Buford • cityofbuford.com (770) 945-6761 • Pop. 1,3000
Originally a railway depot between Atlanta and Charlotte, the present-day city of Buford represents far more than just a rail stop. The Buford Dam not only powers the state, but also provides a great source of recreation with Lake Lanier Islands. The friendliness of this small town welcomes new residents and weekend visitors perusing the many shops, restaurants, and galleries along Main Street Buford. The Mall of Georgia in Buford is the largest enclosed shopping mall in Georgia and attracts visitors from all over the state and Southeast. Recreational opportunities are abundant in the area, and they include swimming, skiing, camping, boating, fishing, and hiking. More than 10 universities are within a 50-mile radius, and an independent city school system controls elementary, middle, and high schools.