I am posting this to help out a friend of mine who has a brand new house for sale about 4 km from the centre of Chiang Rai town. I know the area where it is and can confirm it is in a quiet rural area. It is easy to walk to a couple of Thai restaurants and a few small local shops, pharmacy and salons. My friend also has a farang outdoor bar / restaurant a 10 minute walk from the house.
It is on the market at 2.7 million Baht. For more details got to Kwangs Properties