What is it like to live in the M50 art district in Shanghai vs living in Xuhui? Is it even common for people to live in that area (M50)?
As others mentioned, nobody lives inside M50 (only art spaces and caffes there).
Then just next to M50, you have 30+K people living in the so-called Brilliant City (中远两湾城). This is one of the biggest and densest compound in Shanghai, one of the craziest urban living experiments from the early 2000s. There is all kind of stories and flats to be found there…
Xuhui is very diverse, so hard to say which one is better.
Source : 中远两湾城 _百度百科
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