Directly east of Decatur, Avondale Estates is the farthest our ITP “coverage” goes in that direction. But that’s not the only thing that’s unique to this neighborhood. It’s the only documented example of an early 20th century planned town in the southeastern United States. Named after Shakespeare’s birthplace – Stratford-upon-Avon, England -, Avondale Estates was founded in 1924 and added to the National Register of Historic Places in December 1986.
Most of the downtown buildings and many houses were designed in a Tudor style to reinforce its Shakespearean “heritage”. Today, residents still have their choice of Tudors, along with craftsman style bungalows, new and renovated homes, and multi-family options.
Here are some other fun facts about Avondale Estates:
- The area was built on top of granite covered by our well-known Georgia clay…and some granite is still visible along the shore of Lake Avondale.
- The first Waffle House opened its doors here on Labor Day weekend of 1955. A museum still operates out of its original location.
- It’s right next to Stone Mountain Park, who attracts in and out of town visitors hiking up and around the mountain, checking out the park’s village, and seeing the family-friendly lights extravaganzas in the summer and during the holidays.
Avondale Estates is an intown neighborhood like no other for its styles and its values. You must check it out!
Avondale Estate’s Dekalb County Public Schools:
- Avondale Elementary School
- Druid Hills Middle School
- Druid Hills High School
- Median sales price – $275,000.00