Bigger even than Buford itself, Lake Lanier sits just north of town. Replete with small islands and surrounded by parks and put-ins, the lake is a very popular spot for anglers, boaters, and anyone who likes getting out on the water. The lake came about from the construction of the Buford Dam in the late 1950s and has been a popular spot since. Plenty of rugged camping on the lakeshore is available, or you can enjoy more chic accommodations at the Lake Lanier Islands Resort. With so many ways to enjoy, the lake there is no reason to stay away from Lake Lanier.
History of Buford
Buford packs a large amount of history into a relatively small town. Buford first came into being in the late 1800s as a stop on the Atlanta-Richmond Air-Line Railroad line, and was named after the president of the same company. Buford came out of the gates running, quickly gaining a reputation as an up-and-coming town. Buford was one of the first towns in Gwinnett County to have a bank in it, and for years, it was the biggest industrial center in the county. Well known for its leather business in the past Buford has the nickname "The Leather City,"
Buford High School
Buford's excellent schools make local families glad they live in town, with Buford High School leading the pack. The school has a tradition of excellence, historically being one of the best schools in Gwinnett County. The school maintains that spirit by offering a great education to its students. Buford High School also has a great athletic program, with a variety of sports that students can try out and excel in. The school has excellent arts programs to be sure, which produces well-rounded students. Scoring straight A's, Buford High School is a great choice for kids who want a great education.