My house is in a pleasant residential area in the north of Utrecht. There is a shoppingcentre near by, 2 minutes walk. There is a big supermarket where you can get all your dailly needs. It's open till 9 pm.
You can reach Utrecht central station and the centre of Utrecht by bus in 15 minutes. At central station you can take a train to Amsterdam central station in 30 minutes.
You can park your car for free at the square where I live.