The Weeks of Winter in Avondale Estates

Feb 23, 2020

Winter in Avondale – We Hardly Noticed

One reason to live here is that we count our winter in weeks rather than months. Another reason people choose the luxury homes of Avondale Estates is that even those short weeks of winter don’t interfere with our style.

Single-family homes bring with them the promise of enjoying time outdoors, when we choose it, and few spots in the region offer such an easy location for that, as here at Avondale Estates. Our pond, our parks assure us we are never far from nature. And our matchless location – 20 minutes from Midtown Atlanta and 20 minutes from Stone Mountain Park – keep the great outdoors just as easy an option for luxury homes as the financial, cultural, educational, and artistic resources of one of America’s great cities. 

Even closer, Decatur beckons with a small city version of big city sensibilities. One example was on February 8, when Gathered and Grounded hosted a Teen Late-Over. Organized fun and free time, relaxation yoga, and games were the backdrop of this evening’s main event. Mika, of Mika’s Little Bakery, presented the tools and taught the techniques of cookie-decorating.

An Audubon Winter Birding Walk, organized by Science ATL, takes place Saturday, February 22, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Meeting at Mason Mill Park, 1406-1458 McConnell Drive in Decatur, two master birders, along with Ranger Jonah, will guide participants on a stroll that seeks both seasonal migrants and resident bird species.

Fresh Vegetables are Just the Beginning

The Decatur Winter Farmers Market, at the Decatur Family YMCA offers local sourcing for your kitchen on Wednesday afternoons in February and March. Like all farmers markets, this one turns out to be as much about comparing notes and getting a feel for what’s going on as it is about produce. And if you’re already fond of farmers markets, then there’s no reason to wait until Wednesday. The DeKalb Farmers Market holds forth from a massive, 140,000 square-foot former warehouse on East Ponce de Leon.

The DeKalb Farmers Market grew from a vegetable stand in 1977 to an experience that goes way beyond what you might expect. Bakery, cheese and dairy, pastries, meat and seafood, and even flowers are a few of the finds here. Still operated by its founders, the DeKalb Farmers Market has a mission and the passion for people and their well-being shows.

The Rail Arts District (RAD) is an artisan’s project that sits at the junction between Avondale and Decatur. Glass-blowing and pottery, studios, and galleries await the neighbors from Avondale Estates who have an art interest.

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