Overall, our area was a pretty safe, quiet family community. Quiet at night, a tennis court and busy playground at Jackson Playground park, and easy street parking. We loved living there. However, I'm not sure I would have walked too far out of my immediate hood alone late at night.
The only drawback for me is access to public trans (only a handful of buslines). Luckily, I own a car so it's not that much of an issue.