"Ever changing, but not at the same time."
In the past few years MLK has been changing because of the light rail that's in it's final stages of constructions right now, but it still has its charm. There are several shopping plazas that all have its abundance of restaurants, which are nearly all asian, from vietnamese to chinese to japanese. I think next to the International District in Seattle, this area has the largest population of people of asian descent in Seattle. As far as nightlife, there isn't any, but if you enjoy food this is you street, at least further north. The further south you go the closer you get to the freeway. After MLK and Othello it's mostly townhomes and houses until you reach I-5.