Indulge me in a fantasy.
I first visited Danshui in the late 80s and admit I was rather disappointed, so when I revisited again in 1999, I was pleasantly surprised by the changes – the MRT, local transportation, and general appearance of the surrounding environment were downright appealing, I thought. On Friday I visited for the third time, this time taking in a side trip to Beitou. Although I didn’t have much time – only a couple of hours – for sightseeing, I left fantasizing about what it would be like to live up that way.
Who all lives in along the Danshui River and these environs? Are housing prices as outrageous as Taipei? I am not wealthy, but we have savings. I wonder if we could retire up in or around Danshui.
I’d love to hear from those of you who love the place. Tell us what you like about living in this part of Taipei County, and why. Is my fantasy of retiring in that part of the island just whimsy? I want to hear what longtime residents think of their choice.
Tazzie in Taichung