Despite the bustling presence of University Hospital just a block to the west, this Near Heights neighborhood has an almost somnolent quality to it. A streetscape of trees was planted many years ago to create a path to the hospital from Campus Drive at the University. This pleasant walk is made daily by countless students, professors, and doctors.
There is definitely an economic and social diversity in the area, which is primarily residential, although there are a few small businesses, bars, and restaurants nearby. Everything in this section of Lomas seems geared toward the hospital to the west and the University to the east. A few dilapidated apartment buildings, notably Budget Arms, are clustered on this block, providing prime housing for the academic types.