121 Apartments for rent in Buffalo, NY

Last updated November 17 at 11:09am UTC
800 West Ferry Street
Delaware - West Ferry
Buffalo, NY
Updated October 6 at 3:57am UTC
1 Bedroom
246 Carl Street
Buffalo, NY
Updated November 17 at 11:09am UTC
3 Bedrooms
23 Marine Drive
Buffalo, NY
Updated October 28 at 2:18am UTC
3 Bedrooms
123 Bidwell Pkwy
Buffalo, NY
Updated November 9 at 10:09am UTC
3 Bedrooms
129 Trowbridge St
Buffalo, NY
Updated November 16 at 12:32pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
656 Auburn Ave
Delaware - West Ferry
Buffalo, NY
Updated November 16 at 12:34pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
759 Lafayette Avenue
Delaware - West Ferry
Buffalo, NY
Updated November 2 at 2:37am UTC
2 Bedrooms
82 Eastwood Pl
Hamlin Park
Buffalo, NY
Updated November 17 at 1:38am UTC
3 Bedrooms
2277 Delaware Ave
North Park
Buffalo, NY
Updated November 16 at 12:34pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
328 Parkdale Ave
Buffalo, NY
Updated November 16 at 12:25pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
428 Richmond Avenue
Front Park
Buffalo, NY
Updated November 9 at 1:59am UTC
1 Bedroom
228 Kingsley St
Buffalo, NY
Updated September 26 at 3:41am UTC
1 Bedroom
325 Kaymar Drive
Buffalo, NY
Updated October 24 at 3:38am UTC
3 Bedrooms
74 Culpepper Road
Buffalo, NY
Updated October 7 at 2:05am UTC
3 Bedrooms
189 Sunshine Drive
Buffalo, NY
Updated October 23 at 9:26am UTC
3 Bedrooms
46 Norman Ave
Cazenovia Park
Buffalo, NY
Updated November 5 at 6:06pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
819 Auburn Avenue
Delaware - West Ferry
Buffalo, NY
Updated November 9 at 10:31am UTC
1 Bedroom
298 Main Street
Central Business District
Buffalo, NY
Updated November 11 at 2:15am UTC
3 Bedrooms
389 Millicent Ave
Buffalo, NY
Updated November 6 at 1:45am UTC
2 Bedrooms
326 Millicent Ave
Buffalo, NY
Updated November 16 at 12:35pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
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City Guide
On the list of cities whose names represent a real life object I'd least like dropped on me, Buffalo comes in second. But on the list of cities with of extremes, Buffalo tops many. Oh... what's that you say? What city is first on the “Don't drop that on me list?” Read on – it's in here somewhere.

Buffalo has the sunniest and driest summers of any major Northeast city, yet Buffalo averages 8 feet of snowfall annually. It is the undisputed birthplace of the beloved sports bar staple, the Buffalo wing, yet Buffalonians and football championships make the least naughty bedfellows in all of sports. That's alright Buffalo – you are the closest major city to Niagara Falls – the most extreme waterfall in North America by volume – by far.

Why does my dog always want to walk in that direction?

Buffalo was once in the top 20 most populous cities in the U.S. due in large part to the commerce created as a result of Lake Erie. In 1950 the population of Buffalo peaked at around 580,000. It was, and still is a very immigrant rich city with Europeans making up nearly 50 percent. This, obviously, creates an incredibly diverse cultural landscape for a relatively small city. Today, the population is about 260,000 (70th in the U.S. by size.) Despite this precipitous declining population trend, Buffalo still ranks highly on most surveys of places to live. It ranks number one on the places to live if you're a dog – Milk Bones are produced at 243 Urban Street.

I must live within walking distance to a place that serves Buffalo wings, so where should I move?

Allentown: Just north of Downtown, Allentown is a great hub. With the theater and entertainment district just to the south, Allentown is an artist community and embraces those bohemian leanings. The Arlington Park section was reinvented by the father of landscape architecture, Frederick Law Olmstead (and home to Frank Lloyd Wright for some time.) Allentown is pretty rich with dining, nightlife, and festivals, and is the center of gay life in Buffalo. Apartments are nearly universally in smaller buildings, converted homes, or duplexes. Studios under $500, 1 BR around $750, 2 BR around $975.

Elmwood Village/Strip: About 4 miles north of downtown lies the most student oriented area of Buffalo, Elmwood Village (more specifically Elmwood Strip for the latter.) Home to countless cafés, coffee houses, antique shops, exercise studios, and the home to Buffalo State College, Elmwood has a feel of informal sophistication. Lots of tree-lined streets and the Albright-Knox Museum with an impressive collection including Van Gogh, Picasso, Matisse, Pollock, and Warhol to name a few. Several 1 BR apartments for under $600, with most around $725; 2 BR around $900 and 3 BR about $1,000.

