Buffalo, NY has been ranked among the top most affordable housing markets in the nation and one of the “World’s Top Ten Food Cities,” making it a fantastic place to live!
The city came to be due to the construction of the Erie Canal, which brought a large influx of people and commerce. Buffalo played a key role in the abolitionist movement and served as a terminus point in the Underground Railroad for slaves seeking to cross into Ontario. The Great Depression brought severe unemployment, but World War II brought the return of prosperity and employment due to the city’s key position as a manufacturing center.
Modern-day Buffalo is full of things to do. A favorite is Frank Lloyd Wright’s Darwin D. Martin House Complex. This historic site offers tours led by insightful guides and gives visitors a chance to explore the home. The Buffalo Theatre District is home to over 20 professional companies, with the largest theater being the Shea’s Performing Arts Center, designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany. The Buffalo Zoo is the third oldest zoo in the United States and is a popular attraction.
Food is abundant in Buffalo. The Buffalo wing started in Buffalo at the Anchor Bar, created by Teressa Bellissimo on March 4, 1964. Still on the menu and never successfully duplicated, Buffalo wings are still the “Best Wings in the World.” The area’s cuisine is the result of converging cultures, such as Italian, Irish, Jewish, German, Polish, African-American, Greek, Indian, and American. Local restaurants feature a vast array of menu options. Buffalo also offers pizza different from traditional New York-style pizza (thin-crust). The crust is a mid-point between classic New York and deep-dish Chicago style.