Situated on the western end of Hong Kong Island, the area offers low density residential accommodation. Hong Kong University is located in this area and the University’s personnel occupy many blocks of flats. Half expatriates and half locals make up to this medium density population. Housing comprise of older style low-rise blocks, prestigious townhouses and only a few larger high-rise estates, due to a height restriction on construction. Many homes enjoy views of outlying islands and the Lamma shipping channel. PokFuLam Country Park is located at this area which brings nature surroundings.
Public transport is good and shopping convenient. There are 2 international schools within the area: the West Island School (ESF) and Kennedy Junior School (ESF).