Located in DeKalb County, Ga., Avondale Estates is well-known for its tight-knit community, beautiful surroundings and diverse architecture. Living in the third largest county in Georgia, residents are able to take advantage of a plethora of attractions and recreation options. People looking for Avondale Estates apartments for rent can appreciate the cultural diversity of the area where more than 64 languages are spoken. According to statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau, approximately 3,000 people call Avondale Estates home.
The city of Avondale Estates was founded in 1924 by George Francis Willis, who was inspired by a trip to create a community in the Tudor-revival style architecture. Willis then received help from internationally known city planners to develop a "planned" city, which was later documented as the only one of its kind in the Southeast, and thus received a notation on the National Register of Historic Places.
Today, Avondale Estates has gained the titled as one of the "Best Old House Neighborhoods 2012" in This Old House online magazine. But beyond the unique architecture, Avondale Estates offers its residents plenty of career and education opportunities. People looking for Avondale Estates apartments may find employment at one of the county's largest employers, including Emory University, DeKalb County School System, DeKalb County Government, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and BellSouth.
DeKalb County is home to several of the "world's largest." Stone Mountain Park is the largest granite outcropping and relief carving facility - plus, the park sits on 3,200 acres of natural beauty and offers locals and travelers an exciting amount of activities. Visitors can view the world's largest laser light show, take a scenic ride along the mountain or hike through the treetops on SkyHike.
The county also boasts the world's largest indoor farmer's market and dinosaur replicas - Argentinasaurus and the Gigantosaurus are on permanent display at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History.
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