The Buffalo Niagara region is a major metropolitan area with a diverse blend of communities. We're known for our welcoming nature, our spirited loyalty and our penchant for fully embracing each of our four brilliant seasons. Get past the snowy stereotype and you'll be captivated. You might never leave.
Looking for safe, convenient, affordable neighborhoods? Our region is among the five most affordable housing markets in the U.S. and the median price for a single family home is one-third lower than the national median.
Our memories, our stories, are powerful and timeless and alive. And they're here for you to discover. Look around. Listen. There is beauty and joy and meaning everywhere, you just have to look in the right places. And Buffalo is one of the right places.
"This was a divine spot. It was not only built for a place of worship. It was a refuge. It was a place where people, that were running, fleeing, trying to escape and seek freedom into Canada."
It's been home to change-makers, dreamers, soldiers, teachers, musicians, and to everyday heroes who have joined the giants of history to build a nation.
In Buffalo, it's easy to take a step back in time to the places where American legends played late into a thousand starry nights. And it's easy to see the future as new generations learn their stories and realize their strength. It's a place where there's always room at the table. And where old traditions live right next to new ones. It's a community that lifts up every voice to sing, as we honor the past, celebrate today and look forward to tomorrow. It's a place with soul. And you're invited to make it part of yours.
"It's been home to change-makers, dreamers, soldiers, teachers, musicians and everyday heroes ... It's a place with soul, and you're invited to make it part of yours."
Forbes has ranked Buffalo as the most affordable city in America, while Sperling's Best Places counts Buffalo among the top five cities to relocate to in America.
In Western New York, your family can explore nature, absorb culture and have fun at every turn. Some of our family-friendly destinations and attractions include:
If you’ve seen Buffalo on the Weather Channel, you might think we’re beset by blizzards much of the year. The truth is, Buffalo is not the snowiest city in the country. It’s not even the snowiest city in the state. Rather, Buffalo-Niagara is a four-season region.
More days with temperatures above 60 degrees Fahrenheit than with snow on the ground.
The sunniest and driest summers of any major city in the Northeast.
Crisp, comfortable autumns that produce some of the Northeast’s most vibrant foliage.
An average winter temperature of 26 degrees Fahrenheit, just a few degrees shy of the national average.
Spring, summer and fall offer mild weather, perfect for outdoor activities like:
In the winter months, get out and enjoy: