◦ Pudong Area
was nothing but the 'real suburbs' twenty years ago, now it's a new city
on the east side of the Huangpu River. More and more large international
companies have their offices, R&D centers or factories here, more
international schools come to this area to welcome more expatriate families.
means spacious space, rich greenery and fresh air. It's easy to travel to Downtown through the bridges, tunnels
and Metro lines, large supermarkets and a good number of restaurants ad
bars make daily life quite convenient, but the real activity life is still
expatriate housing locations are scattered in spacious Pudong, the wide
roads in Pudong make the farthest location still
within 30-40 minutes driving distance to the city. Generally by neighborhood as below.
• Lujiazui area
It's the new financial and commercial area of Shanghai, just opposite to
The Bund along the river. Some high-rise apartments here have great view of
the river and old city. Life here is close to Downtown but more
• Jinqiao area
It has a name "Green City" - the heart of Pudong and a new expatriate
community area. Large supermarkets, restaurants, international schools,
and maybe your office are all in walk distance. Life here is pleasant but
• Century Park area
This is a small area close to Jinqiao area, what make it different is that
the Metro station and the biggest park are in walk distance.
• Zhangjiang Hi-tech area
Most R&D departments of international companies are set in this area, some
universities have new campuses here, but housing supply is
not so efficient currently, life here may be a bit scholastic and vacancy.
• Kangqiao Town area
This area is particular a re-built new town developed by one real estate
group. The town is not so prosperous and expats would rather go to Jinqiao,
Lujiazui or Downtown if they don't stay at home. Life here is relax and quiet.
• Far East or Far South Pudong
It mean the far locations near sea line in Pudong, still a real suburb.
Most new and large compounds of
apartments and villas are in Pudong, as well as a number of
international schools. Practically
people working in Pudong live here, but some families are realizing
it's not a bad idea to choose living in Pudong and working in downtown.