About Buffalo, New York

Community Overview

Buffalo is the second largest city in New York State, after New York City. It is the economic hub of the Buffalo-Niagara metro region and largest municipality in Erie County. Originally formed in 1789, Buffalo’s population boomed after the completion of the Erie Canal in 1825 that connected Buffalo with New York City’s ocean ports; this launched Buffalo’s manufacturing era. Through the decades, this historic city has seen major re-urbanization efforts, many of which have been designed for people relocating to Buffalo.  This has reinvigorated the Buffalo real estate market.  These activities have helped to contribute to Forbes’ Magazine’s designation of Buffalo as one of the top 100 rated communities in which to live nationwide, placing above such cities as Cleveland, Detroit, and even New York City.

Famous Architecture and Park System

"Buffalo is home to some of the greatest American architecture of the late 19th and early 20th centuries." - The New York Times

A pleasant stroll or drive through downtown Buffalo and surrounding neighborhoods treat you to a view of many of the finest examples of early American architecture including buildings designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, Louis Sullivan, and H.H. Richardson.

Olmstead Parks

Buffalo’s Olmsted Parks System is recognized as the country’s first park and parkway system. Found lacing throughout the city, the 1200-acre Olmsted parklands are connected along shady avenues and parkways linking together six major parks.  “This 19th century living landscape masterpiece, designed by the pre-eminent landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted and his partners, provides visitors today with a glimpse into the genius created by these landscape design masters.” – Buffalo Olmsted Park Conservancy

School Districts

From nationally recognized private preparatory schools, denominational schools, and public schools, a wealth of quality educational institutions serve the city’s youth.

College and Universities

Seven colleges and universities are located in the city of Buffalo including: Canisus College, D'Youville College, Medaille College, State University at Buffalo (UB), Buffalo State College, Erie Community College, and Bryant & Stratton Business Institute.

Entertainment, Art, and Cultural Events

One of the benefits of relocating to Buffalo and owning Buffalo real estate include countless entertainment, arts, and cultural opportunities throughout the year. The Albright-Knox Art Gallery features collections of art through the centuries and special contemporary exhibitions. Shea’s Performing Art Center has the latest broadway shows. Buffalo, also hosts many art and cultural festivals throughout the spring and summer each year. And, the Buffalo Zoo, located in Delaware Park, is the second oldest zoo in America.

Professional Sports Teams 

  • The Buffalo Sabres of the National Hockey League
  • The Buffalo Bills of the National Football League
  • Buffalo Bisons (Triple A Baseball)
  • Buffalo Bandits (National Lacrosse League)
  • Buffalo Stampede (Atlantic Coast Professional Basketball League)
  • FC Buffalo (National Premier Soccer League)


Buffalo’s total population estimate is 261,300. Buffalo continues to reinvent itself, and focus on the future as one of the most affordable places to raise a family. There are many Buffalo real estate opportunities to fit just what you are looking when relocating to Buffalo.  

Fast Facts

Buffalo Real Estate

Come for a game, come for the food, look for great Buffalo real estate bargains before relocating to Buffalo! You may be surprised at what you find, and choose to make the city of Buffalo your next home. If it's historic, Victorian, modern, or traditional home, or even a condo or loft on the waterfront, Stovroff & Taylor Realtors are ready to find you exactly what you are looking for in Buffalo real estate. We would be proud to take you on a tour of the many historic, unique, and diverse neighborhoods that make Buffalo a great place to buy real estate. Come let us show you around!

For all of your travel, relocating to Buffalo, or Buffalo real estate needs, call Stovroff & Taylor Travel. Phone: 716-631-4022

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