When I lucked into the neighbourhood about 10 years ago I fell in love with the "small town within a city" feel. It reminded me of Queens in New York City when I used to work there.
Unfortunately the trendyness has not only driven out the feel, but upped the property taxes and many of the new trend-oids who are now moving in are "living" in the neighbourhood but not "becoming part" of the neighbourhood. It's like they believe that the neighboourhood just happens without effort. A good neighbourhood is a collection of friends that happen to live in the same general area."