History of Buford GA
The city was founded in 1872 after a railroad was built in the area connecting Charlotte, North Carolina, with Atlanta. Buford was named after Algernon Sidney Buford, who at the time was president of the Atlanta and Richmond Air-Line Railway. Various tourist locations, including museums and community centers, the largest mall in the state of Georgia, the Mall of Georgia, and Lake Lanier Islands are in the Buford region.
Future job growthe over the next ten years is predicted to be 29.31% Buford, as with the rest of Gwinnett County, has a sales tax of 6%, which is a combination of the 4% state sales tax and a 2% local tax. In 2008, CNN Money ranked Buford as number 3 in its annual "100 best places to live and start a business" list
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The city of Buford operates the Buford City School District for residents that live within the city limits, while Gwinnett County Public Schools and Hall County Public Schools operate schools for residents that live outside of the city limits. The Buford City School District operates two elementary schools, Buford Academy and Buford Elementary, as well as Buford Middle School and Buford High School.
According to www.usnews.com Buford High School is ranked 27th within Georgia. Students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement® course work and exams. The AP® participation rate at Buford High School is 56 percent. The student body makeup is 51 percent male and 49 percent female, and the total minority enrollment is 43 percent. Buford High School is the only high school in the Buford City.
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Updated: 27th May, 2019 8:15 AM.