Explore Buford

Explore & Discover Buford 

Truly a small town with a big history, Buford, Georgia was incorporated as a town in 1872.  Its many industries, banks and focus on education all led to Buford being called the “New York of Gwinnett” by the News-Herald way back in time.1  

Buford is located in northeast Georgia very close to one of the state’s largest recreational lakes, Lake Lanier.  If lake-front living is your idea of paradise, Buford real estate can provide just what you’ve been looking for. Buford, Georgia has many desirable lifestyle elements, including lake-front living and recreation, great schools, shopping, dining, and other modern conveniences all coupled with a small-town feel.  Buford is not short on fun and boasts lots of activities to keep every member of the family happy!

Special Attractions

 Lake Lanier Islands

LanierWorld is a 1,500-acre resort situated on beautiful Lake Lanier.  The resort is home to a waterpark, golf course, resort and event facilities, restaurants and beach front bar with a stage and 5-story outdoor screen!  What more could you ask for?.

Mall of Georgia

 Buford is home to the largest shopping mall in the state of Georgia, Mall of Georgia.  Almost everything you could want is right within reach at the Mall of Georgia.  Complete with IMAX theater, Apple store, Pottery Barn and over other 200 stores, Mall of Georgia has something to please even the pickiest of shoppers. 

Buford Dam Park/Lake Lanier

One of the many recreational parks located on Lake Lanier, Buford Dam Park has picnic areas and shelters, a large, sandy beach and piers.  As the name implies, Buford Dam park sits next to the Dam and spillway for Lake Lanier.  Buford Dam park is at the south end of Lake Lanier, and is quite the site to see, whether from the water, or by driving across by car.  Lake Lanier has plenty of restaurantsmarinas, events and campsites to keep the entire family happy and immersed in outdoor fun.

Main Street/Tannery Row Artist Colony

Historic Main Street in Buford is home to a multitude of quaint restaurants and shops.  Tannery Row Artist Colony is just up the street and houses local artisans and their wares.  The historic Bona Allen Mansionbuilt in 1911 is the perfect setting for weddings and private events.  The Buford Community Centerhome of the Buford History Museum, hosts events such as outdoor movies and concerts in its town park, and also has an indoor auditorium, the Sylvia Beard Theatre.

 If you’re looking for that small town lifestyle, or lake front-real estate, Buford will have just what you’ve been searching for. Check out your dream vista overlooking the lake or choose a home with a private or community dock for access to boating fun.  For the most current real estate listings in Buford, click here.

You can find a comprehensive list of Buford neighborhoods here.

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