District 3 is considered by many to be the ideal place to live in Ho Chi Minh City. As a common local expression goes, "Go out in District 1, eat in District 5, and live in District 3". The area's close proximity to the sights and activity of District 1 allows for expats to stay close to the action but also escape for more peaceful, quieter sleep. Many young expats opting to stay close to the bars, restaurants, and shops of District 1 choose to live in this area as it still offers a range of recreational activities and parks.(ExpatArrivals.com).
Lê Văn Sỹ is well-known as a shopping street which has various fashion shops and many restaurants/ food stores also. The location is so convenient that it takes only 5 mins to CoopMart, 2 mins to Van Hien bookstore, 10 mins to Ky Dong swimming pool & gym and another 5 mins to Nhieu Loc canal (a long street with many coffee shops and local beer/food stores).