Avondale is a peaceful neighborhood located in Northeast Tallahassee off Buck Lake Road. Beautifully landscaped with live oaks, azaleas and crepe myrtles, Avondale provides a lovely atmosphere for residents and visitors alike. Only a short 5-minute drive from I-10, this neighborhood is conveniently located while still feeling secluded.
Avondale is comprised of detached single-family homes that usually range from 1500 - 2500 square feet and sit on at least one-third of an acre. Many of the homes in the neighborhood are brick, feature garages, and have attractively landscaped yards. Residents of Avondale take pride in the many beautiful trees throughout the neighborhood. There are both one-story and two-story homes in Avondale, and the majority of homes have three bedrooms and two bathrooms.
A portion of the neighborhood backs up to the J.R. Alford Greenway. This City of Tallahassee park covers more than 800 acres of mixed forests, pastures, hardwoods, a freshwater swamp, and a lake. The J.R. Alford Greenway is also a site on the Great Florida Birding Trail and many species of birds and small wildlife can be found there. Residents will enjoy easy access to the many miles of multi-use trails for runners, hikers, cyclists and horseback riders.
Connected to the J.R. Alford Greenway is the Lafayette Heritage Trail Park, which has multiple recreational trails and a lake where visitors can go fishing. This park also features a small playground, picnic shelters, a trailhead with a bike wash and an outdoor shower. Avondale is the perfect neighborhood for residents who enjoy outdoor recreation and beautiful scenery.
However, it is also conveniently located close to shopping and dining options. Avondale is less than 3 miles away from the Fallschase Village Center, which has stores such as Costco, Walmart, Bass Pro Shops, and Boot Barn. The new luxury Cobb Theater with reclining seats is also located in this shopping center. In the same area, residents will find dining options such as Applebee’s, Cinco De Mayo Restaurant, Uncle Maddio’s Pizza and Japanica Steakhouse.
Avondale residents enjoy access to the following Leon County public schools: