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.