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Grand Plaza HAO Realty Shanghai HAODL076276
Rentals

Grand Plaza

¥ 33,500 /mo.
Bedrooms2
Baths3
Size120.00 m2
2 Bedrooms
3 Baths
120.00 m2
Modern Apartment for Rent in Jing'an Temple area, within Jingan District. Situated in Grand Plaza. It has 2 bedrooms and [more]
Modern Apartment for Rent in Jing'an Temple area, within Jingan District. Situated in Grand Plaza. I [more]
¥ 33,500 /mo.
Summit Panorama HAO Realty Shanghai HAOLC076251
Rentals

Summit Panorama

¥ 22,000 /mo.
Bedrooms3
Baths2
Size140.00 m2
3 Bedrooms
2 Baths
140.00 m2
Modern Apartment for Rent in Lujiazui CBD area, within Pudong District. Situated in Summit Panorama. It has 3 bedrooms a [more]
Modern Apartment for Rent in Lujiazui CBD area, within Pudong District. Situated in Summit Panorama. [more]
¥ 22,000 /mo.
Belgravia Place HAO Realty Shanghai HAOLC075615
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Belgravia Place

¥ 45,000 /mo.
Bedrooms4
Baths4
Size230.00 m2
4 Bedrooms
4 Baths
230.00 m2
Modern Apartment for Rent in Former French Concession area, within Xuhui District. Situated in Belgravia Place. It has 4 [more]
Modern Apartment for Rent in Former French Concession area, within Xuhui District. Situated in Belgr [more]
¥ 45,000 /mo.
Xingsheng Apartments HAO Realty Shanghai HAOLC075236
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Xingsheng Apartments

¥ 55,000 /mo.
Bedrooms3
Baths3
Size280.00 m2
3 Bedrooms
3 Baths
280.00 m2
Modern Apartment for Rent in Former French Concession area, within Xuhui District. Situated in Xingsheng Apartments. It [more]
Modern Apartment for Rent in Former French Concession area, within Xuhui District. Situated in Xings [more]
¥ 55,000 /mo.
Central Residences HAO Realty Shanghai HAOLC075902
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Central Residences

¥ 47,000 /mo.
Bedrooms3
Baths2
Size175.00 m2
3 Bedrooms
2 Baths
175.00 m2
Modern Apartment for Rent in Former French Concession area, within Xuhui District. Situated in Central Residences. It ha [more]
Modern Apartment for Rent in Former French Concession area, within Xuhui District. Situated in Centr [more]
¥ 47,000 /mo.
Yanlord Western Garden HAO Realty Shanghai HAOLC075764
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Yanlord Western Garden

¥ 13,500 /mo.
Bedrooms3
Baths2
Size130.00 m2
3 Bedrooms
2 Baths
130.00 m2
Modern Apartment for Rent in Qingpu District. Situated in Yanlord Western Garden. It has 3 bedrooms and 130 sq.m. floor [more]
Modern Apartment for Rent in Qingpu District. Situated in Yanlord Western Garden. It has 3 bedrooms [more]
¥ 13,500 /mo.
Lane House in Former French Concession HAO Realty Shanghai HAODL076219
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Lane House in Former French Concession

¥ 35,000 /mo.
Bedrooms4
Baths3
Size200.00 m2
4 Bedrooms
3 Baths
200.00 m2
Lane House for Rent in Former French Concession area, within Xuhui District. It has 4 bedrooms and 200 sq.m. floor space [more]
Lane House for Rent in Former French Concession area, within Xuhui District. It has 4 bedrooms and 2 [more]
¥ 35,000 /mo.
Lane House in Former French Concession HAO Realty Shanghai HAODL076239
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Lane House in Former French Concession

¥ 24,000 /mo.
Bedrooms2
Baths1
Size120.00 m2
2 Bedrooms
1 Baths
120.00 m2
Lane House for Rent in Former French Concession area, within Xuhui District. It has 2 bedrooms and 120 sq.m. floor space [more]
Lane House for Rent in Former French Concession area, within Xuhui District. It has 2 bedrooms and 1 [more]
¥ 24,000 /mo.
Lane House in Former French Concession HAO Realty Shanghai HAOLC075419
Rentals

