The City of Avondale Estates

Fast Facts

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 William Shakespeare. Downtown buildings were designed in a Tudor style to reinforce this image, as were many of the houses in the City. This Old House online magazine featured Avondale Estates as one of the "Best Old House Neighborhoods 2012." The list features neighborhoods across the country with one-of-a-kind period houses.

The City of Avondale Estates is located in DeKalb County, Georgia, and has a population of 3,360 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 Avondale Community Club, tennis courts and a swimming pool. The City is about 789.65 acres, or 1.23 square miles.

A wide breadth of data about the City is available via the U.S. Census Bureau's American FactFinder. For added convenience, download the following FactFinder tables about Avondale Estates as PDFs:

2010 Census: General Population and Housing Characteristics
2010 Census: Households and Families
2013 American Community Survey: Demographic and Housing Estimates

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

DeKalb School of the Arts

1192 Clarendon Avenue
Avondale Estates, Georgia 30002
(678) 676-2502 Information

Druid Hills High School
1798 Haygood Drive
Atlanta, Georgia  30307
(678) 874-6300 Information
(678) 874-6302 Office
(678) 874-6310 Fax

Druid Hills Middle School
3100 Mount Olive Drive
Decatur, Georgia  30033
(678) 874-7602 Main
(678) 874-7610 Fax

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

The Museum School of Avondale Estates

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

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

The following hospitals are located near Avondale Estates.

DeKalb Medical Center
2701 N. Decatur Road
Decatur, Georgia 30033
(404) 501-1000

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

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

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

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

Columbia Presbyterian Church
711 Columbia Drive
Decatur, Georgia 30030
(404) 284-2441

Congregation Beth Jacob
3039 Briarcliff Road
Atlanta, GA 30329

Decatur Presbyterian Church
205 Sycamore Street
Decatur, Georgia 30030
(404) 378-1777

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

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

The Temple
1589 Peachtree Street, NE
Atlanta, GA 30309