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Avondale Estates, Georgia
Tudor Revival architecture strip mall 120 Avondale Road, Avondale Estates
Tudor Revival architecture strip mall
120 Avondale Road, Avondale Estates
Official seal of Avondale Estates, Georgia
Location in DeKalb County and the state of Georgia
Location in DeKalb County and the state of Georgia
Avondale Estates, Georgia is located in Metro Atlanta
Avondale Estates, Georgia
Avondale Estates, Georgia
Location in Metro Atlanta
Country United States
State Georgia
County DeKalb
 • Total 1.23 sq mi (3.20 km2)
 • Land 1.22 sq mi (3.17 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
1,027 ft (313 m)
 • Total 3,567
 • Density 2,916.60/sq mi (1,126.11/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

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%
2020 3,567 20.5%
U.S. Decennial Census

2020 census

Avondale Estates racial composition
Race Num. Perc.
White (non-Hispanic) 2,781 77.96%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 339 9.5%
Native American 3 0.08%
Asian 101 2.83%
Pacific Islander 2 0.06%
Other/Mixed 198 5.55%
Hispanic or Latino 143 4.01%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 3,567 people, 1,422 households, and 865 families residing in the city.

2010 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.


Avondale Estates is served by the DeKalb County School System.

Avondale Elementary School is in the city limits. Druid Hills Middle School, and Druid Hills High School serve the community.

Avondale Middle School and Avondale High School, formerly adjacent to the city limits and serving the city, closed at the end of May 2011, and the students were distributed to neighboring schools. The campus is now used exclusively by the magnet school DeKalb School of the Arts.

In 2008, local parents began organizing formal efforts through the Avondale Education Association, a local grass-roots non-profit organization that was founded in October 2003, to create a charter school that would achieve the standards required by law, while establishing an elementary school that reflected the values of the community. Their proposal was initially rejected by the Dekalb County School Board, but it was subsequently selected by the Georgia Charter Schools Commission as one of a small number of schools to be chartered directly by the State of Georgia. The school, Museum School of Avondale Estates, opened in 2010, and Avondale Estates therefore lies within its attendance zone. The Museum School admissions are accepted through a lottery.

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