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on 27 Aug 2012
What are the best areas for an expat woman in Guangzhou? Which are the best suburbs in Guangzhou for an expat with kids? Looking for any advice on a good area with good international schools nearby and maybe a park to walk the dog.
GabyS on 28 Aug 2012 - 15:26
Hi Jenny

Most expats live either in a few expat havens in the city centre (mostly in or near Tianhe district). Also, some expat communities have sprung up further out, for example in Clifford Estates in Panyu. Have a look at Areas and Suburbs in Guangzhou for a more detailed breakdown of your choices.

There's also a list of international schools in Guangzhou you can investigate - given commute times, it is often a good idea to to pick a school first and decide where you want to live on the basis of that.

Good luck with your move :)
Anonymous (not verified) on 30 Aug 2012 - 07:09
I think you maybe can move to zhuhai city.The environment is very is not cloud.Also there are some good internations school.There are also some high-grade village designed for expates.Many expates are living at this village.You can reference this.Hope i can help you :)
Anonymous (not verified) on 10 Nov 2012 - 23:29
How much is rent typically for a one bedroom apartment in one of the expat villages?
GabyS on 12 Nov 2012 - 06:29
Hi Anon

It depends. A one-bedroomed flat in Clifford Estates in Panyu will set you back between 600 US$ a month depending on whether it's furnished, the size, etc. Clifford estates is pretty big and one of the most popular estates in the city for its proximity to schools and the city centre.

Read about suburbs here: Areas and Suburbs in Guangzhou

Read more here: Accommodation in China

... and here are some listings:
GabyS on 14 Nov 2012 - 07:16
Hi again JennyK

You can now dowload the FREE 2012 Guangzhou Schools Guide from Expat Arrivals.

This is fantastic PDF guide to education and schools in Guangzhou includes all the information you need about the public school system in China, the difference between private and international school in China, tertiary education in China, homeschooling in China and some things to think about when you move to China with children.
Matt Terry on 20 Jun 2013 - 18:00
I will be earning 8405.56rmb per month at Peizheng College (housing furnished). Is this amount enough to live comfortably for one person? Matt

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