A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$158,900
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$850
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    43%
  • Own
    57%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    273
  • Murder
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    525
  • Theft
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    263

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$47,354
National
$53,889
Children
24%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    14%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    26%
    13%

    Buford Reviews

    61 reviews
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    Buford is a quiet Suburb filled with middle class families. It is a very clean city and has a lot of great parks, shopping areas, places to go out and dine or to just watch movies. It is just outside of Atlanta, about 25-30 minutes, which is great because if you love the city life it isn't very far! If you are a young couple looking for partying it may not be the place for you, you will have to make the drive into Atlanta to find cool bars or nightclubs.
    Review Buford
    I love my town! My family is from Buford, I moved here when I was 8 years old. My children grew up here and went through the Buford city school district. Buford celebrates a 95% graduation rate which is amazing. The city is growing quickly, we have plenty of employment opportunities.
    Buford is the kind of community were neighbors are familiar with each other. They are kind friendly place to live. Very peaceful and quiet. We have lived in Buford, for 7 years and have felt a sense of safety in our community. The public schools are very good. They have proven several years in a roe, to have a high graduation rate among high school students. Also beautiful areas for activities and parks to enjoy with your pets and family. These parks offer swimming and skate board parks, and have walking trails for the health conscious. For the locals Buford offers the peace of the lake and the convenience of the commute to the cities by way of the main highways. I would recommend our community future home buyer looking for a great place to raise a family.