Buford, GA Community Center, Town Park & Theatre
About Buford, GA
Buford, GA in North Central Gwinnett County, blends a unique set of local amenities with those of the county to provide an ideal mix of offerings for the finest quality of life. A new state-of-the-art high school campus opened in 2019, and the Northeast Georgia Health System Medical Plaza opened in 2022, both joining the newer Buford Community Center, Town Park, and Theatre in accommodating the growing, diverse community.
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Buford, GA began as a depot on the railway line between Atlanta and Charlotte NC. Incorporated in 1872, the third city to charter in Gwinnett County and known for the Bona Allen Tannery, once identified as the "New York of Gwinnett" and home to the first bank in Gwinnett County offers even more amenities that are consistent with a quality of life typically expected of a larger city.
The City of Buford is among the few in Georgia with a highly competitive, well-recognized local K-12 school system, Buford City Schools, city-owned utilities, the Buford Community Center, Town Park, and Theatre where classic rock bands and others frequently appear, and more. The vibrant, walkable Historic Downtown Buford is home to specialty retail stores, restaurants, the Bona Allen Mansion, and art galleries, including the Tannery Row Artist Colony. In addition, the local Gwinnett Environmental & Heritage Center is rated among the best science museums in Georgia and the Buford Senior Center, the Buford Health Center, the new Buford Arena, a US Postal Service, and several children and healthcare businesses all operate within the city limits.
Transit: Bus service is available to Downtown Atlanta Destinations from the Park & Ride on Buford Drive at I-985 and Midtown Atlanta from the Park & Rides at Hamilton Mill on Sardis Church Road, the Mall of Georgia, and Sugarloaf Mills. Bus service is also available from the Sugarloaf Mills Park & Ride to Buckhead, Dunwoody, Emory University, and the Doraville MARTA Station where buses connect to Buckhead, the Centers for Disease Control, Dekalb-Peachtree Airport, and Tucker, GA. In addition, the MARTA Gold Line Train Route starts at the Doraville Station and terminates at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport with stops at popular Metro Atlanta business, entertainment, and other hubs.
Frequently Asked Questions about Buford, GA
Where is Buford, GA?
Buford, GA, is a North Central Gwinnett County City of more than 17,000 between Suwanee and Flowery Branch along Highway 20 near Lake Lanier. Most of Buford, GA is in North Central Gwinnett County with a small portion spanning into Hall County.
What is Buford GA Zip Code?
Buford, GA uses zip codes 30518 and 30519.
What's in Buford, GA?
As described in the Buford High School Cluster Page, historic charm and modern amenities meet in Buford, GA, home to a new high school, community center, town park & theatre, dining, parks, shopping, and more.
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