Visit a neighborhood several times to get a sense of belonging. Check out area statistics; real state professionals are prohibited from steering, enticing a buyer to purchase, or not, in specific neighborhoods; so, you should check out demographics on your own to assure your comfort level can be reached.
Yes, This neighborhood is great for kids. 1 block away is Orchid Heights park and Pheasant Branch Conservancy. I live live close to this home and my kids and I walk to the park several times a week. Let me know if you have any other questions about the neighborhood..