Upper Hermosa is an area with quiet streets and well-maintained family homes. Traffic is light, and on any day you can see people walking and biking. Those who live in Upper Hermosa prize the strong sense of community and enjoy walking to the ocean and to the Bird Rock commercial district along La Jolla Boulevard. Homes tend to be traditional in design and landscaping is mature. A biking/walking path leads from the Upper Hermosa to middle school and high school.