A few random tidbits I've noticed after 3 weeks in the Victorian:
In the morning you can see & hear helicopters hovering over the freeway for the traffic reports.
There is a dog, let's call him 'Old Yeller', that often barks during the hours 1 - 3 a.m.
The ceiling is high enough in the front room to jump rope.
Overall, it's quieter than I thought it would be living on a busier street.
The side deck by our kitchen gets the morning sun and is a great spot for a cup of joe.