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Recommended Residential Districts for English speaking expats please

Hi, I'm hoping to move to Shanghai soon and am interested to know about and understand the different residential districts within the city. I hope to be working around Nanjing Road area Jing'an.
What residential districts are recommended for expats looking to enjoy Shanghai, but be within easy commute for work and the main airports?

JingAn district has one of the priciest apartments in Shanghai, most of the units nearby Nanjing west road are either serviced apartments or old residential units with local management and standard. It's a matter of budget.
Try to get a separate housing allowance of at least 15k RMB, assuming you are single or MUCH MORE if you have family, if you are negotiating the contact with a potential employee.
Cheaper and decent options are within walk distance from line 7 changping road, xikang road, kangding road, changshou road...
One last word about metro network in Shanghai, it gets very crowded during rush-hours and many expats couldn't stand it after a few weeks which contributes to their higher number of 'bad China days' ; )

Many thanks for your reply..

Are there recommended agencies/apps or other methods to find apartments or serviced apartments?

There are agencies, APPs, websites. Unfortunately, most of them are not very transparent or dont bother to verify their listings!
I'd strongly recommend to make your decision after you touch down, perhaps staying in a hotel first while taking time to view several units.
In main-time, you may use your favourite search engine for some housing pics with price tag!

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