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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$68,800
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$699
National
$928
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    58%
  • Own
    42%

Buffalo Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    635
    0
  • Murder
    16
    0
  • Rape
    67
    41
  • Robbery
    400
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,076
    1
  • Theft
    2,875
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    379
    0

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$31,918
National
$53,889
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    17%
    13%
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Buffalo Reviews

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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!
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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.