Founded in 1924, Avondale Estates takes its name from playwright William Shakespeare's birthplace, the quaint Stratford-upon-Avon. Fittingly, as you pass through Avondale Estates' downtown area, you'll notice Tudor-style architecture. Perhaps more endearingly, though, is the fact that Avondale Estates offered Waffle House its first home. Today, you can visit the Waffle House museum and see the breakfast chain's first restaurant.
Avondale Estate also houses the state's longest running professional theater and operates the Museum School of Avondale Estates, a first of its kind charter school that has partnered with several Atlanta museums to provide elementary school students a unique education centered around discovery.