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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Winfield Building
Happy Valley

Ref#: 106638
A great 4 bedroom unit with a large balcony overlooking full race-course view in ...
  4 Bedrooms
  3 Bathrooms
Rental:
HK$130,000
For rent
HK$130,000
SA: 1,953
SA 1,953 GA: 2,468
GA 2,468
Villa Lucerne
Happy Valley

Ref#: 105630
Well finished 3 bedroom apt with a superb roof terrace, great for entertaining! ...
  3 Bedrooms
  2 Bathrooms
Rental:
HK$42,000
For rent
HK$42,000
SA: 736
SA 736 GA: 995
GA 995
Billion Terrace
Happy Valley

Ref#: 105059
2 bedroom, 2 bathroom apt wit a huge terrace off the living room and ...
  2 Bedrooms
  2 Bathrooms
Sale:
HK$27,000,000
Rental:
HK$53,000
For sale
HK$27,000,000 For rent
HK$53,000
SA: 750
SA 750 GA: 1,157
GA 1,157
29 Sing Woo Road
Happy Valley

Ref#: 4928
*A great opportunity to rent a newly renovated apartment with a private roof terrace, ...
  1 Bedroom
  1 Bathroom
Rental:
HK$32,500
For rent
HK$32,500
SA: 502
SA 502 GA: 850
GA 850
29 Sing Woo Road
Happy Valley

Ref#: 4927
*A great opportunity to rent a newly renovated apartment in the heart of Happy ...
  1 Bedroom
  1 Bathroom
Rental:
HK$25,500
For rent
HK$25,500
SA: 502
SA 502 GA: 850
GA 850
Valley Villa
Happy Valley

Ref#: 99258
*Beautifully renovated 3 bedroom apartment with a large balcony in a lowrise ...
  3 Bedrooms
  2 Bathrooms
Rental:
HK$98,000
For rent
HK$98,000
SA: 2,077
SA 2,077 GA: 2,300
GA 2,300
The Urban Edition
Happy Valley

Ref#: 98312
* A most stylist one bed unit in Happy Valley designed with contemporary finishes ...
  1 Bedroom
  1 Bathroom
Rental:
HK$23,200
For rent
HK$23,200
SA: 366
SA 366 GA: 366
GA 366
141-145 Wong Nai Chung Road
Happy Valley

Ref#: 98491
Very smart and cozy fully furnished studio flat in a walk up building. ...
  0 Bedroom
  1 Bathroom
Rental:
HK$18,000
For rent
HK$18,000
SA: 300
SA 300 GA: 500
GA 500
Winfield Building
Happy Valley

Ref#: 31632
*A high quality modern apartment with contemporary finishes. It has a spacious living and ...
  4 Bedrooms
  3 Bathrooms
Sale:
HK$64,800,000
Rental:
HK$120,000
For sale
HK$64,800,000 For rent
HK$120,000
SA: 1,953
SA 1,953 GA: 2,468
GA 2,468
Valley View
Happy Valley

Ref#: 4921
Large updated apartment with a huge balcony and views over Happy Valley. 3 large ...
  4 Bedrooms
  2 Bathrooms
Sale:
HK$56,000,000
Rental:
HK$82,000
For sale
HK$56,000,000 For rent
HK$82,000
SA: 1,912
SA 1,912 GA: 2,500
GA 2,500

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