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Buffalo, NY

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Though the name Buffalo, New York, may conjure up images of the majestic American Bison, the city was actually named by its French settlers for the beautiful river, or beau fleuve, that rolls through it. This upstate town was one of the country's early centers of industrialism, and though many of the factories have now closed, it's still a mecca for students, foodies, and nature lovers alike.

Apartments in Buffalo NY

$765-$1450

Town Hall Terrace Apartments
Beds: 1-2
Baths: 1

$760-$1655

Boulevard Towers
Beds: 1-2
Baths: -1-1

$830-$1005

Quakertowne
Beds: 2
Baths: 1-1.5

$730-$1800

Raintree Island
Beds: 1-2
Baths: -1-1

$555-$945

Collegiate Village Student Apartments
Beds: Studio-4
Baths: -1-2

$585-$955

Coach-Lite Village
Beds: 1-2
Baths: 1

Key City Stats

The average age of Buffalo, NY is
25 to 29
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  • Age Demographic of Renters
  • 25 to 29 years
  • 30 to 34 years
  • 35 to 39 years
  • Male
  • 8.17%
  • 6.44%
  • 5.78%
  • Female
  • 8.44%
  • 5.98%
  • 5.55%
$666
is average rent in Buffalo, NY
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  • Rent Range
  • $650 to $699
  • $700 to $749
  • $750 to $799
  • Percentage of household units
  • 9.37%
  • 8.22%
  • 7.02%
18.76%
of units are available for rent in Buffalo
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  • Vacancy Status
  • For Rent
  • Rented, not occupied
  • Other vacant
  • Housing Units
  • 4614
  • 1134
  • 16310
Getting Around in Buffalo, NY

Located in scenic upstate New York, Buffalo is an easy city to get around in. This city was built by public transportation and this service remains a priority today. While most Buffalonians drive around the area, there are plenty of options when it comes to public transportation. The Metro Rail, which is free as long as you don't pass through the subway, will take you from Niagara Falls, though downtown, and past the university. Elsewhere in the Buffalo, the city busses will take you wherever you need to go.'

45
Walk Score®
"Car-Dependent"
53
Transit Score®
"Good Transit"
The average commuter time in Buffalo is:
15 to 19 minutes
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  • Time Range
  • 25 to 29 minutes
  • 30 to 34 minutes
  • 35 to 39 minutes
  • Percentage of workers
  • 6.03%
  • 11.08%
  • 1.26%

Niagara Falls

<p>Niagara Falls, which is one of the most frequented tourist destinations in the United States, is just a twenty-minute drive from Buffalo. Travelers from around the world have been rushing to the falls since Since Father Louis Hennepin first described them to his fellow Europeans in 1678. In the early days, tourists came by wagon and canal. Today, they come by plane, train, and automobile. Get to know Niagara Falls up close and personal by taking a scenic boat tour of the waters below, or a helicopter tour of the sky above. Outdoor adventurers may also want to head out to Whirlpool State Park and Old Fort Niagara for even more of this natural wonder.</p>

Buffalo Wings

<p>If you've ever seen Buffalo wings on the menu at your favorite pub you're already familiar with Buffalo's most famous culinary contribution. A visit to Anchor Bar, where Buffalo wings were first introduced to the world, is a must for anyone renting a place in the area. Aside from this landmark, there are over 400 locally-owned eateries in town. From Japanese to French to good old fashioned American cuisine, it's incredibly hard to go hungry here.</p>

Wine in Buffalo

<p>Interested in a little wine to go with your wings? Upstate New York is also known for its vineyards. Just south of the city, you'll find the Lake Erie Wine Country, which is the largest grape-growing region East of the Rocky Mountains. To the north, Niagara County creates award-winning wines to suit any taste. Whether you're a fan of sweet, fruit-forward wines, or luscious French-American wines, you'll find something to suit your taste along one of these two historic wine trails.</p>