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The Buffalo-Niagara Region

Buffalo Niagara: Our Hometown

The Buffalo-Niagara region is a major metropolitan area with a diverse blend of communities, each with its own distinct character and all united in a rich panorama of life.

Our region is characterized by a neighborly way of life, an unpretentious nature and spirited loyalty among residents.

Get past the snowy stereotype and you’ll be immediately captivated by Buffalo’s beauty, heritage, temperate climate and welcoming environment.

Two female students sit on the couch studying in the living room of a typical Buffalo apartment. A fireplace appears on the right of the room.
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It’s easy to stretch your dollar in Buffalo, where the cost of living is well below the national average.
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Buffalo is known for its snow, but dig a little deeper and you’ll discover that our region enjoys four distinct seasons, each remarkable in its own right.

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Our strong sense of community, easy lifestyle and affordability are why Forbes magazine ranks Buffalo one of the top 10 U.S. cities to raise a family. The magazine also ranks Buffalo as the "No. 1 Best City for Working Mothers."
Passenger on Metro Rail
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Buffalo is a commuter's paradise, billed as the “20-Minute City” for its lack of traffic delays and blissfully brief commutes.
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In a city as diverse as Buffalo, you can always find something fun to do, whether it's taking a leisurely walk in one of our glorious Olmsted-designed parks or taking in a thought-provoking work of art at dozens of art galleries.
Niagara Falls
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Buffalo borders Canada and is one of the United States’ top gateways for international trade.