Discovery Bay consists of a sizeable community of expatriates from over thirty countries. Community life centers in Discovery Bay Plaza, a commercial hub containing a bus terminus, ferry pier, an open piazza, medical clinics and a range of other shops. The Plaza also provides international themed restaurants, bars and various food outlets. Residential housing ranges from smaller apartments in mid-rise buildings to large houses with fabulous sea views and private terraces or gardens. Rents are generally more reasonable than on Hong Kong Island.