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92 Apartments for rent in Buffalo, NY

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696 Richmond Avenue - 3
696 Richmond Avenue
Buffalo, NY | Forest
1 Bedroom
$900
700 sqft
4 Bedrooms
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5 Bedrooms
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Last updated October 21 at 07:07 AM
This awesome property is located close to Bidwell Park, Elmwood Village shopping, and Buffalo State.
1 Unit Available
1034 Lafayette Avenue - Lower
1034 Lafayette Avenue
Buffalo, NY | Delaware - West Ferry
2 Bedrooms
$1,000
1200 sqft
Last updated October 21 at 07:07 AM
Immediately available 2 bedroom 1 bath apartment with in unit laundry! Property includes new carpet, new paint, large closets and off street parking. All appliances including refrigerator, stove and stackable washer and dryer are included.
1 Unit Available
101 Traymore Street - 5
101 Traymore Street
Buffalo, NY | North Park
1 Bedroom
$1,000
550 sqft
Last updated October 21 at 07:07 AM
Don't miss the opportunity to live on exciting Hertel Ave for under $1100.
1 Unit Available
29 Crowley Avenue
29 Crowley Avenue
Buffalo, NY | Riverside Park
4 Bedrooms
$1,500
1866 sqft
Last updated October 21 at 07:07 AM
GREAT FULL HOUSE FOR RENT! Four Large Bedrooms. Attic, basement AND Garage storage space. Parking in two car driveway. Two updated bathrooms and two private second floor balconies overlooking a park. Great views and walking distance to bus routes.
1 Unit Available
30 York Street - 1
30 York Street
Buffalo, NY | Front Park
3 Bedrooms
$1,300
1300 sqft
Last updated October 21 at 07:07 AM
3 bedroom apartment for rent Perfect for the D'Youville College area. One block from the Connecticut Ave Revitalization. Upgraded plumbing and electric, A/C, fenced backyard, In-unit laundry, stove, refrigerator, microwave, front porch.
1 Unit Available
72 Riverside Avenue - 2
72 Riverside Avenue
Buffalo, NY | Riverside Park
3 Bedrooms
$800
1022 sqft
Last updated October 21 at 07:07 AM
UPPER UNIT IN 2 FAMILY HOME. 3 BEDROOM, 1 BATH APARTMENT WITH UPDATED KITCHEN AND BATH. APARTMENT IS APPROVED FOR SECTION 8 AND BELMONT REFRIGERATOR AND STOVE INCLUDED TENANT PAYS ELECTRIC AND GAS
1 Unit Available
22 Worcester Place - 2
22 Worcester Place
Buffalo, NY | Leroy
3 Bedrooms
$850
1000 sqft
Last updated October 21 at 07:07 AM
Spacious 3BR upper apartment for rent for Nov 1. Apartment is in a duplex on a quiet one way street. Plenty of on-street parking. Bathroom was just completely remodeled and is really nice. W/D hookups in basement.
1 Unit Available
219 Skillen Street - 1
219 Skillen Street
Buffalo, NY | Riverside Park
Studio
$450
625 sqft
Last updated October 21 at 07:07 AM
RESIDENTIAL/COMMERCIAL LARGE NEW CONSTRUCTION GARAGE/STORAGE AREA (3 Car). Perfect for storage or small business owner looking for more space. Featuring very large space on both sides and open floor plan.
1 Unit Available
904 Clinton Street - 1
904 Clinton St
Buffalo, NY | Babcock
2 Bedrooms
$850
800 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated October 21 at 07:07 AM
Welcome to 904 Clinton Street! This first floor South Buffalo apartment offers two bedrooms with gas and electric included. This unit includes appliances and updated flooring in kitchen.
1 Unit Available
269 Whitney Place - 1
269 Whitney Place
Buffalo, NY | Lakeview
2 Bedrooms
$1,150
1130 sqft
Last updated October 21 at 07:07 AM
Welcome to 269 Whitney Place! This fully renovated, two bedroom, first floor apartment, has been completely modernized. The stunning kitchen features new dark wood cabinets, stainless steel appliances, and gorgeous tile flooring.
1 Unit Available
342 Bryant Street - 7
342 Bryant Street
Buffalo, NY | Bryant
2 Bedrooms
$1,150
780 sqft
Last updated October 21 at 07:07 AM
Updated 2 bedroom apartment in the heart of Elmwood Village. Steps to Elmwood Ave, schools ,restaurants , shopping and the Medical Corridor.
1 Unit Available
454 West Utica Street
454 West Utica Street
Buffalo, NY | Bryant
2 Bedrooms
$950
1100 sqft
Last updated October 21 at 08:20 AM
2 UNIT MULTI FAMILY HOME Welcome to 454 West Utica! This beautiful first floor unit features a newly renovated kitchen with stainless steel appliances including a microwave and dishwasher.
1 Unit Available
308 Northumberland Avenue
308 Northumberland Avenue
Buffalo, NY | Grider
3 Bedrooms
$925
1200 sqft
Last updated October 21 at 08:20 AM
Welcome to 308 Northumberland! This is a newly renovated 3 bedroom first floor apartment.
1 Unit Available
242 Ashland Avenue
242 Ashland Avenue
Buffalo, NY | Front Park
2 Bedrooms
$2,000
2970 sqft
Last updated October 20 at 08:42 PM
Be the first person to live in this stunning, completely gut renovated, 2 bedroom/1 bathroom first floor unit in the highly desirable Elmwood Village.
