Avondale Estates

Don't let the tudor facade fool you, this quaint town's love of art, music and movies may surprise you. MARTA's East-West bound trains stop outside the shopping district.

Avondale Estates pulls out all the stops for it's Fourth of July Parade the morning of and fireworks over the lake at dusk.  It's a beautiful community, both in terms of its lush landscapes and small-town charm.  It has a smattering of businesses and restaurants, but is just a short drive or bike ride from Decatur.  The Purple Corkscrew is one of my favorites!

The westbound MARTA train can take you to downtown Atlanta.

Plenty of housing options to choose from: condos, new construction, historic Craftsman, Mid-century modern. You'll find your dollar goes quite a bit farther here and the nearby Clarkston, Scottdale and unincorporated Decatur (30032) communities.

The official website says:  Avondale Estates is the only documented example in the Southeastern United States of an early 20th century planned new town. The Avondale Estates Historic District was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in December of 1986 and is considered to be of national importance. This level of significance is attributed to the planning efforts behind the development of Avondale Estates as well as to the architectural and landscape components present in the district.

The mostly Tudor-style downtown area of Avondale Estates, known as the commercial district, is home to a variety of businesses including consignment stores. Pizza, southern comfort food, and Chicago style hot dogs are some of the restaurant fare options. The city is the location of the first Waffle House, which opened its doors Labor Day weekend of 1955. Waffle House operates a museum at the original location today, and a separate restaurant where you can enjoy your hash browns scattered, smothered and covered or plain, no one will judge you.

A selection of art galleries and studios are located in an area of the city known as the Rail Arts District. Little Tree Art Studios located on Franklin Street, is a warehouse that includes multiple artist studios and a music rehearsal space.

The movie, “Instant Family” (2018), starring Mark Wahlberg was filmed in Avondale Estates.

About the Neighborhood

There are community events
Neighbors are friendly
There's holiday spirit
Great for retirees
Car is needed
It's walkable to restaurant
Easy commutes
Good transit
Parking is easy
There are sidewalks
Yards are well-kept
Streets are well-lit
Parks and playgrounds
It's quiet
It's dog friendly
Kids play outside
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Last updated on Jul 4, 2022 3:55:am.