Every house I have lived at was the last one on the street next to the corner-even the mobile home I live in now-on a busy corner. And they were all fairly busy streets too. My whole life-living on the corner. I will be the crazy old man who lives on the corner one day(not too far off I think).
It would actually seem odd to me to live in the middle of a block or in a cul-de-sac.
Living on a busy corner is also good if you are nosy.