Desjoyaux Pools loves living, working, and doing business in Buford.
The City of Buford began in 1872 as a depot on the railway line between Atlanta and Charlotte, North Carolina. These humble beginnings are beautifully preserved in historic downtown Buford. Once nicknamed “The Leather City,” due to its prominence as a large producer of leather products, the historic Tannery Row building, located in downtown Buford, is now home to several popular venues, such as Tannery Row Ale House and Tannery Row Artist Colony.
Tannery Row is not all you will find in historic downtown Buford. Popular dining spots also line Main Street, including Rico’s World Kitchen, Aqua Terra Bistro, and Bare Bones Steakhouse. With the Buford Community Center Towne Park & Theatre right around the corner, an entire evening of dining and entertainment can be found within just a few blocks. Buford’s Community Center contains an Amphitheatre that seats over 10,000 people and regularly hosts concerts, shows, festivals, and other performances. The Sylvia Beard Theatre, located with the Community Center, offers state-of-the-art lighting and sound for some of the finest theatrical performances, orchestral presentations, ballets, and movie screenings around.
Christmas lights line the streets of historic downtown Buford during the holiday season, providing a picturesque view of Buford’s hometown charms.
Lake Lanier offers residents and visitors of Buford plenty of access to outdoor recreation. Margaritaville at Lanier Islands is a lakefront entertainment complex with something for everyone. In addition to traditional lake activities of swimming, boating, and watersports, Lake Sidney Lanier has 76 recreational areas, including 40 Corps-operated parks and campgrounds, ten marinas, and Lake Lanier Islands.
If trails are more your kind of recreation, over seven miles of walking trails surround the Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center, which is also utilized as a multi-use history, culture, heritage, and environment facility. Whether you enjoy walking, running, or biking, Buford has the perfect trail for you, with over 71 trails covering 319 miles.
Buford hasn’t forgotten its golfers. Home to several of its own outstanding golf courses, including Lanier Islands Legacy Golf Course, golfers can find an additional 56 golf courses within 20 miles of Buford. Buford’s average of 215 sunny days per year means there are plenty of opportunities to practice your golf swing.
Quality of life is about more than entertainment, and Buford hits every target for exceptional living, which is another reason Desjoyaux Pools calls Buford home. It’s about creating an experience that brings people together. Buford takes the same approach.
Buford’s population of 16,248 residents doesn’t stop it from feeling like a close-knit community. Its median home value is slightly above the national average at $239,100, with a median rent of $969, and Buford ranks #16 of 164 of the Best Suburbs to Raise a Family in Georgia. Access to jobs is an essential consideration in quality of life, and Buford’s unemployment rate is currently 3.6%, almost half that of the national average. Desjoyaux Pools is proud to access the exceptional talent available to Buford businesses.
Residents of Buford also have ready access to outstanding healthcare with Northside Gwinnett, Northside Duluth, and Northeast Georgia Medical Center all easily accessible. Keeping families well, providing a safe and welcoming environment, and plenty of job opportunities for families to flourish are additional things that make the quality of life in Buford outstanding.
A community is only as strong as its schools. Buford’s school system prides itself on a tradition of excellence, explaining that its core values of excellence, character, community, tradition, leadership, accountability, communication, and security empower its studenst to become globally competitive.
Buford City Schools consists of Buford Elementary, Buford Academy, Buford Senior Academy, Buford Middle, and Buford High School. Buford High School is ranked #761 of over 18,000 schools nationally and has an AP participation of 57%.
When it comes to high school football, Buford backs the Wolves – and so does Desjoyaux Pools. Go Wolves! Buford’s commitment to excellence extends from the classroom to the football field. The Buford Wolves have secured 14 overall state football championships. Rallying behind the Wolves is just another way Buford retains its strong community ties.
Higher education opportunities abound near Buford. More than ten major universities are within a 50-mile radius of Buford, many of which are nationally recognized for their educational and economic value, including Emory University, University of North Georgia, Georgia State University, and the University of Georgia. Families can rest assured that access to high-quality education is never more than a quick drive from Buford.
The North Georiga Blueridge mountains and Georgia beaches are just a quick drive away. For sports fans, the Atlanta Falcon’s training facility, the Braves at Truist Park, the Gwinnett Stripers at Coolray Field, or rooting on the Georgia Bulldogs, Atlanta United, or Atlanta Gladiators are within easy reach. Shopping opportunities are endless at the Mall of Georgia, one of America’s largest malls.
A trip to downtown Atlanta takes you to the Georgia Aquarium, Centennial Park, and Zoo Atlanta, as well as many other popular attractions. If you really want to get away, the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport can take you to any destination in the world.
Whether you choose to enjoy a high school football game, the sights and sounds of downtown Buford, easy access to anywhere in the world, or the moderate temperatures and beauty of your own backyard, the hometown charm of Buford makes it the perfect place for families and Desjoyaux Pools to call home.
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