Avondale is a loosely defined, West Ashley neighborhood which is located between Savannah Highway (Hwy. 17) and St. Andrews Boulevard (Hwy. 61). A majority of the homes are 1950's brick or aluminum-sided single family homes. More recently, Avondale has become a renovation hotspot due to its proximity to Downtown Charleston. The average price per square foot is $200. The nearby neighborhood of Ashley Forest is very similar and is considered part of Avondale. Homebuyers are drawn to Avondale for lifestyle reasons.