Lane House in Former French Concession

¥ 250,000 /mo.
Bedrooms8
Baths3
Size1,000.00 m2
8 Bedrooms
3 Baths
1,000.00 m2
Lane House for Rent in Former French Concession area, within Xuhui District. It has 8 bedrooms and 1000 sq.m. floor spac [more]
Lane House for Rent in Former French Concession area, within Xuhui District. It has 8 bedrooms and 1 [more]
¥ 250,000 /mo.
Taiping Garden HAO Realty Shanghai HAOLC075858
Rentals

Taiping Garden

¥ 33,000 /mo.
Bedrooms3
Baths3
Size180.00 m2
3 Bedrooms
3 Baths
180.00 m2
Lane House for Rent in West Nanjing Road area, within Jingan District. Situated in Taiping Garden. It has 3 bedrooms and [more]
Lane House for Rent in West Nanjing Road area, within Jingan District. Situated in Taiping Garden. I [more]
¥ 33,000 /mo.
Lane House in Former French Concession HAO Realty Shanghai HAOLC075678
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Lane House in Former French Concession

¥ 36,000 /mo.
Bedrooms5
Baths2
Size240.00 m2
5 Bedrooms
2 Baths
240.00 m2
Lane House for Rent in Former French Concession area, within Xuhui District. It has 5 bedrooms and 240 sq.m. floor space [more]
Lane House for Rent in Former French Concession area, within Xuhui District. It has 5 bedrooms and 2 [more]
¥ 36,000 /mo.
Lane House in Former French Concession HAO Realty Shanghai HAOLC075547
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Lane House in Former French Concession

¥ 200,000 /mo.
Bedrooms8
Baths2
Size600.00 m2
8 Bedrooms
2 Baths
600.00 m2
Lane House for Rent in Former French Concession area, within Xuhui District. It has 8 bedrooms and 600 sq.m. floor space [more]
Lane House for Rent in Former French Concession area, within Xuhui District. It has 8 bedrooms and 6 [more]
¥ 200,000 /mo.
Perfect Garden HAO Realty Shanghai HAOLC075974
Rentals

Perfect Garden

¥ 32,800 /mo.
Bedrooms3
Baths3
Size168.00 m2
3 Bedrooms
3 Baths
168.00 m2
Villa for Rent in Hongqiao area, within Changning District. Situated in Perfect Garden. It has 3 bedrooms and 168 sq.m. [more]
Villa for Rent in Hongqiao area, within Changning District. Situated in Perfect Garden. It has 3 bed [more]
¥ 32,800 /mo.
Villa in Xujing Area HAO Realty Shanghai HAOKK071299
Rentals

Villa in Xujing Area

¥ 36,000 /mo.
Bedrooms5
Baths4
Size400.00 m2
5 Bedrooms
4 Baths
400.00 m2
Villa for Rent in Xujing area, within Qingpu District. It has 5 bedrooms and 400 sq.m. floor space. The villa is spaciou [more]
Villa for Rent in Xujing area, within Qingpu District. It has 5 bedrooms and 400 sq.m. floor space. [more]
¥ 36,000 /mo.
Chunrian Garden HAO Realty Shanghai HAOKK069920
Rentals

Chunrian Garden

¥ 45,000 /mo.
Bedrooms5
Baths3
Size236.00 m2
5 Bedrooms
3 Baths
236.00 m2
Villa for Rent in Zhongshan Park area, within Changning District. Situated in Chunrian Garden. It has 5 bedrooms and 236 [more]
Villa for Rent in Zhongshan Park area, within Changning District. Situated in Chunrian Garden. It ha [more]
¥ 45,000 /mo.
Rentals

