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Avondale Estates, Georgia
Tudor Revival architecture in downtown Avondale Estates
Tudor Revival architecture in downtown Avondale Estates
Location in DeKalb County and the state of Georgia
Location in DeKalb County and the state of Georgia
Country United States
State Georgia
County DeKalb
 • Total 1.1 sq mi (2.9 km2)
 • Land 1.1 sq mi (2.9 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
1,027 ft (313 m)
 • Total 2,960
 • Density 2,690/sq mi (1,021/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 404
FIPS code 13-04644
GNIS feature ID 0331075
Lake Avondale at Avondale Estates, 2006

Avondale Estates is a city in DeKalb County, Georgia, United States. The population was 2,960 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Atlanta metropolitan area and is near Decatur.


Ad for Ingleside, GA, Atlanta Constitution, September 18, 1892
1892 advertorial promoting lot sales in Ingleside

In the 1890s, lots were sold in the area which was known as Ingleside.

Avondale Estates was founded in 1924 by George Francis Willis, a patent medicine magnate, 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, a clubhouse, parks, and a swimming pool were built for residents.


Avondale Estates is located at 33°46′15″N 84°15′54″W / 33.77083°N 84.26500°W / 33.77083; -84.26500 (33.770905, -84.264894). 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 (2.8 km2), of which 0.88% is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 535
1940 569 6.4%
1950 1,070 88.0%
1960 1,646 53.8%
1970 1,735 5.4%
1980 1,313 −24.3%
1990 2,209 68.2%
2000 2,609 18.1%
2010 2,960 13.5%
Est. 2015 3,139 6.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the 2010 census, Avondale Estates had a population of 2,960. The racial and ethnic composition of the population was 80.9% white, 14.5% black or African American, 0.1% Native American, 1.9% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.5% reporting some other race and 2.0% reporting two or more races. 2.2% of the population was Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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