"Major street for this area, but nice nevertheless"
It's a wide street and a major street for this area so lots of traffic goes through on this street, but there are bike lanes on both sides of the street. The house prices are a bit lower since it is a busy street, but you still have the benefit of being within walking distance to a fantastic coffeeshop (Zocalo Coffeehouse), some good restaurants (especially Paradiso), Safeway, and FoodMax. Great and interesting houses built well and from different eras. A fantastic neighborhood association (thebna.org) is only $20 a year and has a neighborhood email list. There are some nicer old style apartment buildings as well as newer, boring, not as nice buildings.