Center Square community is an ideal neighborhood for the classic urbanite. Very walkable neighborhood full of diversity, activity and culture. For the most part it is a very safe neighborhood, but does have some crime. I would feel safe in Center Square raising my young children, if that helps.
Some of the drawbacks would be lack of parking, but a new parking permit system is due to be implemented early 2013, should help provide residents priority parking over visitors. There are parking garages and lots close by that can be rented monthly if you live close enough to them.
The one other concern, I would have, would be the amount of traffic, and activity, but I prefer a more Country living area. To someone who likes a living area with a lot to do, great food, Art, businesses, entertainment, and community touch, would be right at home.
Please feel free to contact me directly with any questions, happy moving!