Wanyi Fang

¥ 45,000 /mo.
Bedrooms4
Baths3
Size200.00 m2
4 Bedrooms
3 Baths
200.00 m2
Villa for Rent in Xintiandi area, within Huangpu District. Situated in Wanyi Fang. It has 4 bedrooms and 200 sq.m. floor [more]
Villa for Rent in Xintiandi area, within Huangpu District. Situated in Wanyi Fang. It has 4 bedrooms [more]
¥ 45,000 /mo.
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Yun Jian Lu Da Di

¥ 38,000 /mo.
Bedrooms3+1
Baths2
Size200.00 m2
3+1 Bedrooms
2 Baths
200.00 m2
Villa for Rent in Jinqiao & Green City area, within Pudong District. Situated in Yun Jian Lu Da Di. It has 3+1 bedrooms [more]
Villa for Rent in Jinqiao & Green City area, within Pudong District. Situated in Yun Jian Lu Da Di. [more]
¥ 38,000 /mo.
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Westwood Green

¥ 30,000 /mo.
Bedrooms4
Baths4
Size349.00 m2
4 Bedrooms
4 Baths
349.00 m2
Villa for Rent in Huacao Town area, within Minhang District. Situated in Westwood Green. It has 4 bedrooms and 349 sq.m. [more]
Villa for Rent in Huacao Town area, within Minhang District. Situated in Westwood Green. It has 4 be [more]
¥ 30,000 /mo.
long-term

KaiLin Apartments

¥ 32,000 /mo.
Bedrooms3
Baths2
Size150.00 m2
3 Bedrooms
2 Baths
150.00 m2
Service Apartment for Rent in Jing'an Temple area, within Jingan District. Situated in KaiLin Apartments. It has 3 bedro [more]
Service Apartment for Rent in Jing'an Temple area, within Jingan District. Situated in KaiLin Apartm [more]
¥ 32,000 /mo.
Rentals

Ambassy Court

¥ 24,000 /mo.
Bedrooms2
Baths2
Size151.00 m2
2 Bedrooms
2 Baths
151.00 m2
Service Apartment for Rent in Former French Concession area, within Xuhui District. Situated in Ambassy Court. It has 2 [more]
Service Apartment for Rent in Former French Concession area, within Xuhui District. Situated in Amba [more]
¥ 24,000 /mo.
Zhenning Road 18 HAO Realty Shanghai HAOTW061151
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Zhenning Road 18

¥ 19,000 /mo.
Bedrooms2
Baths1
Size104.00 m2
2 Bedrooms
1 Baths
104.00 m2
Service Apartment for Rent in Former French Concession area, within Xuhui District. Situated in Zhenning Road 18. It has [more]
Service Apartment for Rent in Former French Concession area, within Xuhui District. Situated in Zhen [more]
¥ 19,000 /mo.
Rainbow City - Hall of the Moon HAO Realty Shanghai HAOTW061131
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Rainbow City – Hall of the Moon

¥ 14,000 /mo.
Bedrooms2
Baths1
Size85.00 m2
2 Bedrooms
1 Baths
85.00 m2
Service Apartment for Rent in Hongkou District. Situated in Rainbow City - Hall of the Moon. It has 2 bedrooms and 85 sq [more]
Service Apartment for Rent in Hongkou District. Situated in Rainbow City - Hall of the Moon. It has [more]
¥ 14,000 /mo.
May Flower Service Apartment HAO Realty Shanghai HAOTW061105
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May Flower Service Apartment

¥ 9,000 /mo.
Bedrooms1
Baths1
Size57.00 m2
1 Bedrooms
1 Baths
57.00 m2
Service Apartment for Rent in Zhabei District. Situated in May Flower Service Apartment. It has 1 bedroom and 57 sq.m. f [more]
Service Apartment for Rent in Zhabei District. Situated in May Flower Service Apartment. It has 1 be [more]
¥ 9,000 /mo.
Jinchao Boruige HAO Realty Shanghai HAOTW060859
Rentals