Downtown: With the hauntingly impressive 1929 art deco City Hall at its center, downtown Buffalo is experiencing a renaissance of apartment dwellers. Extremely diverse, downtown in the Nickel City you will find a thriving medical community (Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus – specializing in human genome research) and a 24/7 vibe (Buffalonians love to keep up with that other city in the state.) The Fruit Belt section of downtown is primarily African-American and it fully embraces its seminal role in the Underground Railway. West Village is the most architecturally historic and has the most apartments, and Waterfront Village is the most toney with great views. Allentown is technically part of downtown. Approximately $1,300 for a 1 BR at the waterfront, otherwise around $775. 2 BR $1,550 or $975. North Buffalo: An affordable and pleasant mix of residential and business (Hertel Avenue Business District) and very pedestrian friendly, North Buffalo is comfortable. North Buffalo has a distinctly Italian feel with the 1,000,000+ participants in the annual Western New York Italian Heritage and Food Festival - seriously, how could that not be great? There is also a presence of orthodox Jews in this part of the city. North Buffalo also has the beloved North Park Theatre – arguably the coolest place to catch indie films in the state outside of NYC. North Buffalo is experiencing an influx of young professionals and the prices are increasing, but still quite reasonable. $575 - $725 for a 1 BR; $600 - $850 for a 2 BR; about $900 for a 3 BR.

Tips about living in Buffalo:

• Bring a lot of bathing suits and winter coats

• Bring a snow shovel

• Bring your dog – the diverse climate means lots of dogs – including the cold weather breeds. Buffalo even has a few dog friendly restaurants

• Never, ever say the words “wide right.”

• At least if a buffalo is dropped on you you'd likely have a story to tell. If it's a boulder (as in Colorado) probably not.

Now that you know what to bring and where to live, it's time to make your move to Buffalo! Happy hunting!

Rent Report

November 2017 Buffalo Rent Report

Welcome to the November 2017 Buffalo Rent Report. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Buffalo rental market, including comparisons to similar cities nationwide.

Buffalo rents increase sharply over the past month

Buffalo rents have increased 0.7% over the past month, and are up moderately by 3.4% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Buffalo stand at $730 for a one-bedroom apartment and $890 for a two-bedroom. This is the sixth straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in April. Buffalo's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 1.1%, as well as the national average of 2.7%.

Buffalo rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

As rents have increased moderately in Buffalo, large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more modestly, or in some cases, even decline. Buffalo is still more affordable than most large cities across the country.

  • Buffalo's median two-bedroom rent of $890 is below the national average of $1,160. Nationwide, rents have grown by 2.7% over the past year compared to the 3.4% rise in Buffalo.
  • While Buffalo's rents rose moderately over the past year, some cities nationwide saw decreases, including DC (-0.6%) and Miami (-0.2%).
  • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Buffalo than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,070, which is nearly three-and-a-half times the price in Buffalo.

For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S. at this link.

Methodology - Recent Updates:

Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post here.


Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

Read more about our methodology here.

About Rent Reports:

Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.

Buffalo Renter Confidence Survey
National study of renter confidence in the economy, homeownership, and cities
Here's how Buffalo ranks on:
C+ Overall satisfaction
D Safety and crime rate
B Confidence in the local economy
C+ Plans for homeownership
A- Recreational activities
D Quality of schools
F Commute time
C State and local taxes
Best Worst
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Overview of Findings

Apartment List has released Buffalo's results from the first annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. The survey, which drew on responses from over 18,000 renters, provides new insights into what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the 105 million American renters nationwide.

"Buffalo renters expressed blow average city satisfaction, with particular concern for safety and crime," says Andrew Tam, Vice President of Data Science at Apartment List. "The US renter population is at its highest level in 20 years, and Buffalo renters show lower than average scores for both safety and quality of local schools."

Key findings in Buffalo include the following:

  • Renters gave Buffalo a C+ for city satisfaction, which is typically correlated with safety where respondents are dissatisfied.
  • Buffalo earned a B for confidence in the economy, with 25% of renters saying that the local economy is on the right track compared to an average of 24% nationwide.
  • 58% of renters in Buffalo plan to purchase a home in the future which is slightly below the national average of 60% earning a C+ for the category.
  • Buffalo's highest grade was an A- for access to recreational opportunities, with 71% of respondents reporting that they're satisfied with the city's access to parks and community activities.
  • Renters are very dissatisfied with the quality of commuting in Buffalo giving an F and ranking in the bottom 10 of cities nationwide.
  • The survey covered 7 New York cities, which earned city satisfaction grades ranging from an A to an F. New York City topped the list with an A and was followed by Brooklyn (B+), Albany (B+), Buffalo (C+), Rochester (C-), Yonkers (D), and the Bronx (F).
  • The top rated cities nationwide for city satisfaction were Plano, TX; Boston, MA; Arlington, VA; Austin, TX; and Torrance, CA. The lowest rated cities were Newark, NJ; New Haven, CT; Bridgeport, CT; Hartford, CT; and Columbia, SC.

A detailed report explaining the survey's methodology, analysis, and findings is available upon request. To obtain a copy, please email Andrew Tam, Apartment List's Vice President of Data Science, at andrew@apartmentlist.com.