Sindian City, (Traditional Chinese: 新店市, Simplified Chinese: 新店市, Hanyu Pinyin: Xīndin sh, Tongyong Pinyin: Sindian Shi) is a city in the southern part of Taipei County, Republic of China. Sindian is the official Tongyong Pinyin spelling of the city's name, at least until 2009. Sindian is one of the satellite cities around Taipei, with a very high percentage of its population commuting to Taipei.
Xindian (新店), also known by its historical spelling Hsintien and alternative spelling Sindian, is a city located to the south of Taipei where the apartment complexes of the Metro Taipei area meet the northern end of the Central Mountain Range.
The towns and cities of Taipei County are generally considered to have a less salubrious environment than Taipei City, though Xindian is an exception. Built later than many of the county's other municipalities, Xindian is a spacious suburb with good recreational facilities. Besides the famous Bitan Lake, the city also boasts good hiking areas in the mountains that surround the city. In recent years, IT industries have also expanded rapidily in Xindian, and this has greatly increased the affluence of the area. There are three large shopping complexes in Xindian, as well as a bustling downtown. The Hwa-yuan Xin-cheng (New Garden City) area of Xindian was developed in the 70s and 80s with the aim of attracting artists and writers. Thirty years later, the green hills, quiet environment and relatively inexpensive real estate prices of Garden City still attracts the art crowd, and in addition, many Westerners have settled there. New Garden City is located about twenty minutes from downtown Xindian, off the road to Wulai.
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