Buffalo, New York 

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-2.4% since 2020

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9.3 / 3.5

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Best Places to Live in Buffalo, New York

Buffalo, New York is a lively city located on the shores of Lake Erie. Home to an array of cultural attractions and outdoor activities, there's something for everyone in this vibrant city. Take a tour of one of the many historical sites or explore the art scene at world-renowned Albright-Knox Art Gallery. Sample some delicious food at one of the dozens of ethnic restaurants or take in some professional sports at KeyBank Center. With its unique culture and hospitality, Buffalo is a great destination for visitors and residents alike! Large city complex - Western New York at eastern end of Lake Erie.
Zip Codes: 14215, 14213, 14220, 14207, 14216, 14211, 14206, 14214, 14210, 14222, 17 total
Cost of Living: -11.5% lower
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 706 ft above sea level

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Buffalo, Ny Housing Market
Least Expensive HomesHomes Over 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Most Expensive HomesHomes less than 10 yrs old
All Single Family Homes
Pleasant summers
Nearby recreation
Arts and culture
Some unattractive areas
Winter snow

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.


The unemployment rate in Buffalo is 9.5% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Buffalo jobs have increased by 1.0%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, Buffalo's cost of living is 11.5% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Buffalo's Cost of Living

August, July and June are the most pleasant months in Buffalo, while January and December are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

In the last Presidential election, Erie county remained strongly Democratic, 56.5% to 41.7%. More Voting Stats

Buffalo's population is 276,011 people. Since 2020, it has had a population decline of 2.4%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 20.9 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in Buffalo is Real Estate: $204,600. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 12.0%.

Buffalo public schools spend $27,140 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 12.2 students per teacher in Buffalo. More Education

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Housing Market in Buffalo

It's a good time to buy in Buffalo. Home Appreciation is up 12.0% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Buffalo is $204,600.
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Reviews for Buffalo   94 Reviews
A fun and growing city - 9/17/2022
Clean, fun, safe and unique. Great place to raise a family. Affordable housing, strong job market. Great schools and neighborhoods.... Read More

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Buffa-NO - 6/8/2022
Buffalo was okay in 2016. Since then, crime is up, there are more methadone clinics than pediatricians, and so many of the small businesses that made this place charming... Read More

Buffalo - 3/23/2022
This city is just plain beautiful. Sure, it might not be New York or Albany. But it's Buffalo. Place is a God-send. You want to see the Falls and the Bills? Come here.... Read More

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14215, 14213, 14220, 14207, 14216, 14211, 14206, 14214, 14210, 14222, 17 total


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