Renting a villa in Beijing
Depending on your lifestyle and priorities, the rental of a villa in Beijing will be either a very sensible choice or a mistake. Most villas are located in the rich outskirts of Beijing, in districts like Shunyi or Liangmaqiao (Lufthansa) on the way to Beijing Capital Airport.
The majority of expats parents will chose to rent their accommodation in those areas because they are nearby their children’s schools. Due to the pollution situation in Beijing, these villas are the choice many people do in order to live in greener and less polluted areas. The preference for a villa has a lot to do with quality of life.
However, there are some drawbacks: the villa you rent in Beijing is rather far from the city center and major landmarks. You may have a 20-30 minutes’ drive to get to work and commuting using public transportation can be longer.
Therefore, Scout Real estate can propose you a selection of villas closer from Beijing business districts. This way, your villa in Beijing will be in between the children’s school and your working place, which can be a good compromise for everyone. The villas that correspond to this type of accommodation are located in Beijing Lido districts and the south-eastern part of Liangmaqiao (Luthansa district) in villa compounds such as King Garden.
Most of villa compounds will get shuttle buses that pick up your kids to get them to school.
Villas rental budget can vary depending on their completion time, layout, location, standing, availability, etc… It is extremely recommended that you carefully check the villa before signing, because many of them will need to be slightly renovated after each tenant departure in order to maintain a good accommodation standard.
Villas can be found in few types:
- Semi-detached house
- Detached house
A villa compound will have a large clubhouse attached to it, for all the community to gather and to enjoy sport, dining, music, reading, etc…
Regarding public transportation, a very convenient subway line 15 has been opened that allows Shunyi residents to quickly reach Beijing downtown, business hubs and major landmarks.