The City of Avondale Estates
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Avondale Estates was founded in 1924 by George Francis Willis, who purchased the entire village of Ingleside to create a planned community. The City was named after Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England, birthplace of Shakespeare. Downtown buildings were designed in a Tudor style to reinforce this image, as were many of the houses in the City. The City of Avondale Estates is featured as one of the "Best Old House Neighborhoods 2012" in This Old House online magazine. The article features neighborhoods from coast to coast where you can find one-of-a-kind period houses. CLICK HERE to view article.


Avondale Estates is a City in Dekalb County, Georgia with 2960 residents. The City is known for its close-knit community, beautiful setting and diverse architectural styles. The first Waffle House, which opened its doors Labor Day weekend of 1955, is now a museum. Community amenities for residents include beautiful Lake Avondale, the Community Club House, tennis courts, and a swimming pool.

Avondale Estates is serviced by the DeKalb County School System with the exception of The Museum School of Avondale Estates.

Avondale Elementary School
10 Lakeshore Drive
Avondale Estates, Georgia 30002
(678) 676-5200 Information
(678) 676-5202 Office
(678) 676-5210 Fax
www.dekalb.k12.ga.us/avondale/

DeKalb School of the Arts

1192 Clarendon Avenue
Avondale Estates, Georgia 30002
(678) 676-2502 Information
www.dekalb.k12.ga.us/dsa

Druid Hills High School
1798 Haygood Drive
Atlanta, Georgia  30307
(678) 874-6300 Information
(678) 874-6302 Office
(678) 874-6310 Fax
www.dekalb.k12.ga.us/druidhills/

Druid Hills Middle School
3100 Mount Olive Drive
Decatur, Georgia  30033
(678) 874-7602 Main
(678) 874-7610 Fax
www.dekalb.k12.ga.us/shamrock

Fernbank Elementary School
3131 Old Rockbridge Road
Avondale Estates, Georgia 30002
(678) 874-9300 Information
(678) 874-9302 (Office)
(678) 874-9310 (Fax)
www.fernbankelementary.com

The Museum School of Avondale Estates

923 Forrest Blvd.
Decatur, Georgia  30030
(404) 289-0320 Main
(404) 288-4648 Fax
www.themuseumschool.org

The Sudbury School of Atlanta
3260 Covington Highway
Decatur, Georgia  30032
(404) 386-8545 Main
www.sudburyschoolofatlanta.org

HOSPITALS
The following hospitals are located near Avondale Estates.

Dekalb Medical Center
2701 N. Decatur Road
Decatur, Georgia 30033
(404) 501-1000
www.dekalbmedical.org

Emory University Hospital
1364 Clifton Road NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30322
(404) 712-2000
www.emoryhealthcare.org

Veterinary Hospital:

The following Veterinary Hospital is located in Avondale Estates.

Avondale Veterinary Hospital
6 North Avondale Road
Avondale Estates, Georgia 30002
(404) 294-4800
www.avondalevet.net
 

PLACES TO WORSHIP:
The following places of worship are located in and around Avondale Estates.

Avondale Estates First Baptist Church
47 Covington Road
Avondale Estates, Georgia 30002
(404) 294-5284
www.afbc.com

Avondale Pattillo United Methodist Church
3260 Covington Highway
Decatur, Georgia 30032
(404) 294-4063
www.apmethodist.org

Columbia Presbyterian Church
711 Columbia Drive
Decatur, Georgia 30030
(404) 284-2441
www.cpcdecatur.org

Congregation Beth Jacob
3039 Briarcliff Road
Atlanta, GA 30329
404-633-6103
www.bethjacobatlanta.org

Decatur Presbyterian Church
205 Sycamore Street
Decatur, Georgia 30030
(404) 378-1777
www.dpchurch.org

Holy Trinity Parish (Episcopal)
515 East Ponce de Leon Avenue
Decatur, GA 30030
(404) 377-2622
www.htparish.com

St. Thomas More Catholic Church
636 W Ponce De Leon Avenue
Decatur, GA 30030
(404) 378-4588
www.stmgaparish.org

The Temple
1589 Peachtree Street, NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
404-873-1731
www.the-temple.org