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    Best suburb of Greater Bangkok for housing

    What are the recommended areas to buy or rent a moobahn house outside of central Bangkok?
    By that I mean Bang Bua Thong, Minburi, Pak Kret, Pathum Thani, Taling Chan, Bang Khae, Rama II, etc - the areas with some decent fresh air and more space & greenery.

    The Ratchapruek Sai Mai station area to the west of the river along the purple line looks particularly green, and once the purple line is connected to the MRT will be easily accessible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Immigrunt
    west of the river along the purple line looks particularly green, and once the purple line is connected to the MRT will be easily accessible.
    Let me correct that for you?

    once the purple line is connected to the MRT there will be no green within 5-7 years.

    Just look at Ratchapreuk for evidence.

    My choice would be Pakret because it is close to the river. Pathumthani will be underwater again if it floods again.

    346Hwy is the last exit on the expressway before ....so anything north of there will be green but with small roads.

    lamluka but you'll have to drive, but down the Ramintra expressway into town is quite quick. Going home at 5pm will be a nightmare until north of Ramintra
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    yuup agree with a lot of waht neal says, i like Pakret but its too far for a decent commute
    im out at Hua Mak
    its fine but can be a holy ballache to get in and out, depends what time you go. friends and colleauges from Watcharapol area have a complete nightmare. if i was looking again id look at bang na/ la salle area, at least a chance of getting on the sky train
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    Quote Originally Posted by reinvented
    im out at Hua Mak
    As am I....most of my travel is by the airport link/BTS for work but there's ton's of restaurants and such in the area. I've not been downtown other than to visit my lawyer for over a year now. I really like it here.

    Having said that...the Wong Wian Yai area looks pretty cool. An urban area that provides the modcons but in 10 minutes driving you're in the country.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bsnub View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Immigrunt
    west of the river
    as long as it does not flood

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    Quote Originally Posted by Immigrunt View Post
    What are the recommended areas to buy or rent a moobahn house outside of central Bangkok?
    Reco #1: RENT

    Reco #2: Salaya (Phutamonton Sai 3 or 4)

    Reco #3: Muang Thong Thani


    Recommending them b/c I lived in each for decent spells and REALLY enjoyed both areas (although my experiences are dated, especially for Salaya).

    Car is practically necessary (but I haven't kept up with rail growth).

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    Quote Originally Posted by reinvented View Post
    yuup agree with a lot of waht neal says, i like Pakret but its too far for a decent commute
    im out at Hua Mak
    its fine but can be a holy ballache to get in and out, depends what time you go. friends and colleauges from Watcharapol area have a complete nightmare. if i was looking again id look at bang na/ la salle area, at least a chance of getting on the sky train
    What's the appeal of Pakkret? I had a look around yesterday and the traffic on Chaengwattana was quite heavy. Do you mean Nichada Thani expat estate or further out or even over the river?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hick View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Immigrunt View Post
    What are the recommended areas to buy or rent a moobahn house outside of central Bangkok?
    Reco #1: RENT

    Reco #2: Salaya (Phutamonton Sai 3 or 4)

    Reco #3: Muang Thong Thani


    Recommending them b/c I lived in each for decent spells and REALLY enjoyed both areas (although my experiences are dated, especially for Salaya).

    Car is practically necessary (but I haven't kept up with rail growth).
    Muang Thong is quite nice but how was the traffic on Chaengwattana Soi 33?

    Salaya has a small town feel which is good. It'll be great when high speed trains arrive.

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    Yeah Puttamonton Park is great. Still pretty empty on weekdays.

    As has been mentioned as early as the third post though, high speed trains and 'small town feel' do not coexist.

