From my apartment to the beauty spots of Hanoi is just 15- 20 minute driving.
Big super market like Vinmarts, K- mart, some other Japanese/ Korean supermarket as well. Restaurants with Japanese/ Korea/ Vietnamese/ Europe flavour, many coffee shop around such as Cong cafe, Highland coffee, the Twitte coffee bean, beer and bars are within walking distance ie. Alfresco Pizza, Fresh Garden, etc. For those who like gyms, California Fitness Century is very close by.