An 8 year hold is a sound way to focus on a property like this, and if you do have concerns about crime and immediate neighbors, then be sure to attend an HOA meeting or go the the Old Fourth Ward monthly meeting and get to know the community. Lots of cool people live nearby, and the development along Glen Iris and North is going to shift the O4W's paradigm in the years to come.
I like those buildings.
Be security minded, just like you would in any other Intown Atlanta 'hood.
One more thing, nobody calls the area Bedford Pine anymore - Bedord was named after Nathan Bedford Forrest, the Confederate officer who founded the Ku Klux Klan, so Intowners don't necessarily cotton to the legacy of that dude.
Get your real estate on!