Avondale Estates

Avondale Estates is a city in DeKalb County, Georgia, United States. The population was 2,960 at the 2010 census.[3] It is part of theAtlanta metropolitan area and is near Decatur.

History

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 afterStratford-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.[4] Community amenities such as a lake, tennis courts, a clubhouse, parks, and a swimming pool were built for residents.

Geography

Avondale Estates is located at 33°46′15″N 84°15′54″W (33.770905, -84.264894).[5] 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.

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