Lo que te va a encantar en esta casa
My apartment is in a great neighborhood for taking in Brazilian culture. There is a Praca (small park area) outside the front of the apartment. There are a couple of really nice bars and restaurants very close by. The apartment is completely safe, with 2 permanent security guards on duty at all times. The buiulding has access to a gym and a sauna on the bottom floor with a good size shared swimming pool with seating outside. There is also a really nice shared Barbecue area that you can hire for the day to host other people and parties.
The two main areas nearby are called Pinheiros and Vila Madelaina, these are both full of bars, pubs and restaurants and very safe. They are both a 10-20 minute walk.
Lo que te va a encantar del barrio
The Praca, this is the area outside the front of the building. Every Saturday it is used for an arts market and road party for local people. Every Sunday it is used as a food market, with brilliant local food.
Vila Madelaina, this area is a 10-15 minute walk from the apartment. Has so many local bars and restaurants it is impossible to visit them all and has a great atmosphere.
Safety, some people coming to Brazil may have a concern for safety in the area. The building is extremely secure and the surrounding areas are very safe. The poeple in these areas are extremely welcoming and nice.
I would recommend learning some basic Portuguese before visiting. A little local language goes a long way here.