A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    D+
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$170,300
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$687
National
$928
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    18%
  • Own
    82%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    0
  • Murder
    0
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1
  • Theft
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$66,959
National
$53,889
Children
17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    32%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%
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Boston is a small town outside of Buffalo with a population of about 6,000. I have lived here nearly all my life and I plan to never leave. It is one of those towns where everyone is very friendly and kind. You never have to worry about feeling unsafe in Boston. If I could change one thing about Boston it would be to make the night life a little more interesting.
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The atmosphere in this area is friendly. There is fresh air and beautiful views of the landscape. There's always something to do no matter what season, whether its skiing and snowmobiling or driving 20 minutes to the beach in the summer.
A hidden gem is the feeling of many Western New Yorkers. Although it makes headlines mainly for it's winter storms, the Erie county terrain is beautiful in all 4 seasons. From Niagara Falls in the north to the Ski resorts int he south, the Buffalo region has much to offer. I am originally from a small town, Cazenovia, NY and WNY is very much like ti. I truly love this area and would still choose to live here if I had to do it over.

WNY is also ripe for the growing. A service industry would boust the economy with job creation. I eagerly anticipate this for Buffalo's future.