Avondale Estates, a city in Dekalb County, Georgia, was founded in 1924. It is known for its close-knit community, beautiful setting and diverse architectural styles. In 2012, Avondale Estates passed a resolution affirming its commitment to become a Lifelong Community. With a population close to 3,000, almost one-third of whom are over the age of 65, Avondale Estates recognizes the importance of aging in place. Read the City of Avondale Estates Resolution here (PDF) and take a moment to visit the City of Avondale Estates website.
Program implementation for Lifelong Commuinty work funded by the Community AGEnda, began in January 2013 with the distribution of the Lifelong Communities Citizen Assessment Survey. The response was outstanding, with over 400 surveys returned! Read more about the survey results and community plans here (PDF).
In March, the City of Avondale Estates will host renowned walkability expert Dan Burden for an all-day, interactive walkability charrette with community members and stakeholders at City Hall. The focus will be on raising awareness of issues facing pedestrians in Avondale Estates, and establishing a 100 Day Action Plan to address the issues, making Avondale Estates a safer environment for pedestrians of all ages. Also on the horizon – in the spring ARC will host health and wellness programs to connect community members with needed services, including the Sickness Prevention Achieved through Regional Collaboration (SPARC), and Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP).
Additional projects underway include crosswalk enhancements along Highway 278 for improved walkability and a review of Avondale Estates zoning codes.
Stay tuned here for regular updates!