This is a great place - close to every basic need a family person desires: a hardware store, post office, library, video store, cafes, pet stores and taverns. And if you are into late-night eating there is the popular King Of Thai Noodle Cafe.
The 'L Taraval' train and late-night bus runs on this street so it's somewhat easy (the frequency rate of late-night buses is questionable) to commute back and forth between this area and downtown SF. There is a high population of families in this area, however this area still houses undercover brothels and pot grow farms. Depending on how you feel about those things, this place could be awesome or not.