Avondale Estates ranked among top family friendly U.S. cities 

by John Yellig

The small Dekalb County city is best known for its distinctive Tudor-style downtown. Courtesy of Aprabhu, Wiki Commons.

Avondale Estates, the small Dekalb County city with the distinctive Tudor-style downtown, was named one of the 15 most family friendly cities in the U.S. by iBuyer platform Opendoor.  

Courtesy of Google Maps.

Opendoor identified the best cities for families by analyzing and averaging the number of OpenStreetMap “family friendly” tags within 3 miles of all addresses in a city where Opendoor Brokerage operates. The tags include: bench, community center, drinking water, garden, kindergarten, museum, park, picnic site, playground, school, swimming pool, supermarket and waste basket. 

“We found that most family friendly cities like Avondale Estates have quite a few common features — whether that’s a small-town feel or plenty of outdoor spaces to explore,” Opendoor consumer trend expert Beatrice de Jong said. “Home buyers considering Avondale Estates can expect a charming small town with lots of restaurants, coffee shops, parks and playgrounds. Families enjoy trails around Lake Avondale and Willis Park. 

Avondale Estates was ranked 15 on the list, preceded by Mission, Kansas, at No. 14. Cambridge, Massachusetts, ranked No. 1. Here’s the complete list: 

  1. Cambridge, Massachusetts. 
  2. Cliffside Park, N.J. 
  3. Arlington, Virginia. 
  4. Chandler, Arizona.  
  5. Tracy, California.  
  6. North Richland Hills, Texas.  
  7. Denver. 
  8. Portland, Oregon. 
  9. Boulder, Colorado. 
  10. Anaheim, California.  
  11. Coral Gables, Florida.  
  12. Kent, Ohio.  
  13. Ann Arbor, Michigan.  
  14. Mission, Kansas.  
  15. Avondale Estates, Georgia.  

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