"SO-So Street for Young Families"
I grew up on 186th Street in Lynnwood, a suburb of Seattle. The street is a quintessential lower-middle class neighborhood. The houses are cookie-cutter ranch houses from the early 1970's. They're kept in moderately shabby condition, and are mostly inhabited by renters. But it's not all bad. The rent is cheap and their is neighborhood cameraderie. The street is a dead end so it's safe for all the neighborhood children to run about, play street hockey, and ride bikes. It might not be a pretty place, but it's a great starting place for young familes.