Shenzhen - Post Report Question and Answers
What is your housing like? What are typical housing sizes, locations, and commute times for expatriates?
Most expats choose to live in apartment complexes that are considered nice by local standards. Single-family homes are exceedingly rare in Chinese cities. Shenzhen's urban area is quite spread out. The biggest cluster of expats is probably still in Shekou, on the far west, but the location is inconvenient if you work in the CBD or Luohu. - Sep 2015