The Midlevels West is a good district compromise for expats who want to be close to the central business district and the nightlife of Soho and Lan Kwai Fong. There are apartments that fit many budgets, and often rental rates reflect the views, some of which are stunning, spanning over the city skyline, over Victoria Harbour to Kowloon side. The neighbourhood atmosphere is relatively quiet and there are a number of parks with play areas.
The 800-metre escalator allows easy access from and to Central. It takes around 20 minutes to complete the journey, much quicker and energy efficient than walking.