I’m not sure whether to put this in the “Living in Taiwan” or “Real Estate and Housing” forums, so pls feel free to move this thread if appropriate.
My wife, 14 month old daughter, and myself will be relocating to Taipei next month. Having lived in Taipei before, I’m really leery of living in Taipei proper, with all the pollution that tends to collect there.
But I have fond memories of areas along the Danshui MRT line, especially the Shihlin, Zhishan, and Beitou stops. It seems like the air is cleaner and there’s a bit more green where we can take a toddler out for a walk. Also, the areas up Zhongshan N. Road from section 3 through section 7 (Tienmou, I guess) seem nice.
What is life like in those areas? What would renting or buying a place be like? Rare? Expensive? Inconvenient? Decrepit? Gangster-ridden? Are there equally nice or better areas I should be looking at?