Clifford Estates is a large gated community consisting of apartments, villas and houses. The estates cover an area of more than 500 hectares with about 60,000 homes and a population of more than 200,000 representing people from 70 countries and regions.
In 2014, Clifford Estates commenced a major transformation that will see the building of a large shopping, recreation and entertainment area (called Clifford Wonderland), several apartment buildings, a brand new hospital building, a hotel, roads, a tunnel as well as, access to Guangzhou's extensive underground transport network. In August 2016, Clifford Wonderland, the large residential and commercial shopping center, was opened to the public. In October 2017, the new modern hospital building opened. The Clifford Resort Center is undergoing renovations and there is still a lot of construction going on but most of it should be completed by 2020.
One of the more exciting construction projects for us is the new sports field being built on our campus! It will be comprised of a modern track & field sports facility and an underground parking area with bus pickup and drop off, which we expect to be completed in the spring of 2019!
There are eight internal bus routes covering every part of the Estate. The Estate is very green and well landscaped. The teacher’s apartments are well away from the new construction at the south-west end of the Estate. Many of the apartments overlook a large green space called Dafu Mountain, which you can visit and go on a hike.
On the Estate, there are many recreational and shopping areas. You can swim, go to the gym, bike, walk, jog or just have fun in the parks and gardens. Clifford teachers have free access to the swimming and fitness complex right across the street from their living apartments. There are also other resort complexes on the Estate with pools and recreational areas.
There is also a large hospital on site. It is a private hospital run by the Clifford Group. People come from all over to have access to the excellent medical staff and facilities at the hospital. They have a translation service, a VIP counter for foreigners and the school’s health insurance has direct billing arranged with the hospital.
Overall, it is a very pleasant environment to live and work. In fact, there is no real need to ever leave the Estate, but, if you wish to, there are direct buses to and from the Estate to Guangzhou (about 30-40 minutes) and other parts of Southern China, including Hong Kong, Zhuhai, Macau, and the Guangzhou International Airport (about 70-90 minutes away).
Check out our 3 minute video: Introduction to Clifford School!
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Typical Teacher Apartment