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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C-
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    NG
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    NG
South Buffalo is a neighborhood in Buffalo, New York. South Buffalo is in Erie County. Living in South Buffalo offers residents an urban feel and most residents own their homes. In South Buffalo there are a lot of bars and parks. Residents of South Buffalo tend to lean liberal.
About South Buffalo...
Population

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$76,776
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$702
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    41%
  • Own
    59%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    283
  • Murder
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500
  • Theft
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284
Home Security Options for South Buffalo
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  • 24/7 Whole home protection with no contract
  • CNET Editor’s choice winner 2018

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$44,935
National
$55,322
Children
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
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South Buffalo is an ideal place to live if you are looking for something affordable and in a safer neighborhood. The neighbors are friendly and sociable. South Buffalo is close to downtown, which is filled with things to do both during the day and night. There are also very nice parks that hold family-friendly events (carnivals/festivals, farmers markets, free lunches for kids, etc). I would definitely improve the education levels at public schools.
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Id like to see less abandoned buildings. Cleaner streets. Stop letting kids stand on the corner selling drugs and causing trouble, robbing things. South Buffalo used to be such a nice place to live. It can be like that again if we all come together and work on it as a team!
This neighborhood has always been a great place and I've lived here my whole life. Crime and bad neighbors have increased but the future is looking bright because of a solar panel factory being built a few blocks away. Housing values are hopefully going to go up as the city builds up this neighborhood to attract more people to work at the factory. I can't compare it to anywhere else in the country because I've never lived anywhere else, but it's definitely city living. Bad neighbors or bad landlords are bound to happen, but overall this neighborhood still has great character and a sense of loyalty to it.