Relocating to Western New York

Congratulations on your decision to work at UB. Western New York offers affordable living and diverse cultural and recreational activities for everyone.

Affordable Living

It’s easy to stretch your dollar in Buffalo, where the cost of living is well below the national average.

Two female students sit on the couch studying in the living room of a typical Buffalo apartment.

In Western New York, you can enjoy the perks of city living without the hefty price tag. Our cost of living is 20% lower than the national average.

A Buyer’s (and Renter’s) Market

Looking for safe, convenient, affordable neighborhoods? Western New York boasts a wealth of them.

Buffalo is among the 10 most affordable cities in the United States to buy a home. The median listing price for a single-family home is more than a third lower than the national median.

A wide range of housing options are available in urban, suburban and small-town settings. Our housing market is as diverse as it is affordable.  

  • Downtown lofts
  • Convenient-to-campus apartment complexes and rental homes
  • Turn-of-the-century Victorians
  • Suburban family homes in friendly neighborhoods
  • Patio homes
  • Waterfront condominiums
  • Rural living

Moving Guidelines

Your department may be able to reimburse your relocation expenses. Review the guidelines and recommendations if this is your case.