Apartments in Shanghai are divided in to three main types. They are Shanghai Old Apartments, New Apartments and Serviced Apartments. Old Shanghai apartments are built around the theme of European architecture, popularly known as colonial style building. Most of these apartments can be found along quiet tree-lined streets, located at popular areas such as Former French Concession Area in Xuhui, Changning, Luwan and Jing’an districts. As most of these old apartments are not equipped with modern amenities such as club facilities, gym, pool, shopping centers and others, you can get one at a quite lower rent.
New apartments have been recently built to offer all modern amenities, suiting the Western style of living. New built apartments offer a host of services such as shopping centers, modern club facilities, gymnasium, swimming pool, sport facilities, restaurants and fast food joints and so on. Binjiang area offers new apartments to expatriates who are working in the Lujiazui financial Zone. Similarly, Pudong, Xintiandi, Jing’an, and Hongqiao are the areas that have emerged as major business and industrial zones and hence, offer new apartments to the expatriates who are working in these areas. Also, for those who want to stay in close proximity to the international school, new apartments have sprung up in areas such as Zhudi Town area (Shanghai Racquet Club), Gubei area, Green City area, and Zhangjiang High-tech Park area. The house rent in case of new Shanghai apartments may range from $1,000 to $10,000 per month.
Serviced apartments offer a host of services such as fully furnished rooms with all modern amenities and gadgets, a fully equipped kitchen, en-suite facilities, and so on. Also, 24-hour security, power back-up, parking facilities, and modern club services are some common features of serviced apartments. These apartments are available in many areas, including Binjiang area, Xintiandi area and Jing’an area for an affordable rent ranging from $2,500 to $10,000.
As an expatriate, you must contact Shanghai real estate agency to get Shanghai apartments for rent. Shanghai real estate agent has adequate knowledge about various types of Shanghai apartments.
Depending on your needs and budget, he can help you to find comfortable and affordable Shanghai apartment for rent.