I live in the 30038 area for the past 6 years. It is safe, clean and child friendly. We do have our minor problems as do all zip codes. The Dekalb county school website will inform you of low and high performing schools in the district.
As a licensed real estate agent, by law and licensing regulations, I can NOT tell you if a certain area is a 'good place'. Contact Dekalb police department (404) 294-2589) and they will be able to give you crime rate statistics for any area in .