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  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
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B-
Buford is a suburb of Atlanta with a population of 14,662. Buford is in Gwinnett County and is one of the best places to live in Georgia. Living in Buford offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Buford there are a lot of restaurants and parks. Many families live in Buford and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Buford are highly rated.
About Buford...
Population
14,662

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$182,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$867
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    39%
  • Own
    61%
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Buford Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    25%
    13%

Working in Buford

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$48,772
National
$55,322
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Buford Reviews

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I love Buford. Everything you need is right in this little city. The choice of restaurants is insane. You can find anything you want in this city. I love that this is the most diverse county in Georgia. That's not hyperbole, that's actually a fact. Of course if you're into malls, the biggest mall in Georgia is right here in Buford. You have access to all the interstates right from Buford. The people are nice. I moved here 6 years ago. I've lived many places, including overseas, due to being in the military. Buford is where I retired to. I'm so happy I chose this place. My daughter graduated from a great high school in the area & is currently going to college for free, due to the HOPE scholarship for GA graduates. Don't miss out on Buford! Excellent place to buy a home!
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Buford, Georgia is an excellent place to live. It contains the Mall of Georgia, which is one of the best malls in the state since it maintains a high level of activity while constantly providing people access to a plethora of stores. It also has close proximity to some amazing schools that provide students with a high level of education to prepare them for their future. Alongside this, there are parks in and around the city that make access to nature simple!
Love Historic Buford! It's a great city square with shops, restaurants, railroad tracks, and tons of history. The historic houses around the square are beautiful, and the tannery hosts many great local spots.