My place is 12 minutes from Airport, 5 minutes from Walmart & Safeway, (our 2 main stores) and 5 minutes from Downtown - driving. Rental car is recommended. We are close to restaurants and shopping but it is hilly terrain and most prefer to drive.
We live above the unit and have 2 dogs. So you will hear doggy feet! We try to keep it to a minimum, but if someone rings the doorbell all bets are off. :-)