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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  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
    NG
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    NG
West Side is a neighborhood in Buffalo, New York. West Side is in Erie County and is one of the best places to live in New York. Living in West Side offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In West Side there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Residents of West Side tend to be liberal.
About West Side...
Population

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$107,184
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$704
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    69%
  • Own
    31%

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 West Side
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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
$33,876
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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West Side Reviews

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In Buffalo's West side there alot of diversity of the people living here but there not much government interactions. I think the government should pot roads and talk to the peoople that live there about their concerns.
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I haven't had many experiences with the bars in this area because of my age, but it seems like the nightlife is a lot of fun. I personally love the sunday night bike ride. In a night, the ride would accomplish anywhere between 10-20 miles. It's a great workout and what better way to spend a sunday night in the summer time with a bunch of very good friends, riding bikes all over the city?! As many as 300 people have shown up and ridden all over Buffalo. It's an incredible experience. Restaurants in Buffalo are great. Two blocks from my house is a delicious Vietnamese restaurant that I frequent weekly. Also, the locally owned cafes are amazing. I stop by almost every day for a coffee at my favourite one and also used to work at my other favourite.
Elmwood Avenue has improved immensely during my time living in this area. Local shops, restaurants , and cafes are beginning to occupy Elmwood Ave near Bryant, which has been an area in need of clean up. Canalside downtown is beautiful and has so much to offer in all months thoughout the year as well and is only minutes away.