Originally Posted by searchthestars
hello husband may have a job offer in buffalo NY - were orig from NJ - currently living in Northern California - wanting to move back east VERY BADLY - Ive heard some say that Buffalo has gotten very bad with crime and economy etc. - Im looking at Amhurst now - Can I get some good honest opinions about it - I do have 3 high school aged children - so I am really looking for a good safe family neighborbood - are there any gated communities? Please any and everything you can tell me about it would be so appreciated - I saw some older posts from 2006 - so looking for updated info on it - Parks? Shopping? Crime? Schools? People in general? Is it ghetto? Things to do? And if not Amhurst - and other local community within about a 30 min commute into Buffalo. THANK YOU EVERYONE!!!
Hello! I'll do my best to add to this conversation. I'm a 22 year old female, and I spent my 4 years of undergrad at University at Buffalo in Amherst. Honestly, I miss it like crazy and I cannot wait to move back someday, if only for a few years.
Amherst in general is a very safe area. I can't say much about the housing market, but for your HS aged kids, I'd say you'll be just fine here. If they are considering college, there are many choices in the area.
Crime is very low, I believe someone has already stated it's consistently one of the safest areas to live. Not "ghetto" at all. When you start getting DT though, things can change.
I really love the culture that the Buffalo area offers, and I feel a lot of people don't give it enough credit. Amherst is a great way to experience Buffalo, as you are driving distance from a Sabres game, Allentown, Elmwood, etc but can go home to Amherst. I can't say enough good things about it. The mall in Amherst kind of is a crapshoot, but the Galleria mall is much bigger and Niagara Falls outlets are close by. There's a lot of good eating and culture in the area. Good for a family!