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Pros

-Pleasant summers
-Nearby recreation
-Arts and culture

Cons

-Some unattractive areas
-Winter snow
-Economy


What Bert Has To Say About Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls Metro Area


New York’s second largest city is a major port and “rust belt” manufacturing center, although its industries are in various stages of decline. Heavy lake-effect snows make Buffalo one of the snowiest metropolitan areas in the country. Downtown is unremarkable but clean and improving, although there are many gritty areas around the city. But lake effects bring notably pleasant weather in spring, summer, and early fall, and there is a strong assortment of cultural amenities, historic districts, and architectural highlights with few crowds.


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Quick Facts About Amherst


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Amherst is 3.70 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Amherst jobs have Increased by 0.68 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Amherst's cost of living is 3.30% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Amherst's population is 125,109 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 11.99 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 18 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Amherst is $191,500. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 19.59%.
    SCHOOLS
    Amherst public schools spend $15,847 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 13.9 students per teacher in Amherst.

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  5/26/2010
Safe

Amherst is a safe suburban area where you can live without having to worry about the crime that may occur in Buffalo and in parts of any city in the United... (Read More)

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  9/23/2008
Transportation

Really glad I found this site as, I haven't found it easy to find honest data on crime rate in our cities. Thanx for the service, Ada... (Read More)

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  5/11/2008
Despite the Bad Reputation, Western NY is a good p

Sure, we occasionally have some bad weather and the tax/utility costs are excessive, but overall, we get a lot for our total cost of living. With the cities of Buffalo... (Read More)

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