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 Shakespeare. Downtown buildings were designed in a Tudor style to reinforce this image, as were many of the houses in the City. The City of Avondale Estates is featured as one of the “Best Old House Neighborhoods 2012” in This Old House online magazine. The article features neighborhoods from coast to coast where you can find one-of-a-kind period houses.
Avondale Estates is a City in Dekalb County, Georgia with 2858 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 Community Club House, tennis courts, and a swimming pool. Avondale has 194 businesses.