Buffalo

48 reviews
  1. City in New York
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Real Estate
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C-
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    A+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$67,800
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$696
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    58%
  • Own
    42%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

    Crime & Safety

    Crime & Safety
    C-
    Based on violent and property crime rates.
    Violent Crimes
    • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
    National
    • Assault
      644
      264
    • Murder
      23
      5
    • Rape
      67
      37
    • Robbery
      494
      135
    Property Crimes
    • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
    National
    • Burglary
      1,207
      575
    • Theft
      3,236
      2,114
    • Motor Vehicle Theft
      375
      257

    Residents

    Diversity
    A+
    Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
    Median Household Income
    $31,668
    National
    $53,046
    Children
    19%
    Education Levels
    National
    • Master's degree or higher
      11%
      11%
    • Bachelor's degree
      14%
      18%
    • Some college or associate's degree
      31%
      29%
    • High school diploma or equivalent
      27%
      28%
    • Less than high school diploma
      17%
      14%

    Reviews

    48 reviews
    • Excellent
      12
    • Very Good
      21
    • Average
      12
    • Poor
      3
    • Terrible
      0
    Annually, Buffalo ranks among the top 5 cities in poverty and segregation. Gentrification in certain urban areas has caused rents to skyrocket, but real estate is generally affordable compared to other similarly-sized cities. The medical corridor project offers the promise of a healthy employment situation for those in health-sciences and medical-technology fields, and major investment in infrastructure, small businesses, the waterfront, and real-estate has transformed the once-floundering downtown into a trendy entertainment district. Property crimes are not infrequent due, and bodily crimes tend to be localized in certain high-crime areas. In other words, it is generally a safe place to live and raise a family. Buffalo has great food, and the ethic diversity of the city is reflected in its dining establishments. Also, Buffalo is within easy driving distance to such tourist hubs as Niagara Falls and Toronto.
    • Current Resident
    • 2 months ago
    I love the feel of the city of people. The population is very diverse with many religions and various backgrounds. The people are also very nice and are typically pleasant to interact with. The city loves their football team the Buffalo Bills, as well as the Sabres!
    • Current Resident
    • 7 days ago
    It was a good experience, I wouldn't change much! There is much diversity here, which i love. The old artistic feel it gives with some modern industrialization being built it gives the best of both world. The people are friendly and the food is great. I have been in buffalo for almost 8 years now and love everything about it.
    • Current Resident
    • 2 months ago