It’s not terribly walkable, but is getting better. Very mixed in all respects. Fairly safe, but I myself probably would not walk that distance from the Metro at night just because it’s still pretty deserted. Neighborhood schools are not good, but there are some good charters (namely Stokes and Washington Latin) a short drive away (if you can get into them – the odds are not really in your favor). Turkey Thicket is a fairly new rec center nearby, and has a nice pool. For what you pay it’s not a bad place to be (it’s been changing a lot, but my impression is $300’s for a fixer and $500’s for a nicely renovated place near the Metro). But I’d probably take a livable fixer around H St, Hill East, Petworth, or Brookland over a renovated place in Michigan Park if you’re in the high $400’s-low $500’s price range – I think the Ft Totten area is going to take a LONG time to really develop on the same scale as those places.