1 Unit Available
699 Columbus Parkway
699 Columbus Parkway
Buffalo, NY | Front Park
3 Bedrooms
$1,500
2442 sqft
Last updated October 20 at 08:42 PM
Totally remodeled 1st floor, 3 bedroom apartment in a 2unit house with off street parking, just one block from D'Youville College & Prospect Park and just seconds away from Kleinhans Music Hall, Lasalle Park, and the Peace Bridge/Thru-way.
1 Unit Available
48 Laurel Street
48 Laurel Street
Buffalo, NY | Masten Park
3 Bedrooms
$1,500
2760 sqft
Last updated October 20 at 08:42 PM
MUST SEE! Beautifully remodeled and updated 2 unit rental close to Downtown Buffalo and Medical Corridor. Everything is new in this 3 bedroom, 1 bath rental from the front door to the back.
1 Unit Available
56 Irving Place
56 Irving Place
Buffalo, NY | Allen
3 Bedrooms
$1,750
2024 sqft
Last updated October 20 at 08:42 PM
Incredibly charming and spacious apartment in the heart of Allentown. This unit is walking distance to many bars, shops, restaurants, as well as the medical campus and plenty of businesses on Delaware Rd.
1 Unit Available
69 Woeppel Street
69 Woeppel Street
Buffalo, NY | MLK Park
2 Bedrooms
$700
2016 sqft
Last updated October 20 at 08:42 PM
Find studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments for rent at 69 Woeppel Street in Buffalo. View photos, descriptions and more!
1 Unit Available
44 North Pearl Street
44 North Pearl Street
Buffalo, NY | Allen
Studio
$725
250 sqft
1 Bedroom
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Last updated October 20 at 08:42 PM
This bright, cozy Studio is in a classic, well maintained Allentown building, just steps from the Medical Campus and Metro. Hardwood floors, high ceilings and a 'Juliet Balcony' w/ great view create a cool place to make your home.
1 Unit Available
765 Crescent Avenue
765 Crescent Avenue
Buffalo, NY | Park Meadow
2 Bedrooms
$1,500
1225 sqft
Last updated October 20 at 08:42 PM
Charming warmth will greet you at the door of this 2BR/1BA lower located in the much desired Parkside neighborhood. LR features hdwd floors and gas fireplace, FDR w/hdwd floors, sunporch converted to Ofc w/tons of natural sunlight.
1 Unit Available
481 Franklin Street
481 Franklin Street
Buffalo, NY | Allen
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,300
800 sqft
Last updated October 20 at 08:42 PM
Discover one of the coolest renovations in Allentown - Strathman Manor. This mid-century structure began as a Union Hall, then housed a jewelry manufacturer. It now welcomes residents in beautiful, contemporary urban apartments.
1 Unit Available
333 Norwood Avenue
333 Norwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY | Front Park
4 Bedrooms
$2,300
1818 sqft
Last updated October 20 at 08:42 PM
Lovely single family home ready to rent in the Elmwood Village. This updated Victorian has 4 bedrooms and 1.
1 Unit Available
16 Abbottsford Place
16 Abbotsford Place
Buffalo, NY | Forest
2 Bedrooms
$1,000
1093 sqft
Last updated October 20 at 08:42 PM
Looking for long term tenant. Located steps from Buffalo State & Elmwood Ave. Convenient to everything! Completely remodeled lower unit features 2 beds, 1 full bath, large eat-in kitchen, spacious living room and laundry hook-ups available.
1 Unit Available
75 Ojibwa #202 Circle
75 Ojibwa Circle
Buffalo, NY | Waterfront
2 Bedrooms
$2,300
1008 sqft
Last updated October 20 at 08:42 PM
Masterfully redone condo unit located in one of Buffalo's most exquisite buildings!! Modern finishes and classic touches set off this 2 bed / 2 bath unit, flowing open floor plan with updated kitchen and stainless steel appliances included.
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How much is rent in Buffalo?
In Buffalo, the median rent is $790 for a studio, $832 for a 1-bedroom, $918 for a 2-bedroom, and $1,046 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Buffalo, check out our monthly Buffalo Rent Report.
How much is rent in Buffalo?
In Buffalo, the median rent is $790 for a studio, $832 for a 1-bedroom, $918 for a 2-bedroom, and $1,046 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Buffalo, check out our monthly Buffalo Rent Report.
How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in Buffalo?
You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Buffalo apartments that allow pets.
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While some Buffalo properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some Buffalo properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
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Median Rent in Buffalo

Last updated Sep. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Buffalo is $832, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $918.
Studio
$790
1 Bed
$832
2 Beds
$918
3+ Beds
$1,046

City Guide

Buffalo
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.

