Avondale Estates, Georgia

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Avondale Estates is a city in DeKalb County, Georgia, United States. The population was 2,609 at the 2000 census.

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, 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. Community amenities such as a lake, tennis courts, clubhouse, and a swimming pool were built for residents.

The city is also known for the first Waffle House, which opened its doors Labor Day weekend of 1955.



Avondale Estates is located at 33°46′15″N 84°15′54″W / 33.77083°N 84.265°W / 33.77083; -84.265 (33.770905, -84.264894)[3]. The city is entirely underlain by granite and clay-rich soil developed on it. Some of this granite can be seen outcropped along the shore of Lake Avondale.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.1 square miles (2.9 km²), of which, 1.1 square miles (2.9 km²) of it is land and 0.88% is water.


As of the census[1] of 2007, there were 2,648 people residing in the city. The population density was 2,327.7 people per square mile (899.4/km²). There were 1,263 housing units at an average density of 1,126.8/sq mi (435.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 88.77% White, 8.62% African American, 0.15% Native American, 1.03% Asian, 0.27% from other races, and 1.15% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.53% of the population.

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