Jinchao Boruige

¥ 10,500 /mo.
Bedrooms1
Baths1
Size65.00 m2
1 Bedrooms
1 Baths
65.00 m2
Service Apartment for Rent in Downtown area, within Huangpu District. Situated in Jinchao Boruige. It has 1 bedroom and [more]
Service Apartment for Rent in Downtown area, within Huangpu District. Situated in Jinchao Boruige. I [more]
¥ 10,500 /mo.

best areas to live in shanghai

FIND PROPERTIES IN YOUR FAVORITE NEIGHBORHOOD

Xintiandi

122 Listings

Xujiahui

361 Listings

Jing'an Temple

398 Listings

Gubei

83 Listings

Lujiazui CBD

98 Listings

Xujing

42 Listings

finding your home in shanghai

STRESS-FREE HOUSE HUNTING WITH HAO REALTY

Searching and finding a new home in Shanghai can seem like a daunting endeavor for expats: the language barrier, a cultural gap, a seemingly opaque residential leasing market, and lots of myths around the housing market in China might be between you and your new home. HAO Realty has put together the perfect package to make finding your new Shanghai apartment or villa a smooth, trouble-, and stress-free experience. Our broad property network and deep market knowledge, combined with reliable and skillful team members have earned us the trust of many multi-national enterprises and individual expats in Shanghai. Contact us to make the first step towards renting your dream home in Shanghai.

why you should work with us

WHAT OUR CLIENTS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT US
The service HAO is offering is outstanding and the quality of all the housing shown are very good. We were impressed with the help we have received and will recommend HAO Realty to our friends.
Thomas C., V.P. (CND)
I had a rather unusual request and had contacted three agencies before already - all of them turned me down as it 'wouldn't fit into their business scope'. HAO Realty and Rufus specifically turned out to be very eager to help, even though I believe it was very difficult to check all boxes for my requirements. Thank you so much once more!
Ramona, Artist
As I am back in China, I wanna say thanks a lot for giving us so much care! Especially Lina did always a very good job, with lots of patience, cleverness and punctuality. You can be so lucky to have such a worthy supporter in your team!
Josef E., Director (Omya Investment Co., Ltd.)
HAO has helped our team immensely and saved us a great deal of work load through immediate and proper responses to various crisis particularly in tenancy management.
Simon W., Group Retail Director (Value Retail PLC)

about hao realty

WHAT WE WANT TO TELL YOU ABOUT US

Massive Property Database

Not only do we have our own database which has been maintained for over 5 years already, but we are also subscribed to three other up-to-date resources to ensure the largest property database possible for our clients.

Most Experienced Consultants

HAO Realty consultants have almost double the industry average level of experience and are highly-trained and skilled in handling customers’ needs. You will be in safe hands and your satisfaction is guaranteed.

24/7 Maintenance and Follow up

Our service does not stop when you found your home. Our 24/7 on-call service takes over and helps with all your questions and maintenance issues. We make sure you enjoy a high standard of living and no stress.

moving to shanghai

GETTING TO KNOW THE CITY

Shanghai (上海 – meaning “on the sea”) is China’s largest city by population and the biggest city proper in the world, with around 25 million reisidents, of which 18 million are living in Shanghai’s central districts.

The city is divided in two parts by Huangpu River. Puxi (浦西 – “west (xi) of the Huangpu“) is the historical part of the city, and the newly-developed Pudong (浦东 – east (dong) of the Huangpu“) side is home to several business and financial districts. Residents consider Puxi to have more of ‘character’. Popular areas in Puxi are the Former French Concession, People’s Square and Jing’an. Pudong is modern and recently-developed. It feels more sterile and business-oriented, with areas such as Lujiazui, the main financial district, or Zhangjiang High-Tech Park, China’s Silicone Valley.

Shanghai Expat Apartments for Rent

Shanghai’s world-famous skyline is dominated by the Oriental Pearl TV Tower, the Shanghai World Financial Centre (aka ‘SWFC’ or ‘the bottle opener’, the Jinmao Tower, and the stunning Shanghai Tower, Shanghai’s tallest building, measuring in 632 meters.

