Schools are an extrememly subjective call as every parent places different priority on them. While these areas have outstanding private schools in the area, the majority of the public schools are not typically found on the "top" lists. Again, this is a highly personal call so that best researched by you.
As an active appraiser and broker, I have significant data on both areas and can drill down as far as needed to provide as much detail as desired. You can see current (updated weekly) stats on these zips and hundreds more at http://hounddogrealestate.com/atlanta-real-estate-conditions/ You can also see Sandy Springs data.
I've been selling and appraising in both areas for close to twenty years, If you have any questions just contact me.
The school district is Sarah Smith/Sutton/North Atlanta High. My kids went K-5th at Smith - is it a fantastic school. The three top elementary schools are Sarah Smith, Jackson and Morris Brandon and all are equally wonderful environments for learning and growing.
I am selling my home in Pine Hills but am not a residential agent. If you have any additional questions I may be able to help you with just give me a call at my work 404-467-2177.
Good luck with your search!
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