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.
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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.

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

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

Tips about living in Buffalo:
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• 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!

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City Guide

Buffalo
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.

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.
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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.

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

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

Tips about living in Buffalo:
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• 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!

Buffalo Renter Confidence Survey
National study of renter’s satisfaction with their cities and states

Here’s how Buffalo ranks on:

C
Safety and crime rate
D
Jobs and career opportunities
A
Affordability
C
Social Life
A-
Commute time
B-
Public transit
D
Pet-friendliness

Overview of Findings

Apartment List has released Buffalo’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of 111 million American renters nationwide.

"Buffalo renters expressed general dissatisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. "Interestingly, ratings for Buffalo vary widely across categories such as affordability and weather."

Key findings in Buffalo include the following:

  • Buffalo renters gave their city an F overall.
  • The highest-rated categories for Buffalo were affordability and commute time, which received A+ and A- grades, respectively.
  • The areas of concern to Buffalo renters are weather, state and local taxes, quality of local schools and recreational activities, which all received F grades.
  • Buffalo ranks low for renter satisfaction, as do nearby cities like Albany (F) and Syracuse (F).
  • Buffalo did relatively poorly compared to other cities nationwide, including Boston, MA (A), Denver, CO (B+) and Austin, TX (A-).
  • The top rated cities nationwide for renter satisfaction include Scottsdale, AZ, Irvine, CA, Boulder, CO and Ann Arbor, MI. The lowest rated cities include Tallahassee, FL, Stockton, CA, Dayton, OH, Detroit, MI and Newark, NJ.

Renters say:

  • "I enjoy the food, the sports and the festivities." – Heather H.
  • "I love that we really are a city of good neighbors. Especially during the winter, we help neighbors get out of the snow and get home safely." – Aviance G.
  • "Lots of lake effect snow and ice for most of winter. City is mostly made up of suburbs close to malls and entertainment." – Kalindy K.
  • "I love that it’s a booming city. New restaurants and bars are opening every day and it’s cool to be part of it. I just wish we had public transportation or Uber because it makes it hard to go out with friends; someone always has to stay sober so everyone can get home safely." – Britney T.

For more information on the survey methodology and findings or to speak to one of our researchers, please contact our team at rentonomics@apartmentlist.com.

View our national survey results here.
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Renter Confidence Survey

Apartment List has released Buffalo’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of 111 million American renters nationwide.

"Buffalo renters expressed general dissatisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. ...

View full Buffalo Renter Survey

Here’s how Buffalo ranks on:

C
Safety and crime rate
D
Jobs and career opportunities
A
Affordability
C
Social Life
A-
Commute time
B-
Public transit
D
Pet-friendliness

Overview of Findings

Apartment List has released Buffalo’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of 111 million American renters nationwide.

"Buffalo renters expressed general dissatisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. "Interestingly, ratings for Buffalo vary widely across categories such as affordability and weather."

Key findings in Buffalo include the following:

  • Buffalo renters gave their city an F overall.
  • The highest-rated categories for Buffalo were affordability and commute time, which received A+ and A- grades, respectively.
  • The areas of concern to Buffalo renters are weather, state and local taxes, quality of local schools and recreational activities, which all received F grades.
  • Buffalo ranks low for renter satisfaction, as do nearby cities like Albany (F) and Syracuse (F).
  • Buffalo did relatively poorly compared to other cities nationwide, including Boston, MA (A), Denver, CO (B+) and Austin, TX (A-).
  • The top rated cities nationwide for renter satisfaction include Scottsdale, AZ, Irvine, CA, Boulder, CO and Ann Arbor, MI. The lowest rated cities include Tallahassee, FL, Stockton, CA, Dayton, OH, Detroit, MI and Newark, NJ.

Renters say:

  • "I enjoy the food, the sports and the festivities." – Heather H.
  • "I love that we really are a city of good neighbors. Especially during the winter, we help neighbors get out of the snow and get home safely." – Aviance G.
  • "Lots of lake effect snow and ice for most of winter. City is mostly made up of suburbs close to malls and entertainment." – Kalindy K.
  • "I love that it’s a booming city. New restaurants and bars are opening every day and it’s cool to be part of it. I just wish we had public transportation or Uber because it makes it hard to go out with friends; someone always has to stay sober so everyone can get home safely." – Britney T.

For more information on the survey methodology and findings or to speak to one of our researchers, please contact our team at rentonomics@apartmentlist.com.

View our national survey results here.