Living in Jing’an

A bustling neighborhood that straddles Nanjing Road West, Jing’an is dominated by shopping mall, up scale restaurants, and corporate high rises. Residents praise Jing’an for its convenient access to public transportation, including Metro line 2, buses, and abundant taxis, and close proximity to the former French Concession, the Bund, and Pudong driving tunnels. Jing’an is popular among young expats who enjoy a busy nightlife scene, and professionals who value convenience.

Jing’an Temple community. This shady downtown area surrounding the Jing’an Buddhist Temple, is favored for its famous restaurants (both local and foreign), and its convenient access to the metro lines.

NanJing Road West community. A multicultural neighborhood home to some of Shanghai most fashionable malls, with retailers such as Gucci, Luis Vuitton, Prada, and Fendi dressing the windows, as well as hotels, consulates, and night clubs, NanJing Road West has long been a favorite area among foreigners.

Jiangning Road community. Brand new residential high­rises have sprouted up all over north Jing’an, attracting a younger professional crowd to its high class amenities, such as squash courts, tennis courts, swimming pools, and home office space.