Well, ask the "Wolf" or the "Unidread" or the world famous Willie Terry-they'll tell you what it's like to "iive" on Ponce De Leon Avenue. They are all legendary Ponce street characters, and depending on where you might want to live on Ponce, you just might become very familiar.with these gentlemen.
If you are thinking of buying property directly on Ponce De Leon Avenue, then the best section would be along West Ponce De Leon, past Eastlake and West of Adair in Decatur. Look for property set back from the street, don't buy near a major intersection or next to a railroad.
Some of the Druid Hills area townhomes set back from Ponce are pretty nice, East of Briarcliff.
Otherwise, between Briarcliff and Spring Street, you are making a lifestyle choice, not a real estate investment.
Stumbling distance to the Clermont Lounge and the Drunken Unicorn is a cool lifestyle choice...