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The Buffalo-Niagara Region

Family-Friendly

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."

Family enjoying an outdoor UB on the Green performance

Solid Schools

Western New York is home to excellent school districts, many of which have received statewide and national recognition.

There are numerous private school options, including parochial schools.

Options for residents of Buffalo include the Buffalo Public Schools, as well as a growing number of charter schools. The Buffalo district’s City Honors High School has repeatedly made Newsweek’s list of the top 10 U.S. high schools in the country.

Family Fun at Every Turn

Picture of a snow leopard

Snow leopards like this one are just some of the unique animals that await at the Buffalo Zoo.

In Western New York, your family can explore nature, absorb culture and have fun at every turn.

Our family-friendly destinations and attractions include: