As a resident of Pine Hills for 14 years with both my children going K-5th at Sarah Smith this is a great neighborhood if you looking for a "community" type area. We have a neighborhood built swim and tennis club called Roxboro Swim. During the summer there are different events on Friday nights. We have a highly organized dinner club and just did a neighborhood wide yard sale with 57 houses participating. It is not uncommon to go to the road and congregate with friends while the kids play.
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!