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 the English 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.
City of Avondale Estates is engraved on an entrance sign
Current Statistics
  • 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.
Census Data
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:
Other Resources
  • Business Directory: Browse businesses in the City of Avondale Estates. Listed alphabetically and by category.
  • Community Resources: Links to area schools, places of worship, hospitals and utilities.
  • Culture & Recreation: Community organizations that help to connect people and provide opportunities for fun.