The Hongqiao area of Shanghai strikes a balance betwen the truly suburban feel with downtown living. It was suburban neighbourhood but the city has since out grown making Hong Qiao now part of downtown Shanghai.
For some, the highly dense urban environment of downtown Shanghai is not conducive to live in . Perhaps it is the traffic, the noise or the sheer number of people, they prefer more subdued surroundings and tranquility in Qing Pu.
Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park is a technology park in the Pudong district of Shanghai, The park specializes in research in life sciences, software, semiconductors, and information technology. some circles the park is also known as China's Silicon Valley.
Minhang District, is a suburban district of Shanghai. Many International schools have moved to to location, thus it has become a popular place among foriegners. Gated compound, spacious apartments are available
Villas are the most common form of housing in Jinqiao, though there are a few apartment complexes popular with expats. They are located exclusively inside gated communities, all of which have 24-hour security and clubhouses providing various levels of facilities such as swimming pools, health clubs and restaurants.