In 1900, Buffalo NY was the 8th largest city in the United States. Today it is the 47th. Most of the past century has been one day of bad news after another. The City seemed unable to get out of its own way and continued to fall on its face as a result.
It was a community where one mayor wanted to construct a red brick wall around one of the areas most cherished and beautiful landmarks, the McKinley Monument.
Years later, the local business community wanted to insert a Bass Pro sporting goods store in the middle of another cherished and in its way beautiful land mark, the Erie Canal Commercial Slip. (The actual 1825 Terminus of the Erie Canal).
Those days are gone. The City is on the move. And these people see it happening and recognize the Future Is Here On The Niagara Frontier.
Buffalo-Niagara Falls Top 20 U.S.A destination for International Travelers. http://inlandz.com/?attachment_id=3985
New York State Top 10 State for Economic Growth. https://www.uschamber.com/sites/default/files/reports/Enterprising-States-2012-web.pdf
The Economist, a London England based publication, touts Buffalo as a rising star. http://www.economist.com/node/21557797
The Buffalo-Niagara Region has a new international capable airport. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogmtK6OeHbg
Buffalo has been up, over the past 40 years it has been down, but not out. We are getting back on out feet. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBGXumeLqjU
Sperlings Bestplaces has rated Buffalo as the 2nd Best Place in America to Relocate, The 6th most energetic American City, The 6th most secure U.S. city in which to live, the #12 manly sports city.
Come and give us a look. Fodor’s Travel Intelligence has this to say about Buffalo, NY
At the turn of the 20th century, Buffalo had a booming economy, and majestic mansions sprang up along Delaware Avenue, known as Millionaires’ Row. Ornate structures erected during these boom years included some of the world’s first skyscrapers, such as the 13-story steel-and-terra-cotta 1896 Guaranty Building (28 Church Street), designed by Louis H. Sullivan.
Today, Buffalo has a rich cultural scene that includes contemporary art at the Albright-Knox Gallery and free summer Shakespeare performances in Delaware Park—one of several Buffalo parks designed by noted landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted. The city’s six institutions of higher learning infuse youth into neighborhoods like Elmwood, whose eponymous main avenue is known for its boutiques, used-book stores, hip bars, and eateries; historic, bohemian Allentown district; and Chippewa Street (or the Chippewa District), known for its nightclubs and jazz bars. Far from mere university crawls, these neighborhoods are frequented by Buffalonians of all ages.
Though it is the state’s second-largest city, Buffalo is definitely “small town” when compared to its glamorous downstate big sister. Still, the city has a distinct style, a product of its rich ethnic, cultural, and architectural history. Friendliness and affordability are also selling points. Distances aren’t great, and it’s easy to get around
Stop by for a visit.