Station Summary

Avondale is on the Blue line. The station is located in a mostly commercial area. Residents living near Avondale spend less than the regional average on housing and transportation. In this area, the average resident drives 6,347 fewer miles annually than the regional average. Additionally, the average resident living near Avondale spends $281.48 more per year on housing than the regional average.

Median Household Income

income spent on housing :: 31%

income spent on transportation :: 21%

income remaining :: 48%

All figures from a 0.5 mile radius


Census for 2012 :: 3,078
Projected for 2017 :: 3,170


Average travel time to work based on 60 minutes.


Employees earning more than $3,333 / mo.


Average apartment rental for this neighborhood station.

Per month


What amenities and services are in the area?
Art     Banks     Bike     Medical     Schools    

Why Equitable Development?

Equitable TOD combines people and place-based approaches to ensure that the value created when land near transit is built out is accessible to, and provides opportunities for, all community residents living near transit.

The market near Avondale station is strong and growing and has a low probability of changing demographics. Renters are the first to be affected by an increase in property values in a growing market.This area is near major job centers but lacks affordable housing.

Achieving Equitable Development

In order to retain current residents and provide access to new amenities and services, Transformation Alliance?s equitable development strategy for this station area is:

  • improve job access
  • build new affordable housing
  • develop affordable housing at adjacent MARTA stops to improve access




Station data

Site Accessibility
  Station Area Average from all Station Areas  
MARTA Station Typology Designation Neighborhood ?  
MARTA Parking Utilization 58% 51%  
WalkScore 74 69  
Bike Score 34  
Journey to MARTA Walk + Bike N/A ?  
Journey to MARTA Drive + Carpool N/A ?  
Journey to MARTA Transfer N/A ?  
Sidewalk conditions (miles) Above Average N/A 4  
Sidewalk conditions (miles) Average N/A 5  
Sidewalk conditions (miles) Poor N/A 4  
MARTA Daily Enteries 5,388 4,882  
Development Opportunities and Context
  Station Area Average from all Station Areas  
MARTA TOD Acreage 7.2 ?  
Adjacent Large Properites East Decatur Station ?  
Zoning Station or Parking Lot(s) I ?  
Zoning Adjacent Area(s) C-3, R-60 ?  
Reccomended Intensity at the Site 1.5-5 FAR ?  
Current Intensity at the Site N ?  
TAD No ?  
TAD Eligible ?  
LCI Avondale Station ?  

  Station Area Average from all Station Areas  
Office - Inventory (SF) 318,443 3,964,869  
Office - Vacancy 32.9% 11.90%  
Office - Average Rent $18.00 $14.86  
Office - 10 Year Growth 1% 3%  
  Station Area Average from all Station Areas  
Retail - Inventory (SF) 214,609 1,474,105  
Retail - Average Rent $13.56 $15.47  
Retail - 10 Year Growth -1% 16%  
  Station Area Average from all Station Areas  
Housing - Inventory (Units) 1,644 2,218  
Housing Density / Acre 3.3 4.4  
Housing - % Renter 36% 56%  
Housing - % Multifamily 5+ Units 30% 53%  
Housing - % Built Since 2000 12% 19%  
Housing - Average Apartment Rents (1 Mile) $911 $956  
Housing - Average Apartment Vacancy Rate (1 Mile) 4.1% 7.30%  
Housing - 2012 New Avg. Sales Price (1 Mile) $285,000 $252,596  

  Station Area Average from all Station Areas  
Population 2012 3,078 3,930  
% Change 2000-2012 14% 10%  
% Change 2012-2017 3% 4%  
From the 2012 Population
  Station Area Average from all Station Areas  
% Generation Y (18-34) 20% 35%  
% Singles 51% 75%  
Median Household Income $63,542 $44,720  
% Employed 63% 62%  
% Use Public Transit 9% 17%  
Employment Base
  Station Area Average from all Station Areas  
Travel Time to Work (minutes) 28.3 27.9  
Number of Employees 1,172 17,075  
Employment Density / Acre 2.3 34.0  
% Employees Earning More than $3,333 per month 28% 54%  
Jobs to Housing Ratio 0.7 7.1  
Past Plans

10 Year LCI Update, Avondale


Founded in 1924 by George F. Willis, the City of Avondale Estates is the earliest known planned community in the southeast. Willis transformed the...

10 Year LCI Update, Decatur


This current study serves as the ten-year update for the Downtown Decatur LCI study and the five-year update for the Avondale LCI study, but also for...

Affordable Housing Market Study


The City of Decatur is recognizing very early the trend that is likely to occur in its commercial centers in particular as revitalization happens...

Avondale Estates LCI Study


The focal point of the study area is the MARTA rail station. The station platform can be accessed from the north and south side of the track ? E....

Avondale Vision

Our vision builds on the consensus achieved by the Decatur community over the last decade to create a vibrant urban mixed-use node that will become a...