Old Xuhui

Old Xuhui refers to what many expats call the former French Concession, or FFC. Local and foreigners alike love this area for its tree-lined streets, period architecture, old parks, and a business environment that allows small shops with tailored offers to strive. Bars and restaurants are abundant.

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Why do you call it "Old Xuhui"?

As mentioned, Old Xuhui refers to the area that many expats and some locals call the former French Concession. For many Chinese, this term is offensive, reminding them of de-facto occupation of select areas within the company, during a time that is also called "Century of Humiliation".

Where exactly is this area?

Old Xuhui is right in the center of town, bordering Jing'an and Huangpu District. It's three main streets are Hengshan Road, Middle Huaihai Road, and West Jianguo Road.

How much do apartments in the Old Xuhui / Former French Concession area cost?

Unfortunately, as this is one of the most sought-after areas in Shanghai, rents are high. A typical 2br apartment in good condition will usually cost between 15,000 and 25,000 RMB per month.


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