"Kid Friendly Neighborhood"
Encinas ave is right between two schools: an elementary and a high school. There are always kids out on the street or in their front yard. The neighbors are friendly and will say "hi". It is a nice neighborhood with a neighborhood park complete with swings and picnic tables. All the houses are one or two story homes and most have neat landscaped front yards. Banner Hospital is very close, as well as many churches. It is not noisy at night other than the occasional dog barking, and it is generally safe. The HOA promotes alarm systems in every house and a discount is available to neighborhood residents. The downside is there is a lot of construction and road work happening on adjacent main roads. It can sometimes take 15 minutes to go a quarter mile when road work is going on.