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I've lived in Buffalo my whole life, I grew up in a suburb 20 minutes outside of the city, and currently live in the heart of the city. Buffalo has seen tremendous revitalization in the past few years, and shows no sign of stopping. Canalside has become a huge attraction, with kayaking, tours of the naval park, nearby restaurants, and free concerts and other events over the summer, it is turning into the place to be! Buffalo has beautifully diverse architecture from different time periods and styles, and real estate is also still relatively low here, so the cost of living is cheap! The only things I wish to see improved is our public transportation system (although ride-sharing was just passed so hopefully this will help), and diversifying our city (Buffalo has a vibrant immigrant and refugee population, but the city is still very segregated). While progress is still being made, I have no plans to leave this great city I call home!
I love Buffalo because there is always something to do. From professional sports to concerts, and everything in between. Some of my favorite events to attend are at Canalside during the summer. I love doing yoga outdoors, walking through the naval park, and taking a ride on the Moondance Catamaran. Additionally, the Nightlife is unbeatable. There is a variety of bars and clubs here, most of which are open until 4am. Ridesharing starts here soon, which will make going out at night even more fun and safe!
Buffalo is a great city to experience new cultures and gain a real feel for a community atmosphere! The "city of good neighbors" has shown to be such a true statement in everything from helping to get my car unstuck from the snow, sharing their vegetables or just a friendly hello on my way to work in the morning. With the city's resurgence, there's always something new to try and many ways to get involved in the area. Whether you like food, sports, music, art, Buffalo really does have it all and is continuing to grow day by day.