Many shops and restaurants at center street of south side of Mitaka Sta. But 2 streets away, is located at quiet residencial area.
You can get foods or interesting goods easily. It takes only 1 minute walk to a supermarket or 100Yen shop "DAISO"
To Ghibli Museum or Inogashira Park, you can take a pleasant walk of 15minutes by "Kaze no Sampomichi" from Mitaka Sta.
You can also use city bus service. It takes within 10minutes.