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Overview of Buford

Even though Buford manages to retain its historic atmosphere and appeal, it certainly isn't stuck in the past. This lively community has everything a renter could want in a city, including nearby schools, a business district and a beautiful setting. Because it's just 35 miles from Atlanta, residents will find it's easy to get away for a day.

Buford apartments for rent are available in different areas of the community, and all have their own unique charms.

Living in Buford, GA

Buford served as a large community and area leader in Georgia from the time it was incorporated in 1872. Buford was the largest city in the county for more than 60 years, and boasted many factories, lots of industry and plenty of local schools. As an economic powerhouse Buford had an enormous leather industry, some of the first banks in the county and a huge farming operation. The city was a leader in education, and students from across the county came into town to attend Buford High School.

Even though the city has modernized and grown to a population of more than 12,000 residents, some things remain the same. The city's tradition of entrepreneurial spirit and the importance of education continue into the present day. Buford has developed an incredible infrastructure that supports large businesses in the area. The city came in third on CNN Money's list of 100 Best Places to Live and Launch in 2008. It is also located near multiple well-known universities and technical schools, keeping up with its past of academic excellence.

Buford Work and Study

Some residents in Buford choose to further their education just a few miles away in Lawrenceville. Gwinnett Technical College, located in the western part of Lawrenceville, offers pupils the opportunity to receive a higher education and obtain an associate degree. Students can also enroll at Gainesville State College, which is located in neighboring Oakwood. The university allows thousands of students to begin their coursework in a variety of fields. The university offers the option for pupils to gain an associate degree, transfer credits to a four-year institution, or even earn a bachelor's degree in select fields.

Buford is home to a large number of entrepreneurs, and its long history of being a business-friendly city has not wavered. Some of the largest employers in the county include Gwinnett County Public Schools, Gwinnett County government, Gwinnett Health Systems, Publix Supermarkets, Wal-Mart and the State of Georgia.

Rentals in Buford, GA, and Cost of Living

Buford apartments typically range from $700 to $1,250 per month, according to data gathered by the U.S. Census Bureau. The data also notes that the median gross monthly rent is $795.

Buford Attractions and Special Events

Buford is home to one of the largest shopping centers in the area, the Mall of Georgia. The shopping facility is home to a plethora of retailers, providing residents with a large variety of purchasing options. Besides clothing retailers, it also features home goods stores and restaurants.

Those who want to check out Buford's art scene only need to head to the buildings that were once home to the city's enormous leather industry. This part of town is now a thriving artist community. Artists often showcase their paintings, sculptures and jewelry for the public to see, and it's sometimes possible to watch them hard at work. The local galleries feature more of the city's best artwork.

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