Initially, Eastern District a backwater of fishing villages, quarries and dockyards, the Eastern District is now mainly residential, with some industrial areas and many big shopping malls. Though most Home Ownership Scheme and public housing estates are located from Sai Wan Ho to Chai Wan, large private housing estates are found within the eastern district, including Heng Fa Chuen and Taikoo Shing, Kornhill. A business hub was developed from the former industrial areas in western part of Quarry Bay. Accommodations and commercial buildings will also be produced near Fortress Hill along the coast.
The total region of Eastern District is approximately 1,900 Hectares. The district is based on the Northern part of Hong Kong Island, starting in the Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter in the western side, stretching eastward to Victoria Park, North Point, Quarry Bay, Shau Kei Wan, Chai Wan and Siu Sai Wan.