Although my husband and I are natives of Beijing, we chose to have our home in the suburbs to avoid the congestion of traffic and the noisy crowd.
This area is well-loved by foreigners who are frequent travelers to Beijing for work or living in Beijing. There are many international-renowned infrastructures such as the hospital, supermarket, restaurants, leisure and entertainment facilities, as well as international schools such as International School of Beijing (ISB), managed by the U.S. Embassy, British School and Canadian school etc.. There is a lake called the Luomahu, with many trendy restaurants located nearby. During the weekend, many people make special trips from the city to Luomahu to experience the ambience and interact with the international community.