    Choose one or the other.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Immigrunt View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by reinvented View Post
    yuup agree with a lot of waht neal says, i like Pakret but its too far for a decent commute
    im out at Hua Mak
    its fine but can be a holy ballache to get in and out, depends what time you go. friends and colleauges from Watcharapol area have a complete nightmare. if i was looking again id look at bang na/ la salle area, at least a chance of getting on the sky train
    What's the appeal of Pakkret? I had a look around yesterday and the traffic on Chaengwattana was quite heavy. Do you mean Nichada Thani expat estate or further out or even over the river?
    dont really have a bone for Pakret
    its nice by the river though

    i like nichada for eating but as i said its too far to commute easily

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    Chaengwattana is nasty, because of the stupid U turn. Nam Wong Wan is better. BTS makes it to the river but doesn't cross. Green on the otherside. So far...

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    Rangsit will be getting a BTS in the not too distant future so that may also be an option. Rent in the area is cheap with houses going between 5000 THB to 15,000 THB depending on size and the quality of moobahn. Future Park should satisfy most shopping needs. There appear to be a few hospitals but never used them in 7 years of living in Rangsit so can't comment on the quality. The small roads off the khlongs make for decent cycling routes- very green and serene.

    If you want to be a house you'll get something decent for under 5 million baht easy- much less that that actually!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    Yeah Puttamonton Park is great. Still pretty empty on weekdays.

    As has been mentioned as early as the third post though, high speed trains and 'small town feel' do not coexist.

    Choose one or the other.
    Try Google Satellite on
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ban_Thap_Chang_Station and tell me it looks ungreen and densely populated.

    Then read that https://www.theguardian.com/artandde...rogers-critics about a green low population area that's been 17 minutes commute from central London for ages.

    Then boil your head

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    Quote Originally Posted by reinvented View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by reinvented View Post
    yuup agree with a lot of waht neal says, i like Pakret but its too far for a decent commute
    im out at Hua Mak
    its fine but can be a holy ballache to get in and out, depends what time you go. friends and colleauges from Watcharapol area have a complete nightmare. if i was looking again id look at bang na/ la salle area, at least a chance of getting on the sky train
    What's the appeal of Pakkret? I had a look around yesterday and the traffic on Chaengwattana was quite heavy. Do you mean Nichada Thani expat estate or further out or even over the river?
    dont really have a bone for Pakret
    its nice by the river though

    i like nichada for eating but as i said its too far to commute easily
    What's inside Nichada? I've seen a lake on Google maps. Is it residents only access?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mandaloopy View Post
    Rangsit will be getting a BTS in the not too distant future so that may also be an option. Rent in the area is cheap with houses going between 5000 THB to 15,000 THB depending on size and the quality of moobahn. Future Park should satisfy most shopping needs. There appear to be a few hospitals but never used them in 7 years of living in Rangsit so can't comment on the quality. The small roads off the khlongs make for decent cycling routes- very green and serene.

    If you want to be a house you'll get something decent for under 5 million baht easy- much less that that actually!
    isn't it under the Don Muang flight path though?

    Future Park is great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VocalNeal View Post
    . BTS makes it to the river but doesn't cross. Green on the otherside. So far...
    The silom line goes to Bang Wa - pretty sure that is across the river?

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    We're talking about main line high speed rail into a capital city from a nearby small town. As Bangkok has none, other examples serve the purpose.

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    nichada, a really nice tex mex place amongst others
    i was neither a resident or breaking and entering

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    Quote Originally Posted by nidhogg View Post
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    . BTS makes it to the river but doesn't cross. Green on the otherside. So far...
    The silom line goes to Bang Wa - pretty sure that is across the river?
    There's some nice greenery too.

    With the number of new MRT routes scheduled to come online over the next 5 years, many of the huge number of areas they'll serve will remain green for a decade or two at least.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Immigrunt
    There's some nice greenery too.
    that will allow you to rethatch the roof


    Quote Originally Posted by VocalNeal
    Chaengwattana is nasty, because of the stupid U turn
    are you talking about the one between "centan" and the flyover ?

    just have to change lanes at the correct times and you can usually get through reasonably quickly - be aware of traffic coming out 24 so do not hit that lane until after

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    ^ People cutting into the queue is what causes the queue. If only there was less me me me thinking on roads worldwide things would flow much more quickly.

    Pretty sure he means the one at the riverside after Major.

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