Street Signs: Huashan Road

By Johan Prozesky 2021-04-07 12:20:51


District: Changning and Jing’an

Cross Streets: Zhenning Road and Hongqiao Road

Nearest Metro Station: Jiao Tong University, Line 10 and 11; Exit 7

History and modernity blend beautifully along winding Huashan Road, stretching from Jing’an Temple to the Xujiahui area. Built in the 1860’s, many influential artists and scholars have called the street home, along with powerful people who played a role in the shaping of Shanghai history. They used to live here in their imposing villas, and, exploring the street, you will notice different architectural styles. Its distinctive architecture is one of the main reasons Huashan Road is famous.

Huashan Road is one of the 144 heritage roads in the city, never to be widened to protect historic buildings and trees. This initiative by the local government is a big part of the reason that Shanghai is one of the best-preserved cities in China, despite all the modernization.

The picturesque tree-lined street is good for a family stroll, especially nearer to the Jing’an area; whether it is to explore the architecture, shop, relax in a park or grab something to eat at one of the numerous fine eateries.


1. Looking for elegant living in a central, sought-after location, with every whim catered to and no detail overlooked? Breathtaking views, well maintained lush gardens, contemporary interiors, 24-hour security and concierge service are just some of the features that make Central Residences II so inviting, contributing to a life of comfort and serenity. With the hustle and bustle of the city just minutes away – this is as good as it gets. Upmarket cafés, western restaurants and galleries are near. Just minutes from major roads, residents have easy access to other parts of the city.

Satellite TV, children’s playground, reading room, sauna, gym and sports club offering tennis, squash, table tennis, yoga and swimming pool add to a living experience that is hard to improve on.

Address: No.166, Lane 1038, Huashan Road, Changning District

Tel: 6226 6633


2. Located in the heart of Xujiahui, the boutique five star Radisson Blu Plaza Xingguo Hotel towers over beautiful gardens and villas, providing a tranquil oasis for guests. With its easy access from highways and both airports, as well as major shopping, entertainment, and historical areas, the hotel is a favourite with guests staying for pleasure or business. 

Adding to the luxurious experience are the well-equipped banquet and meeting facilities, business and conference center, along with a full health club and recreation centre.

Award winning, sophisticated dining at any of the four restaurants is sure to please. Their Li Palace restaurant is a connoisseur’s dream – why not pop in there and spoil your family one evening?

The Radisson obviously realizes that paying close attention to small details can have a huge effect, inspiring an unforgettable experience.

Address: 1F, 78 Xingguo Road (near Huashan Road)

Tel: 6212 9998


3. Despite Shanghai’s reputation for innovation and renewal, its beautiful well-maintained parks remain destinations for some serious R&R by citizens of all ages. Some of these parks are huge sprawls of green spaces, while others feel more like little hidden pockets of tranquility. Huashan Children’s Park is one of the latter - it is a small, charming spot with lush greenery that feels more like someone’s big backyard than a park. Quiet and less touristy, people take their dogs for a walk and kids enjoy the playground equipment.

Address: 1575 Huashan Park


4. Founded in 2003, American Sino & Children’s Hospital (Outpatient) provide a comprehensive array of OB/GYN and pediatric services, like prenatal packages and different birthing options. They are dedicated to providing value-added and customized healthcare. The facilities are equipped with state-of-the-art technology. Medical staff speak English and Chinese, and direct billing services are available with almost all leading insurance providers.

Address: 2-3F, Block 6, Clove Apartment Building, 800 Huashan Road (near Changle Road)

Tel: 3175 2520 for Pediatrics; 3175 2530 for OB/GYN


5. Visiting Melody Jiezhou Art & International Preschool, the relaxed family-like atmosphere is tangible – obviously conducive to learning. They opened in 2005, and offer places to children aged 1.5 to 4 years, of whom more than half are expats. Their bilingual curriculum is based around mental training, music, and rhythm, creativity, brain development, and language and communication, with elements of Montessori education and JELIC brain development. They focus on developing healthy habits and stimulating children’s natural curiosity and desire to explore the world.

Address: 91 Xingguo Road (near Huashan Road)

Tel: 6438 7603