Hope all is well with you and you were able to get the "tax" situation taken care of. Its great to hear that you are in the prospecting stage of home buying and you've chosen a pretty interesting place to start off in.
I don't know what your particulars are for the size home you are thinking of; but as for specific information on the Eastland Heights area - I am providing a link below for you to view.
Trends, crime statistics, family structure, median income, that type of information should get you on the right track. Where you work will determine if the area is right for you. Being nestled by the 20 and 285 give you options for the ride into work.
Albeit - it is a heavily populated area with little or no country charm - if you are an urbanite this will be right up your alley.
My only suggestion to you would be to prioritize your expectations - ask friends & co-workers if they know anyone living in that particular area of Atlanta. We can give you our version - but it's always best to go straight to the source for specifics.
As a side note: don't listen too much to what you hear about the schools in the area. You'd be surprised at how progressive some of these districts are.... and remember if you are purchasing as an investment - you might want to think about a future buyer who might have kids.... the district you buy in could mean a quick sale if you think just a little ahead of the curve!
Look at how the intersection of Moreland at Custer (Eastland) are improving... more retail is coming as the Charter School down there is expanding... - Good Stufff!