Both the Browns Valley area, and the area around Alston Park, are both considered desirable family neighborhoods. In order to fully answer your question, it would be helpful to know more about you and your situation, to correctly match you to your new home. If you have dogs, you might prefer the Alson Park area. The park offers an off leash exercise area, and there are many trails for you to hike and explore. In the park you'll run into joggers, families, and horseback riders all in your back yard.