My flat is located close to the charming area of "Les Batignolles", thats is like a village. Saint Lazare is at 15-20 min, Gare de l'Est, Gare du Nord, Montparnasse and Châtelet are at 30 min by bus or métro. You can walk to Montmartre (20-30 min).
Please, remember that it is not allowed to smoke and that you can't organize parties because of the neighbourg. !it's also a bit hard to park in the surroundings. I can help you to find nice places where to go.