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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$61,064
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$752
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    54%
  • Own
    46%

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 University District
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  • 24/7 Whole home protection with no contract
  • CNET Editor’s choice winner 2018

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$33,728
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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Lots of college students live in this area due to the fact that the state university is about 1 mile away. Like any another off campus living neighborhood, it has it's pros and cons but is overall a decent place to live. The neighborhood gets patrolled daily, and I would say it is overall a good environment to learn and grow not only as a student but as an individual. I've been told stories about LISBON AVE that made me a bit hesitant to move here. Being just 18 yrs old and moving away from my parents to start my own life and journey, of course I was terrified! Who wouldn't be? But I knew I had to experience it for myself before passing it up and moving along. Upon my arrival, I was shocked about how quiet it was and safe it felt. It is not THE BEST neighborhood here in Buffalo, but i am satisfied with my my decision to move here and see myself being here for at least 4 more years.
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I think that the Buffalo/ Erie County area is an excellent place for a student to live on campus at any of the many Universities in the area. The city is very nice, as there are a great deal of excellent outdoor parks, and there are libraries throughout which are easily accessible. As far as architecture and geography goes, the Buffalo area is a beautiful place to be. I believe that the let-down of this area is the attitude which permeates the people of the land. I think that there are huge differences depending on the specific province and locality you are at within Erie County. These areas greatly color the outlook of the people residing in it. Each district is completely separate from the next, as the overall town attitudes and general mindset of the people residing in each are very different. As a whole, I would have to say that the area seems very divided. Although, there is lots of opportunity flourishing throughout, the area truly lacks a sense of community belonging, family, and responsibility. People just don't seem to have the patience for pedestrians as they cross the roads, in public areas many people avoid contact, and others who do interact are very rude and do not have patience or the time for shared human experience. Though many may attribute this to the fiercely cold winters here in Buffalo, there seems to be a noticeable level of disconnection and a general attitude of unspoken hostility which can be easily observed throughout the residents of this town. Although I do not believe this defines this area as a whole, I find this is generally what you will find to be fact as an outsider coming to the town for the first time (Student). I believe their is great potential here in this town, and If the people could come together and dissolve some of the hospitality and mistrust they hold agains there fellow citizens, it would become a much more peaceful, zen, and enjoyable place to spend the time that your are gifted in this world.
The job market is limited to the skills you have. With no job experience, it is very difficult to find employment. To live comfortably, one would need two jobs and it is very hard to find a part-time job. I know this because I am looking for one at this time, and I have yet to find anything. What makes me even more confused is that there are job postings every where but there are also discrimination everywhere.