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whatever



Joined: 11 Jun 2006
Location: Korea: More fun than jail.

PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2009 7:04 am    Post subject: Jukjeon Area Reply with quote

Can anybody tell me what they think of this area, to live and work in?

Any details you care to share would be most helpful...thanks!
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Intrepid



Joined: 13 May 2004
Location: Yongin

PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2009 7:26 am    Post subject: Live vs. work Reply with quote

Live: great if you like the outdoors and if you get right up near the "end" of Jukjeon, the eastern part where it runs into the hills. I live in Hyundai 3-cha and it's fantastic: fairly quiet, good opportunities for running, hiking, mountain biking, etc. I can also get to the Tan stream if I want, for more paved-like biking or walking, but I almost never go there, what with the hiking trails.
Beyond that Jukjeon is OK if you're near Ori station and Seongnamdaero, where you can catch Seoul buses. Still, I can't see moving to the sticks just to be beside a twelve lane road, and they have Shinsegae department stores in Seoul, I've heard...
Work: it's entirely children's hagwons, with the usual names and (I hear) the usual problems. Couldn't hack that sort of thing, myself, so I commute to Seoul.
I would never live anywhere near the Kyungbu expressway, which bisects Jukjeon. The areas around the expwy are hellholes.
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whatever



Joined: 11 Jun 2006
Location: Korea: More fun than jail.

PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2009 4:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks a lot for the candid info.
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thefarns



Joined: 21 Oct 2008

PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2009 8:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Depends what you want. It isn't Seoul, but I wouldn't call it "the sticks." I enjoyed my time there.
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Chris2007



Joined: 20 Mar 2007

PostPosted: Sat Apr 04, 2009 6:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Honestly, its kind of a snooze in a sterile sort of way. It is near the tancheon river (creek) which can be really nice (when it doesn't stink or when its not too cold). Also, there is an E-mart and Shinsegue department store nearby but...it's still just a boring place to be. I suppose if you make great friends in that area then its worth it. I just got tired of having to go into Seoul to have fun. Its about a 40 minute bus ride. You could do better than Jukjeon - Just my opinion.
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trish91198



Joined: 21 Dec 2008
Location: Jukjeon

PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2009 2:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm having a great time in Jukjeon. True, if you wanna go out for a night, you need to hop the bus or subway, but it's a great place to work and live.
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