Quiet and away from busy roads, Bangsue is now getting connected to the city center and provide nice environment for a living.
On the west of Phahonyothin road, after Ratchayothin area and after the bridge of Charan Sanitwong road, Bangsue is a district that has remained quiet and low rise with mostly villages and houses. The last MRT station keeps it connected to the city but it does not attract a lot of people preferring houses outside of the city or condos in the center. Recently as the city MRT transportation is planned to expand and cross completely the area, Bangsue has seen new condos projects (mostly on the medium range) and is attracting more and more people. Prachachuen, Krung-Nonthaburi and Pracharat roads are crossing the district from south to north while Wong Sawang / Ratchadaphisek road makes the link between Charan Sanitwong and Ratchayothin / Phahonyothin.
As of now this residential district is mostly composed of small villages and houses with local shops and restaurants. A few condos have already been built and some new are under construction following the planned MRT line along the main roads. The population is then mostly from the middle class, shop owners and office workers with also many students as there are a few universities / schools in the area.
Three roads, namely Prachachuen, Krung-Nonthaburi and Pracharat can help you to cross the district from north to south or the opposite. However you can still experience traffic on the peak times as they will be all congested as well as Ratchadaphisek / Wong Sawang road (but less than the others). At other time navigating from one place to the other in Bangsue is quite easy and you can quickly reach other main roads like Phahonyothin, or the Bang Sue MRT station for commuting.
Only one MRT station is currently operating so getting your condo near Bangsue MRT station will really help you to travel around Bangkok if you are not driving. The MRT line is connected to the BTS at Chatuchak station, but you can also choose to remain on MRT and go for some shopping at Central Plaza Ladprao as it will be convenient for most residents.
On the south of Bangsue, the Tesco Lotus Prachachuen provides a few shops, restaurants and of course supermarket that will be great for some casual shopping while on the north at the intersection of Wong Sawang and Krunthep-Nonthaburi road the Big C Wong Sawang will provide similar services to residents along Wong Sawang / Ratchadaphisek road. A few other small shopping centers are to be discovered in this district and a few are actually being bought by major brands since more potential customers are in sight.
For a larger choice or a great week-end shopping many will choose to join either Central Plaza Ladprao by MRT or Major Avenue Ratchayothin (following Ratchadaphisek road).
The Kasemrad Prachachuen Hospital on Ratchadaphisek / Prachachuen intersection will reveal itself to be the most convenient place to go if you are getting sick or need medical care but a few other alternative exist as well like Yanhee International Hospital if you cross the bridge to reach Charan Sanitwong road, or Vichaiyut Hospital on Rama 6, Paolo Memorial Hospital near Saphan Khwai BTS Station...
So many local restaurants will bring you enough to discover, you should try in particular to check along the railway on Khamphaeng Phet 5 to discover for example Muso, a very nice japanese restaurant or Platform 1 and its international food.
Bars also are easy to locate on Prachachuen road like Ta-Lum-Bar quite popular with some music bands, food and of course drink in a large space or 1,000,000.
Shopping can reveal itself to be more an issue but taking the MRT to reach Central Plaza Ladprao will solve it promptly. Check out also other department stores along the MRT line or Major Avenue Ratchayothin.
The nearest parks will be again Chatuchak park and the other parks nearby.