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The best areas to live as a new expat around Taipei

With it's proximity to Taipei City, New Taipei City has become an attractive option for relocations for those seeking a more budget-friendly lifestyle. Offering a diverse living experience with a mix of urban conveniences, natural beauty, cultural heritage, and more affordable living options, New Taipei City has gained its popularity among expats. We've handpicked 3 districts in New Taipei City that are ideal for new expats to call home.


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Proximity to central Taipei: ★★★★★

Convenient transportation: ★★★★

Local culture and lifestyle: ★★★★

If you anticipate frequent visits to Taipei for business meetings or social activities, Yonghe's proximity to the capital might be advantageous. Yonghe offers easy access to public transportation, including the MRT system, orange and yellow line. It provides relatively quick connections to other parts of Taipei and New Taipei City, which can be beneficial for commuting purposes. Furthermore, Yonghe has its unique local culture and atmosphere. It offers a mix of residential and commercial areas, night markets, and local dining options. If you enjoy immersing yourself in the local community and experiencing authentic Taiwanese culture, Yonghe might be a good choice.


Proximity to central Taipei: ★★★★

Convenient transportation: ★★★★★

Local culture and lifestyle: ★★★★★

Banqiao is a major transportation hub with excellent connectivity. It has a central bus station, a high speed rail station, and an MRT interchange, making it convenient for travel within Taipei and beyond. If you anticipate traveling frequently or prefer easy access to transportation options, Banqiao's transportation hub status could be advantageous. Banqiao is also known for its bustling streets, historic sites, shopping centers, and lively night markets. It offers a wide range of amenities, entertainment options, and dining choices. If you prefer a vibrant urban environment with plenty of conveniences and activities, Banqiao is definitely the perfect district to call home. (Recommended mid-term stay for couples & families:


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Xindian District - Bitan

Proximity to central Taipei: ★★★★

Convenient transportation: ★★★

Local culture and lifestyle: ★★★★★

Xindian provides a quieter and more suburban living experience compared to the bustling Yonghe and Banqiao. Known for its natural beauty, Xindian offers opportunities for outdoor activities, scenic walks, and a serene living environment close to nature. Xiandian is well-connected to Taipei City by various transportation options, including MRTs, commuter trains and buses. Xindian is home to several international schools, making it an attractive option for expat families. It offers a range of educational opportunities and a safe environment for children.

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