[quote=“Stray Dog”][quote=“Truant”]Having done almost 2 years out in Taoyuan, it is time to seriously consider the move into Taipei before insanity sets in.
This is the deal: I have to commute by car out to CKS everyday for work.
So I’m looking for your feedback/suggestions about an area to consider that:
- is minutes away from #1 freeway or the expressway feeders and has off street parking.
- has reasonable parks & trees nearby for walks, MTB, walking a dog
- has good restaurant/cafe/shopping scene nearby (i.e. a few mins walk)
- is close enough to cab into/out of downtown for under 200nt
- has good public transport
Basically, somewhere that is easy to commute from, but also the kind of place you can relax in at night or the weekends, and still is close enough to the buzz of downtown.
Whilst I would love to have you as a neighbour of mine ere in Muzha, we are not near many good restaurants or shopping.
I would suggest the Xinyi area, near Taipei 101.
You can get to freeway No. 3 in minutes via the new tunnel connecting Xinyi with Muzha (little traffic via this little baby). You can also get to #1 quite easily, via the Civic Boulevard expressway and Jianguo North Road, though the latter is very slow near the freeway.
Parks and hiking trails are minutes away (both including trees and both more than reasonable - in fact, glorious).
Some of the best shopping and eats in Taipei are right on your doorstep.
You can cab most Taipei locales for under NT$150.
Has a bus station and MRT stop. Also five minutes from a train station that can take you to Fuhlong through beautiful countryside in under an hour
Furthermore, you would be minutes from me should you need to borrow a cup of sugar. [/quote]
Dog is right, and you’d be even closer to me.
PM me if want to know more details about this area, I OWN it out there (well, me and bushibanned).
You also get compimentary membership in the Wooshies.