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%

Buford Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    0
  • Murder
    0
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1
  • Theft
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0

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%
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Buford Reviews

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My children and I moved to Buford, GA in August 2010. I was freshly divorced, and had obtained my dream job in a nearby city, but had a four-hour commute each day. I decided to move to be closer to my job and because Gwinnett County has a great school district. We found Buford to be a beautiful place to live with kind, friendly neighbors, quiet, peaceful neighborhoods, and tolerable traffic. We still love our home and neighbors and if we weren't opposed to increased traffic, would invite others to come experience life in this city!
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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.
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.