It all depends on what you are seeking. If you are looking for the night life, etc, then, yes, those downtown spots are most sought. If you are seeking a balance between children at school and easy access to more communities, then the choice would be different. Most importantly, pick an agent that knows the area and pays attention to what you are looking for. Trends change. I have been an agent in the area nearly 20 years and grew up here. Some neighborhoods have been consistent and others have changed, so make sure you buy based on what your plan is. I would be very happy to help you in the search!