Kennedy Town is a charming inner city neighborhood located at the western end of Sai Wan on Hong Kong island. For 100 years Kennedy Town served as a cattle depot and slaughterhouse for Hong Kong island. The slaughterhouses closed in 1993 and for the next decade it became a sleepy suburb. The quiet residential area quickly changed when the MTR (Mass Transit Railway) line opened in Kennedy Town in December 2014.
We chose Kennedy Town because of its perfect mix of old and new. It is home to one of the last undeveloped waterfronts in Hong Kong. It has beautiful sweeping views from Hong Kong harbor to Kowloon.
Kennedy Town is an up and coming hot spot for restaurants and bars. The district is comparable to the Mission in San Francisco; new restaurants and bars are popping up every month. It has a good mixture of western restaurants and local cheap eats.
Like most neighborhoods on Hong Kong island, Kennedy Town has a mixture of new and old buildings. It is a bustling suburb with very few commercial buildings.
Although it still feels like a dream, after two weeks, we are finally starting to settle into our new home.