Pine Hills is not safe. Areas around Pine Hills are also affected by the crime, drugs, looting, and breaking and entering that is done in this zip code. I've lived in FL for 10 years, and my wife all her life. We both agree that although there have been updates near Orlando like the Dr. Phillips Arena, new hospital constructions, and updates to Maitlands traffic and I-4 revamps, non of it is helping or touching Pine Hills. If you have a place to live, don't settle for it. Many more houses will be broken into and many more heinous crimes will be committed before this place changes, so consider Altamonte, same prices and a little father. Apopka has low traffic and direct toll road access. Lockhart, there are some areas in Lockhart that are far better than pine hills. If you know where Beggs Road is, make that your line in the sand, and don't go lower than that. Pine Hills, Metro West, Valencia West Campus Area, John Young and the I4 exit off LB Mcload leading into Paramore and down town. All of those areas need help, and for your safety, I hope you don't have to settle in.