Villas in Shanghai can mostly be found in the suburbs. We work with landlords who have a property in the typical expat-popular neighborhoods, such as Green City and Kangqiao in Pudong, and Hongqiao, Huacao, and Xujing in Puxi.
In general, we Shanghainese are quite liberal regarding the meaning of villa: While in Western countries a villa is an upscale single-family home with large interior and exterior, in China, “villa” is used for all independent single-family homes. However, as with all the listings on haorealty.com, we focus on those properties that meet the requirements of expats, even more so when it comes to families. Hence, the majority of listings on this page is comparable to the Western usage of “villa”.