
  0 Bedroom
  1 Bathroom
Updated on: 28-Dec-2018
Rental:
HK$22,500
For rent
HK$22,500
SA: 306
SA 306
The Urban Edition
Happy Valley

Ref#: 110299
1 bedroom apartment with a balcony in new and modern building. Very conveniently located ...
  1 Bedroom
  1 Bathroom
Updated on: 28-Dec-2018
Rental:
HK$25,200
For rent
HK$25,200
SA: 366
SA 366
The Urban Edition
Happy Valley

Ref#: 110301
1 bedroom apartment with a balcony in new and modern building. Very conveniently located ...
  1 Bedroom
  1 Bathroom
Updated on: 28-Dec-2018
Rental:
HK$27,500
For rent
HK$27,500
SA: 358
SA 358
The Urban Edition
Happy Valley

Ref#: 112234
Fully furnished 1 bedroom apartment with a balcony in new and modern building. Very ...
  1 Bedroom
  1 Bathroom
Updated on: 28-Dec-2018
Rental:
HK$26,800
For rent
HK$26,800
SA: 324
SA 324
Tagus Residences
Happy Valley

Ref#: 109940
1 bedroom apartment in a new development with modern finishes. Walking distance to Causeway ...
  1 Bedroom
  1 Bathroom
Updated on: 19-Dec-2018
Rental:
HK$25,000
For rent
HK$25,000
SA: 316
SA 316
Beverly Hill
Happy Valley

Ref#: 112058
A 4 bedroom apt with a lovely roof terrace ideal for outdoor entertaining. The ...
  4 Bedrooms
  2 Bathrooms
Updated on: 18-Dec-2018
Rental:
HK$75,000
For rent
HK$75,000
SA: 1,409
SA 1,409 GA: 1,729
GA 1,729
Le Cachet
Happy Valley

Ref#: 29
2 bedroom apt in modern highrise with good facilities. Conveniently located for shops and ...
  2 Bedrooms
  1 Bathroom
Updated on: 11-Dec-2018
Rental:
HK$23,800
For rent
HK$23,800
SA: 534
SA 534 GA: 751
GA 751
Portfield Building
Happy Valley

Ref#: 109307

  3 Bedrooms
  1 Bathroom
Updated on: 10-Dec-2018
Rental:
HK$31,000
For rent
HK$31,000
SA: 596
SA 596 GA: 707
GA 707
Broadwood Twelve
Happy Valley

Ref#: 110656
*A beautifully decorated apt in modern well managed building with stunning views over Happy ...
  3 Bedrooms
  2 Bathrooms
Updated on: 10-Dec-2018
Rental:
HK$85,000
For rent
HK$85,000
SA: 1,280
SA 1,280 GA: 1,650
GA 1,650
Amber Garden - Happy Valley
Happy Valley

Ref#: 111647
*A low floor older style apt with good proportions in a low rise block ...
  3 Bedrooms
  2 Bathrooms
Updated on: 17-Jan-2019
Rental:
HK$45,000
For rent
HK$45,000
SA: 999
SA 999 GA: 1,200
GA 1,200

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