I'll bite. What's satisfying about living in Hsinchu city?
I had a chance to move to Hsinchu city a couple of times and both times backed out. I could have done a year or two there I reckon.
It hardly even deserves title of city...more like town with other towns and industrial parks and residential areas attached to it. The road system in Hsinchu drives me absolutely bananas and that's saying something for Taiwan.
The lack of public transport options in the city makes it really sucky to commute around along with the awful access to the science park.
The lack of parking on weekends also drove me insane..every weekend all the car parks would be full with big queues going into them.
A few years ago it's only modern shopping mall in the city was half abandoned but I believe they reopened it again.
There's a couple of redeveloped areas that are okay, where the carrefour /RT mart is I guess.
The little zoo is kind of cool.
The riverside area in the center ain't too bad a walk.
There used to be a bunch of expats hangouts and bars but my impression is they died out over the years.
Other than I'm struggling here.