Very lively, full of restaurants and caterers, all amenities at hand.
The nearby Canal Saint Martin (1 minute walk). The Buttes Chaumont Park, one of the most beautiful in Paris, a 10 minute walk. La Villette at the end of Canal for concerts and shows. And the ability to walk from Paris to admire!
Did you like the movie Amélie Poulain, you'd love my neighborhood.