Buford

50 reviews
  1. Suburb of Atlanta, GA
A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Real Estate
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
Suburb of
Atlanta

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$160,400
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$875
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    42%
  • Own
    58%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    No Data
    264
  • Murder
    No Data
    5
  • Rape
    No Data
    37
  • Robbery
    No Data
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    No Data
    575
  • Theft
    No Data
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    No Data
    257

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$43,750
National
$53,046
Children
26%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    33%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    23%
    14%

    Reviews

    50 reviews
    • Excellent
      19
    • Very Good
      13
    • Average
      16
    • Poor
      0
    • Terrible
      2
    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.
    • Current Resident
    • 13 days ago
    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.
    • Current Resident
    • 2 months ago
    Buford has the best School System in the state and has always been a point of pride for its residents. When Buford was accepting new "tuition" paying students there was a long waiting list to get in, as the # of tuition students they would accept was limited. A new larger High School will be built in the near future. More businesses are moving into the city limits and several new upscale subdivisions under construction. The area is safe with a visible police presence everywhere you go. Close to the Mall of GA and Gwinnett Braves as well as Lake Lanier and the North GA mountains. Buford's best kept secrets are its local restaurants on main street with a new steak house opening up last year.

    Buford's Community Center also hosts, plays, music performances, and other entertainment. The Doobie Brothers played here about a year ago. It's just a great place to raise a family.
    • Niche User
    • 7 months ago