"Sheesh, great if you like pitbulls."
I stayed in this area when I was in San Diego for a training program. I was there for a month and stayed right off of Irving Avenue. I would have to walk down Irving to get to the Library for research. It seems like every yard has aggressive dogs and it's a little off-putting. The great thing is that there IS a library nearby, and a park. Tons and tons of kids in the neighborhood, which means the ice cream truck is there in summer, always a plus! It's not the worst neighborhood in the world, I've seen worse, but I was never 100% at ease because of those darn dogs.