I've had a difficult time raising my children in Pine Castle, FL. The schools have great ratings and I've never had any problem with them attending Orlando Science Middle & High Charter School.
The exact neighborhood I lived in wasn't too terribly bad, but it doesn't take a far drive to find a lower-class neighborhood struggling with drug addictions or gang affiliations. Choosing a neighborhood to move into is key if you're interested in enjoying your time in Pine Castle.
The great news is that everything is extremely close to Pine Castle, FL like entertainment theme parks, outdoor activities, indoor rock climbing, escape rooms, and the nightlife is fantastic if you're craving a drink and some interesting conversation. It's fairly crowded and many residents live in apartment or condominium housing, however there is a huge market for family homes that are unattached to any other residence. If you enjoy silence and a quiet environment, this town is NOT for you. There's always something going on around town no matter what time of day or night it is. There's a great deal of activity and there's many roads with many different options to get from A to B.