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        Government & Communities

                                           Roughly 10% of the City of Atlanta is in DeKalb County   Community
                                           with the remainder in neighboring Fulton County. This
         Avondale                          equates to approximately 34,000 of Atlanta’s more than   Characteristics
                                           523,000 residents. Atlanta is Georgia’s state capital.
         Estates                                                                       •    1.23 square miles
                                                                                       •    Population of 3,500

                                                      Community Events                 •    Centrally located
         Where Tradition Meets Progress                                               •    Close-knit community
                                                 The Avondale Farmers Market takes place
                                                                                      •    Beautiful setting with diverse
                                              on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., typically from
                                                                                        architectural styles
          Founded in 1924, Avondale           early April to late October. Shoppers will find lo-  •    Home to the first Waffle House,
          Estates was planned to              cal, farm-fresh products, including baked goods,   which opened in 1955
                                              cheeses, eggs, handmade jellies, meats, natural
          mimic Stratford-upon-Avon,          grain pasta, and produce. The market is spon-  •    Thriving arts district
                                                                                     •    Wonderful amenities
          England. The founder, George        sored by the City of Avondale Estates’ Communi-  – Lake Avondale
          Francis Willis, was inspired        ty Promotion Program. For more information visit   –   Avondale Community Club
          by the Tudor-Revival style      •    Historic District on the
                                                Avondale Estates also hosts Second Saturday

          architecture of the English         Art Walks in the spring and fall each year, Fourth   Historic Places
                                                                                      National Register of
          town and aspired to recreate its    of July Parade and Fireworks, tree and menorah
          majesty in Georgia. Avondale        lightings each December, children’s Egg Hunt
          Estates City Hall, along with       and Dog Parade, annual Pig Roast, Mayhem Fest,   •  Parks & Recreation
                                              Community Yard Sale, and a Labor Day 5K.
                                                                                   166 Locust St., Avondale Estates, GA 30002
          other main street buildings,        •  City Hall  |  Mayor Jonathan Elmore   404-508-4531
          serves as a wonderful                21 N. Avondale Plaza               •  Public Works Department
          example of Willis’ vision.           Avondale Estates, GA 30002          166 Locust St., Avondale Estates, GA 30002
                                      • 404-294-5400  404-508-4531


         A Blooming Community                         Community Events                Community
                                                 The Brookhaven Cherry Blossom Festival: A   Characteristics
                                              Music and Arts Extravaganza is an annual spring
           Brookhaven gained                  event that features big-name music acts, art,   •    Population around 50,000
                                              great food, a kids’ zone, and a car show. Taking
           its named from a large             place the last weekend in March makes it the   •    Approximately 12 square miles
           plantation that was on             first event in the metro Atlanta festival season.   •    Walkable
           the site in the early 1800s.       The festival is pet friendly and the perfect time   •    Large international community
           Before that, the area was          for every member of the family, even the furry   •    14 parks with excellent trails
                                                                                      and facilities
                                              ones, to connect with the community. Festivities
           home to descendants of the         begin the weekend before the festival with the   •    Easy access to MARTA with
           Muscogee (Creek) Nation. At        Cherry Blossom 5K run. For more information   direct MARTA link to Hartsfield-
           the turn of the 20th century,      visit        Jackson Atlanta Airport
                                                                                    •    Vibrant business community
           Atlanta residents began to build   •  City Hall  |  Mayor John Ernst     •    Home to Oglethorpe
           summer homes here, which            4362 Peachtree Rd. NE                 University – a private liberal
                                               Brookhaven, GA 30319
           led to the incorporation of • 404-637-0500       arts college
           Brookhaven Country Club            •  Parks & Recreation                 •    Home to Children’s Healthcare
           in 1910. Development                3360 Osborne Rd. NE, Brookhaven, GA 30319   Pediatrics
                                                                                     of Atlanta Center for Advanced
           continued from there toward         404-637-0500                        •    Named 2019 “Best Suburb of
           Brookhaven becoming an             •  Public Works Department             Atlanta” by Atlanta Journal
           official city in 2012.              4362 Peachtree Rd. NE, Brookhaven, GA 30319   Constitution voters

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