any nice apartments in shanghai?
September 2, 2007 4:41 PM   Subscribe

i need an apartment in shanghai, but i want somethign nice! is there any cool warehouse type accomodation, because all the apartments i have looked at are cr@ppy.

after christmas i expect to be working in shanghai wiht my global company. i have checked out some apartments that friends are in. they are stale, poor layout, unattractive, unfashionable, high rise, depressing .... in my last two places, i have had really nice open plan spacious warehouse style accomodation. does anything nice exist in shanghai? i want apartment, and the budget is probably less than or around US2000 per month. i just want something open plan and pleasant to live in..
posted by edtut to Travel & Transportation around Shanghai, China (3 answers total)
Emily Prager wrote an article published in the NY Times on July 19 about her experience relocating to Shanghai. I think it's now a Times Select article, but I wonder if there's any way to get in touch with her about real estate agents etc.

The article is really interesting. Here's the link
if you want to try to access it.

Good Luck
posted by nnk at 5:09 PM on September 2, 2007

I did some poking around. Here are some possibilities:

Craigslist post
Shanghai Expat listing
Realtor's listing
Another Craigslist post
ARK Shanghai might be promising
Another one

(the thesaurus abuse in some of those listing sites is truly entertaining!)

I don't think any of these are truly open plan, though. I don't know how competitive the market is right now, but it sounds like you have a pretty good idea of the kind of place you want to live in. In that case, I'd either fly over earlier and rent something in advance, or stay in a hotel when you first get there so that you can check things out in person.

Good luck!
posted by wintersweet at 5:11 PM on September 2, 2007

email me and I can send you the article if you can't get it yourself.
posted by nnk at 5:13 PM on September 2, 2007

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