The City of Buford has come a long way since its beginnings in 1872 as a depot on the railway line between Atlanta and Charlotte, North Carolina. Major domestic and international companies have established operations in Buford. The Buford Dam has become a major source of power for the state, and Lake Lanier Islands is recognized as a premier recreational development in the Southeast.
Companies have located operations in Buford for some very solid reasons:
EDUCATION: Independent city school system with local control of elementary, middle, and high schools. More than 10 major universities within a 50-mile radius.
RECREATION: Fishing, boating, swimming, skiing, camping, beach & water park and golf at Lake Lanier Islands and local parks at Lake Lanier; hiking and camping in the north Georgia mountains.
RESTAURANTS: Most any type of restaurant in which to choose within 2 miles of the City of Buford. Many major chain restaurants have chosen to locate in Buford as well as unique, locally owned restaurants. You are sure to find your local favorite.
PARKS: 25-ACRE Buford City Park with tennis and basketball courts, as well as, baseball, softball, and soccer fields.
RETAIL SHOPPING: Mall of Georgia, Art Colony Downtown, Tannery Row Antique Mall