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  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C-
  8. Weather
    C-
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A+
Lower West Side is a neighborhood in Buffalo, New York with a population of 10,525. Lower West Side is in Erie County. Living in Lower West Side offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Lower West Side there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Lower West Side and residents tend to be liberal.
About Lower West Side...
Population
10,525

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$220,460
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$725
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    74%
  • Own
    26%
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Lower West Side Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of neighborhoods based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$35,144
National
$55,322
Families with Children
26%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    21%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    21%
    13%
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I like the area that I live in because it is a tight group. Everyone knows each other and everything you need is all in an easy range and short distance- supermarkets, stores, hospitals, schools, clinics and downtown. There is a lot of help and support and as a teenager it is great to be able to meet and know people in many different types of professional fields to help guide me and let me explore those fields and volunteer so I can get a taste myself of the "real world" and of working in my community.
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New developments in area will increase value.
More companies are moving to the area creating skilled work, but there needs to be better compensation.