Buffalo is the second largest city in New York State with a population of approximately 1.3 million people in the surrounding metropolitan area.
Residents of Western New York can enjoy the cosmopolitan lifestyle of cities such as Buffalo and Niagara Falls, combined with the small town character of quaint communities nestled into the surrounding countryside. And just across the Peace Bridge from downtown Buffalo, Canada brings an international flair to the area, including the excitement of Toronto, a mere 90 minutes away.
Watch the 6-minute video below, produced by the Buffalo Niagara Convention & Visitors Bureau, to learn more about our city:
Housing costs in Western New York are among the lowest in the Northeast with a broad selection of affordable houses, apartments and condominiums. In fact, in February 2009, Forbes.com named Buffalo as having one of the most affordable housing markets in the country.
Western New York is home to a variety of educational institutions for students of all levels.
Residents of Western New York enjoy cultural resources such as museums, art galleries, theaters and more. For information about Buffalo's attractions, visit the websites below:
Read what some of the nation’s leading publications had to say about our area by clicking the links below.