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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
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A
West Side is a neighborhood in Buffalo, New York with a population of 29,792. 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 suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In West Side there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in West Side and residents tend to be liberal.
About West Side...
Population
29,792

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$142,624
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$791
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    68%
  • Own
    32%
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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
$37,796
National
$55,322
Families with Children
28%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    20%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    23%
    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.