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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  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
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B+
West Seneca is a suburb of Buffalo with a population of 45,340. West Seneca is in Erie County. Living in West Seneca offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In West Seneca there are a lot of bars and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in West Seneca and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in West Seneca are above average.
About West Seneca...
Population
45,340

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$141,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$780
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    23%
  • Own
    77%
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West Seneca Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    54.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    2.2
    6.1
  • Rape
    19.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    19.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    179.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,019.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    35.1
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    32%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Working in West Seneca

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$62,705
National
$55,322
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West Seneca Reviews

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West Seneca is a superb area of Buffalo. There are many places to enjoy yourself such as the Soccer Complex and the parks of the town. As well as an amazing school system offered, and many places to eat that are close to home. The town is quiet and the community is connected. I would maybe like to see some more parks and recreational spots, but overall a great town to be in!
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Unlike other parts of Buffalo, West Senecas roads are always smooth and free of potholes. In addition, after living at my residence for 5+ years, I find that West Seneca is a very quiet Neighborhood. The schools seem wonderful, and the police are easily spotted i.e. you don't have to wait hours before one responds. Everyone that lives here is super friendly and very understanding! Compared to another part of Buffalo, I consider the cost of living in West Seneca to be reasonable compared to other states. Houses are rarely for sale and when they are, they are sold fairly quickly. Because Buffalo is such a small place, the commute to anywhere is no more than 30 minutes away. Here in West Seneca, the closest stores are 10-15 minutes away depending on traffic. Everything closes around 9/10pm here, so if you in for the "nightlife" I advise moving close to Allentown or the Elmwood Village.
Overall I love West Seneca because of the close knit community feel it gives. They offer great schools, and everything is right where you need it to be. Grocery stores, gas stations and so on are right around the corner. It is a very friendly town and it holds a comforting feeling. If you are looking for a town with a village to walk around in, then this isn't the town for you. We unfortunately do not have a village which a lot of people are interested in, however, we do have many different parks and events around town that bring the community together. We also get all four seasons which in my opinion is a huge perk. Nothing like a nice summer day and then a giant snow storm.