what about the old town square, it is the most beautiful in all of Europe
Seemed more like a museum exhibit rather than a place where things happen.... where I live the old town square isn't nearly as beautiful but lots of things happen there.
can also get around Brussels without traffic jam
I was dependent on public transport - metro and buses which did work well enough.
I would not want to live there either
After Brussels I spent a couple of days in Antwerp which is not as pretty but seemed much more.... liveable and alive. Not that I'd want to, but if I had to choose to live in one or the other it would be Antwerp in a New York minute....