My family and I are looking for a new place to rent and want to live somewhere decidedly green. I’m looking for suggestions for some lush and quiet areas within a 15 minutes drive of the Taipei MRT system.
Bus routes are a plus but we have a car and motorcycles.
We would like to spend between 10 and 20,000 a month so 2 or 3 bedroom apartments most likely. And that price range probably means Xinbei City, no pricey Taipei spots like Xinyi , Tianmu or Beitou.
We’d also prerfer communities with security, gas and garbage service but we can live without that if the area is spectacular.
One area we just checked out is Hua Yuan Community on the 9-jia highway in Xindian. Very beautiful but old, a tad pricey and not a lot of availability. We havent checked out Ankeng Road/Route 110 yet but that part of Xindian looks like it has some nice communities too. Traffic is bad on that particular road though.
We also like some of the communities up in the hills at Xiao Pingding in Danshui. A bit far though as I work on Nanjing E Rd and my girlfriend will be working in Taoyuan City.
Any other suggestions? Muzha? Shijih? Any mountain communities in Jhonghe or Tucheng?
Any good websites to check (other than yahoo and 591)?