Buffalo

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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$169,200
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$901
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    32%
  • Own
    68%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    50
    264
  • Murder
    0
    5
  • Rape
    19
    37
  • Robbery
    0
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    132
    575
  • Theft
    1,729
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    63
    257

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$61,884
National
$53,046
Children
25%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    41%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    14%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Reviews

22 reviews
  • Excellent
    4
  • Very Good
    14
  • Average
    4
  • Poor
    0
  • Terrible
    0
I've been in Buffalo my whole life. I was born here and went to school here. I attended St. Francis Xavier Catholic school from preschool to eighth grade, after which I continued my education at Buffalo Highschool. I worked at the Menards in Buffalo and a landscaping job in the summer. Buffalo, overall, is full of opportunities. It has many small and locally owned shops and businesses. It is a very peaceful town that I feel very safe in. I will most likely move back here after college. It is a town where i would feel comfortable raiseing a family in.
  • Current Resident
  • 14 days ago
We are getting a couple more additions to this town including restaurants and roundabouts. I would say this town is perfect for raising a family, the crime rate is low and the neighbor hoods are full of children. In the future, I see this town progressing a quick rate and I believe it will only get better. Compared to other places, the family feel is a lot greater considering there is less of a city feel than other places such as wayzata.
  • Niche User
  • 10 months ago
The neighborhood I live in is relatively quiet. It's a safe area, with low levels of crime and police officers living sporadically throughout town. The most disturbances we have is fireworks past 10:00 pm on the Fourth of July. My neighborhood is close to the High School in town - its a few miles away. The overall aesthetic of the town is pleasing, with well-looked-after public parks, lakes, streets, and houses.
  • Niche User
  • 12 months ago