Regional characteristics

Rivers and streams in Seongdong-gu, such as Jungnangcheon Stream and Cheonggyecheon Stream which cover the Wangsimni, Majang, and Yongdap area, have greatly contributed to Seongdong-gu to grow into the center of transportation and commerce. Especially, Yongdap-dong acts as a hub for used vehicles, which take up most of the used vehicles sales in Seoul.
There were many old and worn-down houses in Geumho-dong, Oksu-dong, Haengdang-dong, and Eungbong-dong, among others, but the ongoing redevelopment and reconstruction projects are revamping the areas into a pleasant housing environment that faces the southern banks of the Hangang River.
For transportation, subway lines 2, 3, and 5 and the Bundang Line pass by, making Seongdong-gu the transport hub of northeast Seoul connecting Gangnam-gu and Gangbuk-gu. The Seongsu-dong area, the core of IT complexes, is expected to develop as an IT hub which will lead the regional economy for an abundant future.

Subway pictures

The transportation hub connecting Gangnam-gu and Gangbuk-gu centered around Wangsimni

There are 17 subway stations from subway lines 2, 3, and 5, the Gyeongui–Jungang Line, and the Bundang Line in Seongdong-gu. This makes Seongdong-gu the transport hub of northeast Seoul connecting Gangnam-gu and Gangbuk-gu with the Donghodaegyo Bridge and the Seongsudaegyo Bridge.

River pictures

A district of water that retains Seoul’s longest waterside

As a district of water that borders on a total 14.2 km waterside, including Cheonggyecheon and Jungnangcheon Streams and the Hangang River, Seongdong-gu will continue to flourish through active waterside development.

City photo

A multi-dimensional district with manufacturing, logistics, and residential functions

Seongdong-gu offers diverse functions, such as a manufacturing district with the Seongsu heavy-industries area of 2.17 ㎢, a logistical district with the Yongdap-dong used car market and the Majang Livestock Market, and a residential district with large apartment complexes in Geumho-dong, Oksu-dong, and Haengdang-dong.