Buford is a city in Gwinnett and Hall counties in the U.S. state of Georgia.
Buford is located in both northern Gwinnett county and southern Hall county in northern Georgia and is a suburb of the Atlanta metropolitan area. According to the United States Census Bureau, as of 2010 the city has a total land area of 17.01 square miles (44.1 km2) and the city's elevation is 1,183 feet (361 m).
Buford's city limits are a few miles west of the Eastern Continental Divide. Ridge Road, part of which uses Buford as a mailing address, runs alongside the Eastern Continental Divide,although the road itself is outside the city limits. Buford's primary water supply comes from Lake Lanier which receives its water from the Lake Lanier watershed.
Parks and recreation
The Mall of Georgia at 3333 Buford Drive
Buford has several walking trails throughout the city; over 7 miles (11 km) of trails are accessible from both the Gwinnett Environmental & Heritage Center and the Mall of Georgia as well as walking trails at Bogan and Buford Dam parks. Bogan Park also has several baseball fields and playgrounds as well as the Bogan Park Community Center and Family Aquatics Center. Buford Dam Park is next to Lake Lanier and has areas for swimming and other recreational activities. In addition to the parks run by Gwinnett County there are five city parks located throughout Buford, and a community center, which was completed in early 2012.
The southern part of Lake Sidney Lanier and the Lake Lanier Islands are also located in Buford, although outside of the official city limits.
The Mall of Georgia is the largest mall in Georgia and the 36th largest in the United States, with over 200 stores and a 20 Regal Cinema and IMAX Theater. While outside the official Buford city limits, the mall uses Buford as its mailing address.
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.
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