Shanghai Real Estate

KNOWING THE HOUSING MARKET

Finding a Shanghai apartment for rent can be tough if you are on your own. Chinese culture has a strong emphasis on owning a house as condition for a marriage. The rental market is therefore only a relatively small segment of the Shanghai real estate industry. As Shanghai is a migrant city, attracting Chinese and foreign talents alike, demand for good rental apartments is nevertheless high and attractive properties with a fair price tag rent out very fast, sometimes even within a day. It is therefore important to work with a good agency or agent who is always up-to-date on recent and soon-to-be available properties.

To successfully find an apartment that you will enjoy for the whole duration of your stay in Shanghai, identifying your needs & requirements is necessary. Depending on your family situation, work or study place, interests, and available housing budget, different property types and locations are preferable.

The districts Huangpu, Jing’an, Xuhui, and Changning are the commercial and cultural center of Shanghai. Residential hotspots within this area are the former French Concession, Xintiandi, People’s Square, Jing’an Temple, Xujiahui, and Gubei. While these areas are very suitable for both singles and families with children, exorbitant per-sqm prices make it sometimes difficult to find family-sized apartments within the housing budget. Singles and couples can normally get away with paying between 7,000 and 20,000 RMB  per month, while 15,000 RMB are the very start of the spectrum for a 3-bedroom apartment.

Expat families with children attending an international high-school in Shanghai most times opt for suburban areas, such as Hongqiao, Huacao, and Xujing in Puxi, or Green City and Kangqiao in Pudong. Several world-class international schools can be found in these areas, which has resulted in established expat communities and businesses catering to expat needs. A typical villa in these expat neighborhoods costs between 30,000 and 45,000 RMB/month, with Green City being home to luxury villas typically priced between 40,000 and 65,000 RMB/month.

If you wish to learn more about the price differences in Shanghai’s various areas, you can find our Shanghai rent index 2018/19 here.

For information about expat-popular neighborhoods, click here.

Shanghai Housing Types

Shanghai, as a city where past and future meet in the present, features  a good diversity of housing types. Generally you can find the following housing types:

Modern apartments / condos: Since the end of the 1990s most new construction comprises of clusters of high-rise apartment buildings, which can be found throughout the city, from downtown to the edge of Shanghai. So called compounds come with gated access, 24/7 security, property management staff, and often  community gardens, onsite gym, swimming pool, and playground.

Lane Houses:  Lane Houses are a distinct housing form of Shanghai, similar to hutongs in Beijing. Lane Houses are terraced houses built in the 1920s and 30s during the time of foreign concessions. While they offer a lot of charm and character, they can bring unpleasant surprises that expats will want to avoid: dampness and mold especially on the ground floor, narrow pipes that can freeze during winter, insufficient heat and sound insulation, or shared kitchens (and therefore various smells) in the common areas of the house. Lane houses offered by HAO Realty have  usually been modernized and make for good homes.

Old apartment buildings: Art Deco architecture was very popular during the booming 1920s and resulted in some of Shanghai’s nicest and sought-after apartment buildings today. Especially along Middle Huaihai Road  you will see  architectural highlights. Apartments in these buildings are highly sought-after, as they combine old world charm with lasting quality.

Mid-rise (5-7 storeys) concrete run-up buildings: These buildings from the 1970s and 80s have preserved the charm of communist China in Shanghai. They lack elevators and are often not very appealing from the outside. However, they will remind you to not teach a book by its cover, as some of the nicest apartments we have seen are hidden gems inside these blocks.

Service apartments: these apartments are hotel-like homes, ideal for persons and families who seek convenience. Services such as concierge, housekeeping, laundry, free/priced-in utility consumption, free clubhouse access, onsite restaurants, etc. make these perfect for expats who prefer to relax when coming home from work.

Villas: Beside very few historical villas, free-standing single-family houses are not to be found in Downtown, but only in the suburbs of Shanghai. As independent construction is uncommon in most of Shanghai, these villas are located in compounds. Most times units within the same compound look very similar and are only different in size and furnishing.

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