This is a neighbourhood mixing residential with some commerce along primarily wide boulevards. Houses maintain their original architecture, dominated by larger homes. Not surprisingly, this is a popular area for families. This district is well known for the hospital that gave its name to the area, Hospital da Estefânia, which specialises in pediatrics, and its two central avenues: Avenida Pascoal de Melo, where most of the traditional shops, furniture stores, cafes, restaurants and garden are concentrated and Almirante Reis, the avenue that is always changing to reflect the latest trends. There isn't a strong sense of neighborhood here, yet it’s an interesting place to live given its central location, accessibility, proximity to public transport and good social facilities such as schools and police.