Hey ther AB,
I know this is an area you recomend often.
I am fortunate that you are very familiar with the city with which i am most familair myself: boston.
which street/neighborhood in the boston are would you compare this area to...if any?
the guide book i have calls it "bohemian" which could pretty much mean anything depending on who is using the word (i am not quite sure what it means to me).