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Old 03-22-2010, 08:43 PM
 
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I would love to say the people in the area would be very open minded and friendly towards you right away but I don't think that would be the case. It would be more of a situation where neighbors would whisper but eventually be friendly and cordial.
I don't think that is at all true in this day and age. I live in Niagara county and our former next door neighbors were a lesbian couple. There was no whispering or rudeness of any kind. They were treated no differently than any other couple in our neighborhood. I would hope that our city cousins would be just as enlightened as those in eastern Niagara county.
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Old 03-22-2010, 08:57 PM
 
Location: Buffalo, New York
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At first I would think Elmwood. But if you don't want to send the kid to private school I would say... anywhere in the suburbs. They are all great for raising a family.
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Old 03-23-2010, 07:44 AM
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At first I would think Elmwood. But if you don't want to send the kid to private school I would say... anywhere in the suburbs. They are all great for raising a family.
Don't forget that there are Charter options and I believe that the Olmstead schools are good too.
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Old 03-25-2010, 01:48 PM
 
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I just sent you a message. My same-sex partner and I are moving to Buffalo this summer, we have a son. Would love to meet you if you make the move! I included my email address in my message to you.
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Old 03-28-2010, 01:04 AM
 
Location: Buffalo NY
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I only skimmed the answers to your post but only one person seemed to recommend the Parkside neighborhood. We moved here from Michigan 2 years ago and settled in Parkside. I think you would be quite happy in this area. It's a lovely neighborhood, there are several private schools in walking distance. The zoo is here (we live 3 blocks from the zoo and love hearing the seals "barking" at feeding time!) and shopping is close by. Our streets have children of all ages. While I'm sure there is crime in any city (including the burbs) we have never had any problems. I walk the neighborhood daily in nice weather, no problems. My grandchildren visit in the summer and I have no qualms about them walking to the park or the Wilsons for a soda. We have Delaware Park, the Darwin Martin House, the Historical Museum is within walking distance, Hertel Ave has some neat antique shops and great eateries.

I also noticed a post that said a gay couple may not feel welcomed. I don't know where that poster lives but the Parkside area has many gay couples as well as single gays. Our next door neighbor is gay, and has no problems.

Simply put it's a great, we have people from many races, life styles and professions. I think it would a be a wonderful place to raise a child, it is diverse, full of history and has plenty of things to enjoy. Come visit the neighborhood, I'm sure you'll agree. If you'd like to stop by with your family when you do contact me via city-data and we can make arrangements.
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Old 04-11-2010, 10:36 PM
 
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Living in the city, near Parkside, would be a good choice, except for schooling for your kid, you'd probably have to pay for private school which is why families with kids usually live out in clarence/williamsville where the good schools are. I'm not saying Buffalo isn't tolerant but it's not LA, NY, Chicago, etc.
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Old 04-12-2010, 03:44 PM
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Living in the city, near Parkside, would be a good choice, except for schooling for your kid, you'd probably have to pay for private school which is why families with kids usually live out in clarence/williamsville where the good schools are. I'm not saying Buffalo isn't tolerant but it's not LA, NY, Chicago, etc.
What schools are Parkside kids zoned for and there are some good private options right in that area.
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Old 04-13-2010, 09:05 AM
 
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I would suggest Snyder. We have had many same sex couples and no one has treated them any differently. Many places to walk to, places to eat, it's very safe, and Smallwood is a great place to start kindergarten. Oh and also you can find a great house for 200,000 here. Good luck to you and your family and I hope you let us know what you decide.
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Old 04-13-2010, 12:40 PM
 
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North Buffalo and Elmwood, around Bidwell and down a bit are okay. I know several same-sex couples raising families there. Kenmore is more of the conservative, whispering type of village, but no one is blatant about it (I live in Kenmore and i'm gay), long as you mow your lawn,lol. Now Allentown, no way. When I moved here 12 years ago, it was THE gay area, but now its only got a couple of bars and it's turning not so friendly in certain spots. Williamsville is similar to Kenmore, just on a more upscale level. There really aren't any problems with being outwardly gay that i've seen or heard. People who have a problem generally keep it to themselves.
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Old 04-13-2010, 03:23 PM
 
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Default Thank you!

Thanks so much for all the suggestions and ideas about where to live! They are so helpful and interesting and I read them religiously but haven't posted any replies as I don't want to jinx our chances (my partner is still in the middle of a very long interview process)! Hopefully I will know something more concrete about our possible move soon.

Several people have mentioned Snyder but when I go to remax.com to look for houses in the Snyder area it is not given as an option. Is Snyder part of a bigger town?

Thanks again for all the replies!
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