Near Central Ladprao and MRT stations, or east with The Mall Bangkapi, there are condos for every tastes and every wallets!
Ladprao starts at the intersection of Phahonyothin and Vibhavadee Rangsit, near Jatujak, crosses Ratchadaphisek and continues up to Bang Kapi next to Ramkhamhaeng road, crossing Bangkok from west to east. On the first sois there is a large density of condominiums near Central Ladprao, Big C Extra and the MRT stations. From Ratchadaphisek to Bang Kapi district you will find cheaper prices but still enough facilities for a comfortable living with Big C along the way, Foodland and hospitals. Finally at the very end of Ladprao road The Mall Bangkapi provides every facilities one can be looking for, and this is possible to access the Airport Link from Ramkhamhaeng or Srinagarindra roads.
Ladprao has, is and will be always popular as a residential area. Prices are now increasing on the early Ladprao near Central Plaza or the MRT stations but with still many great deals to be found and it still remain much cheaper than other areas like Silom or Sukhumvit. Many office workers live all along the road and commute by MRT or bus to reach their office but you will also find many houses hosting some higher class of the population or luxurious condominiums.
Due to its location and convenience, Ladproa road is another road widely used by commuters in Bangkok to cross the city leading of course to heavy traffic jams on weekday mornings and evenings. There are however as always many alternatives through the sois and you can access express ways that are located not too far from the road at several places.
There are two MRT station that can be used by commuters at the very entrance of Ladprao road, near Central Plaza (Phahon Yothin station) and at the intersection with Ratchadaphisek (Lat Phrao station).
Many condos in Ladprao are located near Phahonyothin as they will remain near Central Plaza Ladprao which is another major shopping mall in Bangkok with shops, restaurants, theater, supermarket... Union Mall opposite also provides plenty of choice for clothes shopping and if that was not enough Major Avenue Ratchayothin is not far! Big C Extra will also be the place of choice for supermarket and some other choice of restaurants.
Around Chokchai 4 road (Ladprao soi 53), a Tops Supermarket will be also useful to avoid traveling too far if your condo is located around there. Another Big C (also known by Thai people as Imperial World Ladprao) will provide you with shops, restaurants, cinema and even ice skating (around soi 83)! You will also find a Foodland for fresh products and imported food at affordable price on Ladprao soi 95.
Finally on the very end of Ladprao road (near soi 144), you can opt to have your condo near The Mall Bangkapi with another set of facilities common to department stores and events. This mall is quite big so you will surely find enough to keep you busy for a long time! If that was not enough you can cross the street and access a Tesco Lotus or find a Makro just next to The Mall.
Wherever you are on Ladprao, there is surely an hospital easily accessible! If your condo is near Central Ladprao, you will have a choice between Paolo Memorial Hospital on Phahonyothin road (using public transportation, taxi or personal car), or Paolo Memorial Hospital Chokchai 4, which is of course located on Chokchai 4 road nearby Ladprao and surely the most convenient hospital for anyone living before the Ramindra intersection (around Ladprao soi 71)
After Ramindra intersection (Ladprao 79 and up, the Ladprao General Hospital will provide some good services but you will need to locate it first as the entrance is not so well exposed, next to soi 95. Finally the Vejthani Hospital on soi 111 will be very convenient for anyone living near The Mall Bangkapi.
Plenty of places for eating all along Ladprao as usual, but there are some places you may want to discover for some special dining or drinking experience. The Roof on Ladprao 48 is among them where you can enjoy some thai food and beers in a nice open space or BitterSweet's on soi 64. Ska by Sky Bar will also surely be a nice alternative on Wangthonglang road (under Ramindra express way) while you can find some nightclubs and dancing places next to Big C Ladprao (soi 83).
For shopping, you will have choice and I would recommend you look at the shopping section particularly to locate Central Plaza Ladprao or The Mall Bangkapi but Big C Ladprao (soi 83) is also a nice alternative as it contains a theater and an ice skate ring.
Finally for some outdoor walking, you will surely have to check on Jatujak area with the parks there.