The area surrounding Jing’an Temple can be considered the commercial and cultural center of Shanghai’s Puxi part. Banks, grade A high-rise office towers, malls, fine dining, bars & other nightlife are concentrated densely here, which makes the area immensely convenient, especially for expats who work here.
Metro Line 2, which can accessed beneath Jing’an Temple, offers good links to both West and East of Shanghai, where you find Hongqiao and Lujiazui, respectively.
Housing in the area are mostly high-rise apartment buildings (single high-rise and compounds with onsite facilities alike), and some extraordinary lane houses.
Generally speaking, Jing’an Temple area is suitable for expats and families who value location and convenience, which is not meant to say that housing quality falls short here – with One Park Avenue and Eight Park Avenue as well as the Grand Summit, some of the most sought-after high-end compounds are situated here.