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Kornhill (Chinese: 康怡花園) and Kornhill Gardens (康山花園) are apartment buildings on the northern slope of Mount Parker, in Quarry Bay, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong. Kornhill is a private housing estate and Kornhill Gardens is a Private Sector Participation Scheme estate. The total population is approximately 30,000.
The name comes from a small hill within the area close to the foot of Mount Parker. Kornhill was the site of the company residence of the senior manager of the Taikoo Sugar Refinery and the first senior manager was Ferdinand Korn. The hill was almost level by the early 1980s, and can hardly be recognised. The modern-day housing estate was constructed in concert with the MTR Island Line and opened by 1987.
There are a total 44 blocks, with heights ranging from 20 to 34 storeys, including 42 conventional residential buildings, one block of serviced apartments, and an office tower. The residential blocks in Kornhill are named after English letters and there are two blocks of each letter (i.e. A1, A2, D1, D2, P1, P2.) In Kornhill Gardens, the blocks are named in Arabic numbers from 1 to 10. Kornhill Gardens blocks are sold under the HOS Scheme.
Blocks A1 to H2 are on Hong Shing Street (康盛街). Blocks J1 to M2 are on Hong Yue Street (康愉街). Blocks N1 to R2 are on Hong On Street (康安街). There is no block I, O, and S to Z. Blocks 1 to 10 are on southern side (western bound) of King's Road.
MTR Property is responsible for management.
There are two primary schools:
- Shanghai Alumni Primary School (滬江小學)
- Buddhist Chung Wah Kornhill Primary School (佛教中華康山學校)
Kindergartens and NurseriesEdit
and nine kindergartens:
- Kornhill Anglo-Chinese Kindergarten (康怡中英文幼稚園)
- Kornhill International Kindergarten (康怡國際幼稚園)
- Kornhill Japanese Kindergarten (康怡日本語幼稚園)
- Kornhill Christian Anglo-Chinese Kindergarten (基督教康山中英文幼稚園) (Protestant)
- Creativity (Kornhill Gardens) Child Care Centre (躍思(康山)幼稚園)
- Victoria Infant & Toddler Playland (維多利亞嬰幼樂園)
- Victoria (Kornhill) International Kindergarten (維多利亞(康怡)國際幼兒園)
- Victoria Kindergarten + Victoria International Nursery (維多利亞幼稚園,維多利亞國際幼兒園)
Parks and recreationEdit
Greeneries are all around the residential areas.
A recreation club, in two phases (one near Block B and another near Block H) with two swimming pools, six tennis courts, one squash court, a fitness gymnasium, and a barbecue site is available to club members only.
The Tai Tam Country Park (Quarry Bay Extension) is right next to Hong Shing Street.
Shopping and officesEdit
A shopping mall Kornhill Plaza (康怡廣場) (North and South, 北座 and 南座) is in between Kornhill and Kornhill Gardens, acrossing Kornhill Road. A department store AEON is in Kornhill Plaza South. On top of Kornhill Plaza South is the Kornhill Apartments (康蘭居), and on top of Kornhill Plaza North is the Kornhill Metro Tower office building.
- Kornhill is served by Tai Koo MTR station on the Island Line.
- Tram stops and bus stops are available at Kornhill Road.
- Public bus service by New World First Bus, Citybus and Kowloon Motor Bus (KMB serves only cross-harbour routes) at Kornhill Road and King's Road.
- Minibus service to North Point (33), Shau Kei Wan (32), and within Kornhill between Hong Shing Street and Tai Koo MTR station Hong On Street (33M), Mount Parker Lodge (32A), Wanchai and Kennedy Town (Red non-franchised minibuses)
- The Hong Shing Street, Hong On Street, and Hong Yue Street and the Kornhill side (southern side, west bound) of King's Road are restricted and not open to public buses to avoid nuisance to residents.
Major streets and roadsEdit
Kornhill has two constituencies within the Eastern District Council. Blocks A1 to M2, together with Sai Wan Terrace and The Floridian, are in the Kornhill (康怡) constituency. Blocks N1 to R2, and blocks 1 to 10 are in the Kornhill Gardens (康山) constituency.
The current district council members of Kornhill to the Eastern District Council are and EUNG. Yuk Chu Ting, the current chair of the council and an appointed member, used to be elected through the constituency of LEUNG.
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- District Council electoral boundaries: Eastern District
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- Satellite image of Kornhill, Kornhill Gardens and the vicinity from Google Maps
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