University at Buffalo Off Campus Apartments
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The University at Buffalo, part of the State Universities of New York (SUNY) is the largest state school in the state of New York and the largest public university in the northeastern United States. It was founded as a private medical school back in 1846, when 13th US President Millard Fillmore served as chancellor of the school for many years. Now, SUNY Buffalo (or UB for short) has the only state-operated med school in New York. In addition to that, UB houses the only state-operated law, architecture, and pharmacy schools in the state. New York definitely has Buffalo’s back in terms of academia, so why not take advantage of the Empire State’s resources?
Living Off-Campus at UB
UB offers a few residence halls for its students, and all students are guaranteed housing if they choose to live on-campus. However, only 34% of the student body lives in student housing. The large majority of Buffalo students will tell you that they rent independently and will encourage you to do the same, because there are many rental options in the area surrounding Buffalo and Amherst. In Buffalo, students can find great apartments for cheap prices; Amherst generally offers nicer apartments, but you’ll pay for the upgrade. If you need help finding you new place, read our guides on apartment hunting to help you throughout this process.
Local Atmosphere at UB
UB has campuses in two locations (Buffalo and Amherst) that provide different experiences for the students. Buffalo is home to South Campus and the Downtown Campus, and has all the action in a city setting with a very diverse population. Example: all of the good bars in town are around these two campuses. The main campus (North Campus) is in Amherst, a suburb of Buffalo. This town is quieter and more residential, but a bit uneventful at night. The famous Niagara Falls is close to both, and worth visiting for the weekend.
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What's a good neighborhood for families in Buffalo?
Good neighborhoods for families hinge on safety and high-quality public education. With a crime index of 6 out of 100, Buffalo's crime rate is near the average for all other communities of similar size. Still, choosing a safe neighborhood for your family is important. The top three safest neighborhoods in Buffalo are North Forest Acres, Sheridan Dr / Troy del Way, and Maple Rd / Shetland Dr. The top three neighborhoods for education in Buffalo are Sheridan Dr / Troy del Way, North Forest Acres, and Transit Rd / Renaissance Dr. Therefore, North Forest Acres and Sheridan Dr / Troy del Way are two of the best neighborhoods for families in Buffalo.
Is Buffalo pet friendly?
Home to two different dog parks, Buffalo is fairly pet friendly. The first, the Barkyard at LaSalle Park, is a fenced, 1.3-acre, off-leash dog area that has a separate small dog area and drinking water. The second, Woodlawn Beach, is a waterfront on-leash area, although dogs are not allowed here during the summer months. There are other parks in town where you can take your pets as long as they are kept on leash, including Tifft Nature Preserve and Delaware Park. Some of the largest green spaces in the area lie to the east: Darien Lakes State Park and Carlton Hill State Forest.
Where is a good neighborhood for the young people 20-30 years. In or near Buffalo?
Hey! If I were looking for a young, safe, hip neighborhood around Buffalo, I would check out Elmwood Village or Snyder. Elmwood Village is probably the "coolest" neighborhood in the city, but the prices also reflect that. Good luck!