Suburbs of Taipei, TaoYuan and ZhongL areai, is a highly sought out location due to its lower cost of living, with beautiful surrounding areas and still a short commute to Taipei City.
There are many schools and a vibrant expat community with lots of restaurants and pubs around to go out and meet new people. With over 2 million people this is a big city of its own, but has managed to maintain a mid-sized city feel. Most teachers choose to drive scooters in this area as it makes getting around much more convenient. This area is perfect for people that are looking to save money, have a cultural experience, and still be easily accessible to Taipei. In 2016, a new Metro line will open connecting the area together to Taipei even more.