"Glen Iris is nothing special"
This street is not horrible but it goes from an alright area to a "don't walk around alone at night" area back to an alright area as you go down it. It all depends on which section you live on. There arnt many retail shops or restaurants on this street, it is manly homes and some apartment buildings and/or lofts are slowly being built as well. If you live on the part of Glen Iris near North Avenue, you are walking distance from the Masquerade, which is always a plus, but I wouldn't suggest walking there alone.