Apartments in Shenzhen




Many expats dream of living in China. Apart from the opportunity to live and work abroad, there is a chance to experience a new culture while learning another language. Shenzhen is one of the most exciting places for this, with a rich history and an exciting future ahead.

Shenzhen was one of the first cities in China to be established after Deng Xiaoping initiated economic reforms in 1979. The city has grown rapidly since then, with a population increase of over 400% between 1980 and 1990. At this time Shenzhen City was put under the direct control of Guangdong Province, making it a special economic zone.

The city was established as a special economic zone in 1980, after which it quickly became a world leader in innovation and development. Today, it has become one of the largest cities in China with over 12 million people calling it home. As such, there are always opportunities for English jobs, both short-term and long-term.

Apartments are readily available, but can be difficult for expats to find without help from real estate agencies.

Apartments in Shenzhen

Why Move to Shenzhen?

Shenzhen is famous for its innovative spirit and openness to new ideas that brings out creativity in both business and individuals. It is also a relatively safe city in China. Some of the world’s largest companies have established their R&D operations here, including Huawei, Tencent and ZTE – three of China’s biggest technology companies.

Shenzhen is already known throughout Asia as being very modern and developed. Apartments in Shenzhen are of very high quality, thus offering expats comfort and convenience. Many choose an apartment because it is more affordable than paying rent for a hotel.

Apartments also offer privacy, which can be difficult to find in China where neighbors constantly overhear each other’s conversations. If you’re looking for entertainment, Shenzhen has a number of options from bars and night clubs to sporting events and karaoke.

Steps to Getting an Apartment in Shenzhen

The best thing to do when trying to get an apartment in Shenzhen is to find a real estate agency that can help you with your search. Apartments are usually rented on a per-month basis, so the agent will have no problem finding you one for however long you plan on being in China.

Once you have selected an agent, it’s important to let them know about your specific needs and any other requests. If there are features of the area or building where your future apartment is located that would be beneficial for you, then these should be mentioned too.

Before signing anything, get more information on costs, fees and security deposits – which can often hold up the process of moving into an apartment. Make sure everything is very clear before signing off on anything.

Once everything is squared away, the agent will provide you with an apartment for your time in China – which can last anywhere from a couple of months to several years.

Security deposits are often required by the landlord when renting an apartment – make sure this is clear before signing any paperwork.

Apartments in Shenzhen can be fairly affordable, but make sure you check with your employer about the cost of living in each area to know how much it will cost to live there.

Apartments usually come fully furnished and include internet access and maintenance services. This varies from building to building though, so be sure to ask prior to signing a lease.

Many people choose apartments in Shenzhen because they offer privacy and comfort without having high costs associated with them like rent in most Western countries.

Tips For Finding an Apartment in Shenzhen

Now that you know some of the histories of this vibrant city and why it is such an attractive place to live, let’s turn our attention to several tips you should consider when trying to find apartments in Shenzhen.

  • Apartments are very easy to find, but it’s recommended that you get help from real estate agencies. They may provide valuable assistance and insight that will make the endeavor that much easier.
  • Apartments are usually rented on a per-month basis, meaning they’re more affordable than staying at a hotel. It is also customary to pay two months worth of rent as security deposit.
  • Apartments in Shenzhen are very high quality and new buildings can be found throughout the city.
    Security deposits are often required by the landlord when renting an apartment – make sure this is clear before signing any paperwork.
  • Apartments may be rented unfurnished or furnished. If you plan on bringing your own furniture with you then unfurnished might be the best option for you. If not, think about what pieces would make your room comfortable and give your new home character.
  • Apartments in Shenzhen are generally well maintained and their quality is very high, so it is worth taking your time when choosing the right place for you. Look at the property yourself and get an agent who speaks English to accompany you on your visit to make communicating any issues easier.
  • Apartments in Shenzhen can be fairly affordable, but make sure you check with your employer about the cost of living in each area to know how much it will cost to live there.
  • When signing a contract, make sure you understand what is on it beforehand. Bring a translator with you to look over the contract before signing.

The Shenzhen Districts

Bao’an Apartments


Apartment 45 sqm in Luohu District – 2500CNY

Price: ¥ 2500 / Month

45 sqm, 1 bedroom/s & 1 bathroom/s

Balcony

Apartment 56 sqm in Luohu District – 3800CNY

Price: ¥ 3800 / Month

56 sqm, 1 bedroom/s & 1 bathroom/s

Balcony

Apartment 56 sqm in Luohu District – 3800CNY

Price: ¥ 3800 / Month

56 sqm, 1 bedroom/s & 1 bathroom/s

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Futian Apartments


Apartment 56 sqm in Luohu District – 4700CNY

Price: ¥ 4700 / Month

56 sqm, 1 bedroom/s & 1 bathroom/s

Balcony, Pets Allowed

Apartment 52 sqm in Luohu District – 4700CNY

Price: ¥ 4700 / Month

52 sqm, 1 bedroom/s & 1 bathroom/s

Air Conditioned, Balcony, Pets Allowed

Apartment 45 sqm in Luohu District – 4200CNY

Price: ¥ 4200 / Month

45 sqm, 1 bedroom/s & 1 bathroom/s

Balcony, Pets Allowed

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Longgang Apartments


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Longhua Apartments


Apartment 52 sqm in Luohu District – 2900CNY

Price: ¥ 2900 / Month

52 sqm, 1 bedroom/s & 1 bathroom/s

Balcony, Pets Allowed

Apartment 45 sqm in Luohu District – 1900CNY

Price: ¥ 1900 / Month

45 sqm, 1 bedroom/s & 1 bathroom/s

Balcony, Garden, Pets Allowed

Apartment 45 sqm in Luohu District – 2600CNY

Price: ¥ 2600 / Month

45 sqm, 1 bedroom/s & 1 bathroom/s

Balcony, Garden, Pets Allowed

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Luohu Apartments


Apartment 45 sqm in Luohu District – 3900CNY

Price: ¥ 3900 / Month

45 sqm, 1 bedroom/s & 1 bathroom/s

Balcony, Pets Allowed

Apartment 45 sqm in Luohu District – 4500CNY

Price: ¥ 4500 / Month

45 sqm, 1 bedroom/s & 1 bathroom/s

Balcony

Apartment 45 sqm in Luohu District – 3900CNY

Price: ¥ 3900 / Month

45 sqm, 1 bedroom/s & 1 bathroom/s

Balcony

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Nanshan Apartments


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Shekou Apartments


【Coastal Rose Garden3】223㎡ seaview big balcony 4bedrooms

Price: ¥ 27500 / Month

223 sqm, 4 bedroom/s & 3 bathroom/s

【The Peninsula4】113㎡ seaview oven kitchen brand new 3bedrooms

Price: ¥ 21000 / Month

113 sqm, 3 bedroom/s & 2 bathroom/s

【Coastal Rose Garden2】126㎡ renovation seaview Oven kitchen 3Br

Price: ¥ 22000 / Month

130 sqm, 3 bedroom/s & 2 bathroom/s

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Yantian Apartments


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