It's a walking-only street - which is great in terms of it being quiet and quaint, but just try and give someone directions to a street they can't drive on! Still, the people in my building are extremely friendly, and sometimes just hang out out front, chit-chatting and socializing.
At the end of the street, you can see the Pacific, though it's a bit whited-out in this picture. And in this picture: http://www.flickr.com/photos/67406704@N00/503636393/
That's my balcony - plants, bike, chairs, table, grill, etc.
I love where I live.