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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    C-
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A-
Williamsville is a suburb of Buffalo with a population of 5,263. Williamsville is in Erie County and is one of the best places to live in New York. Living in Williamsville offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Williamsville there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Williamsville and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Williamsville are highly rated.
About Williamsville...
Population
5,263

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$164,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$932
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    41%
  • Own
    59%
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Williamsville Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

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
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    6%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    9%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    24%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    28%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    32%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    15%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%

Working in Williamsville

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$63,600
National
$55,322
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Williamsville Reviews

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Having lived here for the past 4 years, I can wholeheartedly say this little village is one of the nicest and safest places in the Buffalo area. I attended Williamsville South High School during the remaining three years of my high school career and will never forget the memories that still positively affect my current life. Go Bills and Go Sabres!
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I moved to Williamsville just about seven years ago. There are many opportunities in Williamsville to get involved whether it be sports, the farmer's market, or local productions. The village is a great place to walk around and spend time in during the day or at night. The one thing that Williamsville is lacking in is diversity. Before, I lived in a very culturally diverse community and was accustomed to seeing all different types of people around. In Williamsville, the area is mostly dominated by white Americans and there is not a lot of minority groups present. Overall it is a great place to live in my opinion.
Williamsville, a small town located about 20 minutes outside of the City of Buffalo, has many opportunities, and is a perfect place for a growing family. It has a school district, aptly named Williamsville Central School District. All three of the Williamsville High Schools have been among the top schools in New York for many years. It also is a lovely suburb with many side walks, and many small local businesses. Main Street in Williamsville takes a scenic route with decorations and lights around the Holidays. It is also within 30 minutes to Buffalo so sports games are always an option. The people from Williamsville also associate themselves as "Buffalonians" so they claim the Buffalo Sabres, Bills, Bandits, and Bisons as their own. It also has many delicious restaurants and sight seeing. For example, Niagara Falls, one of the wonders of the world, is approximately 30 minutes away as well! Williamsville overall is a wonderful small town with much to do and welcoming people.