As we live in the middle of the city, all major attractions can easily be reached by walking or local transport. You do not need a car to get around. The metro, buses and commuter trains are literally a minute away.
Even though the flat is very central, the area is residential and calm. There are a lot of different restaurants close by, as well as shops, grocery stores and parks. In the summer time, we often have a picnic dinner in "Tegnérlunden" or Vasaparken a few minutes away.
Five minutes by foot, and you are at Stockholm Public Library - well known for its architecture and a great place to visit.
At Odenplan right where we live, there are several "rent a bike-stations". You purchase a card that gives you access to a bike for 3 hrs at a time. Very convenient!
If you prefer nature, "Hagaparken" is 10-15 minutes away by foot. It is the magnificent park where the crown princess has her house, but foremost a great area for walking, running, tennis, picnic and exploring the paths.