My apartment in Thailand was in the Sukhumvit neighborhood, known as a haven for expats with lot of restaurants and good shopping. The apartment is quite near the BTS or Skytrain, so getting around town is easy.
The apartment complex also offers a tuk-tuk service to the nearby BTS station, which I thought was silly when I arrived. After being in the Bangkok heat for several weeks, I enjoy the tuk-tuk service.
Title quote: Mary Anne Radmacher Hershey