NEIGHBORHOODS

The residential neighborhoods surrounding Downtown Buffalo are noted for their history and diversity. We invite you to check out each. You’re sure to find something that fits your style.

DOWNTOWN

The creation of a 24/7 neighborhood in Downtown has moved from goal to reality. As of spring 2018, there were 1,342 units, with an additional 200 units under construction and 300 more proposed or in development. Living here promotes an active lifestyle. You will naturally achieve your daily steps goal as you walk to work and the countless opportunities for recreation and entertainment in proximity. You can see a local or touring theater performance, enjoy a meal, attend a sporting event, shop at emerging retail locations, and so much more!

HISTORIC ALLENTOWN

Located just northwest of the Central Business District, Allentown stands as one of the first and largest residential historic districts in the United States and is noted for its progressive vibe and rich diversity. It is home to artists, bohemians, and scholars, and often serves as a gathering place for Buffalo’s LGBTQ community. A great place to live, Allentown is also the perfect spot to visit and enjoy the wide variety of art galleries, bars, restaurants, and shops.

BUFFALO-NIAGARA MEDICAL CAMPUS

The Buffalo-Niagara Medical Campus is a swiftly growing neighborhood. Oishei Children’s Hospital, UB’s Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Conventus Medical Office, the Gates Vascular Institute, Buffalo General Hospital, BNMC Innovation Center, and more are now located here. In response to its development, it is becoming a high-demand area for hardworking medical professionals. Residential units within the Buffalo-Niagara Medical Campus are expected to increase to match the overwhelming growth of the campus itself.

The Buffalo-Niagara Medical Campus is also home to the Kevin Guest House, the first healthcare hospitality house in America. The Kevin Guest House serves patients and their families as a home-away-from-home for the duration of their medical care.

ELLICOTT DISTRICT

Located just east of Downtown, the Ellicott District is an up-and-coming community that contains a mixture of historic and new-build homes. If you are looking for a traditional, single-family home with a yard but want to be close to all Downtown has to offer, the Ellicott District is the place for you.

With its proximity to the JFK Recreation Center, William-Emslie YMCA, Bennett Park Montessori School, and Buffalo Elementary School of Technology, the Ellicott District is a great place to raise a family.

HISTORIC WEST VILLAGE

The West Village Historic District is a nineteenth-century residential area located within walking distance of Downtown and the Lake Erie waterfront. The unique street arrangement is the original plot of the village of Black Rock.

The West Village is one of Buffalo’s oldest residential areas. Its tree-lined streets, slate sidewalks, and stone carriage steps help create a distinct flavor for this section of the city. In addition to the large number of residential buildings, the district contains a Jacobethan Revival school and a Romanesque-style church. After years of conversions, many of these old dwellings have been restored to their original function as single-family homes.

WATERFRONT VILLAGE

Located just west of Downtown, Waterfront Village continues to grow. With beautifully appointed condominium-style homes and sweeping views of Lake Erie and the Buffalo and Niagara Rivers, as well as short commuting times from its edge-of-Downtown location, Waterfront Village is one of Western New York’s most prestigious addresses.

Residents of this village enjoy being directly adjacent to Canalside and the various activities and amenities Canalside has to offer all year round.

LOWER WEST SIDE

Encompassing the area from behind City Hall to Porter Avenue, the Lower West Side was once the primary home of Buffalo’s Italian immigrants. It is now one of the most ethnically diverse communities in Western New York. It is the heart of Buffalo’s Puerto Rican community and the home of many new immigrant groups, including Vietnamese and Somali refugees.

Residents of the Lower West Side enjoy a variety of housing styles, from historic cottages and mansions to new apartments. Near the neighborhood’s eastern border sits Kleinhans Music Hall, a world-renowned concert venue. The neighborhood is also home to D’Youville College.

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