"Beautiful old houses and a great park"
I grew up on Old Park Ave, the second house from Woodland Park. Many of the houses in that area are about a hundred years old with tall ceilings and large rooms. The part of Old Park where I lived was a dead-end street, which means that traffic was minimal and the street was pretty safe for kids. The park itself was a great place. Our backyard was okay, but we didn't need a great back yard. There was plenty of play equipment in the park and lots of room to run around in. It's the best of city living because it's close to down town and reasonably close to the university, but it's also the best of country living in terms of having a great place for kids to play and for grownups to exercise in--tennis, walking, and so forth. Old Park Ave. has become gentrified these days, so the houses have been fixed up and it's a safe neighborhood.