Safe area. Café, food shops and restaurants. Food market less than 5 minutes walk from the place every tuesdays, fridays and sundays for fresh products.
10 minutes walk from the Bois de Vincennes where if the weather is good you can rent a canoë and enjoy the lac.
Taxis station just near the metro station.
10 minutes from train station and less than 5 minutes from many bus. Number 24 is perfect for a Paris visit (Galeries Lafayette, Notre Dame, Orsay...)