I think you should just pop up the road on Hawthorne and live N or S of Hawthorne in one of the great neighborhoods there. It's a great area all the way up to Tabor (SE 60th) with dining, shopping, and entertainment. There are a lot of fantastic parks and recreational activities to enjoy. If you bike, it would be an easy ride down to your office, or the 14 bus runs every ten minutes in the morning. Real Estate in this area is extremely healthy and in demand. I live on 32nd, South of Hawthorne and have to say that my family really enjoys this area. My daughters are 4 and 1, and since we moved to this side of town 5 years ago we have noticed an influx of families. Great schools as well!