I think living in Hakodate City is so nice and exciting , particularly around bay area. Now that the actual center part of the city is around the old citadel "Goryoukaku", the bay area does not seem to be so flourished.
But that keeps the appropriate balance of the oldies and the development of the city and provide me with so comfortable course for jogging.
From the peak of Mt. Hakodate, so nice geographic overview can be obtained as well as the night scenery that is counted as one of the best three night scenery in Japan.