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Relocation Guide

Who really wants to live in Buffalo?

A lot more people than you think are relocating to Buffalo, and for many varied reasons. Buffalo NY takes a lot of jokes about the snow and a lot of negative press with it being one of the fastest dying cities. Yes people do leave Western New York, but people leave for many reasons. Remember negative press sells newspapers and magazines.

So it is really wonderful to see an incredible article this week in the New York Magazine, entitled Where the Urban Dream Life is Going Cheap by Adam Sternbergh. Adam asks a very interesting question What could possibly make someone want to leave New York and move to Buffalo?

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Talk to anyone who’s lived in the Western New York Region for any length of time, and you’ll likely hear some variation of the same response — “I wouldn’t live anywhere else but Western New York!” Today many of those that have moved away are looking to return back to Western New York. There is a four day gathering to Bring Back the Heard during the Buffalo Homecoming celebration.

Relocation can be one of the most stressful and exciting times in one’s life! Making the decision to relocate to Western New York is just the first step. You will now have to decide where in Western New York you want to call home.

We’ll help make your move as stress-free as possible and show you that hunting for a Western New York home can actually be fun! Whether you are moving locally, domestically, or internationally, we have the resources, the expertise, and the connections to make your move a success.

Here you will find Western New York resources for a successful relocation. If you choose to make your relocation even easier, by using the help of a proven relocation professional, we are here to help you.

Researching a new city that you think you might relocate to can be frustrating. Not all the great relocation information you are looking for in one place. That is why you need the assistance of an expert to guide you through the complicate maze of information. You will find here a series of informative articles to assist you with your relocation.

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You will be curious to know about Buffalo Communities, the individual neighborhoods of Buffalo and find resources to assist you in deciding that Buffalo NY is for you! This website is packed full of community information, market reports and information to assist you in the purchase of your Buffalo home!

When people speak of Buffalo they don’t always mean just the city of Buffalo. In fact many of those that live in the seven counties of Western New York will refer to themselves as Buffalonians. The pride in the area is that strong. So communities like Amherst, Cheektowaga, Lewiston, Grand Island, North Tonawanda, Williamsville, Orchard Park are just a few of the Buffalo communities here.

Why Relocate to Buffalo NY

The first thing you think of when you hear Buffalo NY is snow. What you don’t hear about is that the Greater Buffalo region has the most days with sunshine in summer in the northeast. Did you know that the spring, summer and fall months are mild and ideal for all the local festivals and community events? Free outdoor concerts are in many of the communities in Western New York. Besides which when you hear about all the massive snow it usually falls in the South Towns filling the ski areas with fresh powder. And that is where it belongs! Where Buffalonians can enjoy it!

One unique fact is that all the suburbs are not really more than 20 minutes from Downtown Buffalo. Buffalonians enjoy one of the shortest work commutes in the country. With a diverse selection of homes ranging from historic 19th & 20th century homes to the state of the art eco-friendly homes there is something sure to please you! The Buffalo Niagara area has a very affordable price range of homes for sale.

What makes Buffalo NY Special?

People often ask what makes the Buffalo area so special. It is not any one thing, but a combination of the people, lifestyle, recreational and cultural activities here in Buffalo. There is an annual event called Buffalo Homecoming that promotes Buffalo and encourages those that want to come back for good with opportunities to make those dreams a reality. Mark your calendars, June 24-27, 2010 are the dates for the next event! There will be events all across the WNY region to celebrate the best that Western New York has to offer.

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Cultural Opportunities

Buffalo include cultural attractions including the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, Buffalo Zoological Gardens, the Kleinhans Music Hall (home of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra), and Shea’s Buffalo Center for the Performing Arts. Buffalo Delaware Park is home to Shakespeare in the Park the second largest free outdoor Shakespeare festival in the United States.

In nearby Lewiston there is Art Park and just over the boarder in Canada is Niagara on the Lake. To the south of Buffalo there is the Roycroft Campus and the Chautauqua Institute.

Sports

The sports fans are not to be left out here in Buffalo NY! There are the Buffalo Bisons, Buffalo Bills, Buffalo Sabres and Buffalo Bandits for fans of professional sports and there are several universities with incredible sports programs for you to enjoy as well.

Dining, Beer and Wine

Sure you know about Wings! But did you know that Pizza, Friday Fish Fry’s and Beef on Weck are just as popular in Western New York. Don’t forget Ted’s Hot Dogs either! Because Buffalo is a melting pot of ethnic cultures, the food here reflects that diversity.

In fact, dining in Buffalo can go from a casual outdoor restaurant to the finest gourmet French restaurant. You are bound to find something you desire in any one of Buffalo’ 2,700 restaurants. The best way to sample the diverse selection of food is to attend the annual Taste of Buffalo which is one of the nation’s largest food festivals!

There is an image that all Buffalonians drink beer, and many do; but there is wine too! In fact, there are several incredible wineries in Western New York where you can take advantage of locally produced wines.

Educational Opportunities

Recreational Activities

With short commute time here in Buffalo it means more free time for recreation. And Buffalonians know how to take advantage of these opportunities. Biking, hiking, sailing and rowing in the summer to skiing and sledding in the winter are available to Western New Yorkers. You name the recreational activity it is here. With the heavy snows in winter skiing at Holiday Valley or Kissing Bridge is a wonderful evening activity. Buffalonians know how to enjoy the outdoor life – all year round!