Completed in 2002, Mingyuan Century City consists of three high-rise residential towers. Apartments are individually owned and range from two to five bedrooms, and they boast generously-sized rooms and an outdoor balcony. The large majority of the units have been beautifully furnished with modern pieces and high-quality appliances, but the design details differ from one unit to another and potential tenants are encouraged to view several apartments. The onsite clubhouse includes an indoor swimming pool, gym, and sauna.
When it was first built, Mingyuan Century City was highly popular amongst international expatriates due to its enviable location. In particular, it’s near Middle Huaihai Road, Yongkang Road, IAPM Mall, etc. Its popularity has dropped as it has started to show wear-and-tear, but still, its fantastic location has ensured that it continues to attract foreign residents.
Ming Yuan Century City is located in the commercial, fast-paced district of Xuhui. Alongside Huangpu District and Jing’an District, Xuhui District is one of the city’s major affluent urban districts. Known for its history as an academic and religious center, gorgeous tree-lined streets in the Former French Concession area, and an endless array of shopping and dining options, Xuhui has remained as a long-time favorite of expatriates and locals alike.
Once owned by the Xu family, Xuhui’s Xujiahui area (the heart of the district) became engraved in time when one member, Xu Guangqi, rose to become the country’s most prominent Catholic convert and, in cooperation with his foreign counterparts, translated influential texts between Latin and Chinese. Over time, the area became known as a Catholic stronghold and a center of learning, as well as for its ties to the neighboring French Concession. Although much of the area was repurposed for industrial purposes in the mid-1900s, a 1990s development project has revived the area and transformed it into a major commercial area.
Today, Xuhui District is home to a number of key roads and sites, including: part of Huaihai Road, part of the Former French Concession area (shared with Huangpu), Shaanxi Road, Wukang Road, Fuxing Road, Shanghai Stadium (IKEA nearby), Panyu Road and Jiaotong University. It also borders Huangpu Creek, includes the South Shanghai Railway Station and the Inner Ring Elevated Road (an expressway), and provides for easy access to Huangpu, Pudong, Changing, and Minhang. As a central district, the area is well supported by the city’s expansive metro system, and some areas can be even be reached by bike or on foot.
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