Fifteen minutes west of the Hongqiao Transportation Hub, connecting the west of the city through road, bus, train and air links, is the tree-lined, family-friendly district of Huacao. The area offers high-quality accommodation and western amenities, with the majority of expats choosing to live in one of eight gated compounds which are within walking distance of The British International School Shanghai Puxi (BISS); established here in 2004.
The area effortlessly blends locals with a growing international community. It is a common sight around town, to see expats shopping in the local wet market and adopting local forms of transport including bikes, scooters and tuk tuks.
Huacao is convenient for those working in Longbai, Qingpu, Songjiang, Jiading, Hongqiao, Gubei, Minhang and Suzhou (Jiangsu) due to its proximity to the highways.