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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    A
  8. Weather
    D+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$223,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$915
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    22%
  • Own
    78%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    37
    283
  • Murder
    3
    6
  • Rape
    17
    41
  • Robbery
    3
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    138
    500
  • Theft
    999
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    17
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$88,467
National
$55,322
Children
17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    21%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    25%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    21%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%
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Orchard Park was a great place to grow up! They have excellent public schools and a multitude of things to do as a young kid. A majority of the restaurants in OP are local to the area, and are hot spots with all the residents nearby. There are many different swim clubs for summer activities, as well as the Recreation Dept. has many programs for kids! Orchard Park is not as diverse, but it is a healthy and safe community for all. The commute to downtown for work is only about 20 minutes which is great!
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Orchard Park is a rich white suburb of Buffalo. It has very little diversity or character compared to the city. Restaurants are ho-hum. Schools are good for molding white-collar workers, and sports are emphasized over individuality. Local government seems stuck in the 1950s, bows to the whims of the old-boy network and lacks transparency. That said, it's relatively safe and there's alot of pleasantly inoffensive people around.
Orchard Park is so lovely. We have great local boutiques, restaurants from casual to formal, bakeries and a very hip new smoothie place called green eats. Green lake is the perfect place for a scenic stroll near water. Chestnut Ridge Park has the best view of the city, a challenging disc golf course and beautiful hiking trails. Orchard Park doesn't need to change at all.