Besides Gubei Area in Hongqiao, there is another raising international district – Jinqiao Biyun International District. We visited the area today and were very impressed by the high quality of life there.
It is in Pudong, near the Yangpu Bridge, and very near to Zhang Jiang High Tech Park and Jinqiao Export Zone.
As Jinqiao (or Golden Bridge) is a place with intensive foreign investment, many multi-national companies open their factories or R&D center there. There are many foreign area manager or employees working there. The Biyun district was designed to provide a comfortable living area for them. Large potation of the houses were bought or rented by foreigners.
In the 3 sq. km area, there are churches, hospitals, Carrefour, OBI, international schools and the China European International Business School (CEIBS).
© Jian Shuo Wang. Map of the area
© Jian Shuo Wang. The Biyun Sports Center, with very nice facilities – swimming pools, tennis courts…
© Jian Shuo Wang. My FIAT Siena before the community church.
© Jian Shuo Wang. The top of the church.
© Jian Shuo Wang. Business buildings
High cost of living
Good as the living condition it is, it is relatively more expensive to live there. An apartment with 80 sq. meters (two bed rooms, one living room) costs about 1200 USD. Some good 270 sq. meters apartment costs as high as 4000 USD, which is the best choice to GM of GE (according to local people).
This is much higher than the same apartment in downtown already.