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Old 07-31-2008, 10:13 PM
 
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How is the city life in Buffalo though ?

I dont hear much about it.
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Old 07-31-2008, 10:27 PM
 
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not to mention crazy population loss. The city is not going in the right direction at all. Even though, yes, downtown appears pretty nice and it is, what matters is the quality of life, which isn't so hot, with a high crime rate and mad abandoned properties which puts increasing strain on city hall to provide seriveces. That train u got there should go from the old train staton (which should be used for high speed rail to connect it to the rest of the state and perhaps erie and cleveland) to downtown and stop at neighborhoods in between. change the zoning a lil, allow for more high density construction and watch as the ppl from the suburbs stake their ground back in the city as gas continues to increase in price. Feasable? Only if you want the city and state economy to survive.
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Old 07-31-2008, 10:30 PM
 
Location: BUFFALO, NY
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How is the city life in Buffalo though ?

I dont hear much about it.
City Life in Buffalo is great! In fact it was rated one of the best night life locations in America for a city it's size! It has a theatre district like no other, and Broadway productions that rival New York City's! Not to mention Buffalo is one of the best music and contemporary art communities in the world! The food is the best as well - ranking the most restaurants per square mile for a city it's size in the nation! Buffalo's neighborhoods were ranked in the top 5 for best in America - including Elmwood Village (full of boutiques and shops, restaurants, great schools, etc) - it ranked 3rd! Now, back to city life in Buffalo is great. It's up to you to discover it! visit www.BuffaloNiagara.org

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Old 07-31-2008, 10:34 PM
 
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not to mention crazy population loss. The city is not going in the right direction at all. Even though, yes, downtown appears pretty nice and it is, what matters is the quality of life, which isn't so hot, with a high crime rate and mad abandoned properties which puts increasing strain on city hall to provide seriveces. That train u got there should go from the old train staton (which should be used for high speed rail to connect it to the rest of the state and perhaps erie and cleveland) to downtown and stop at neighborhoods in between. change the zoning a lil, allow for more high density construction and watch as the ppl from the suburbs stake their ground back in the city as gas continues to increase in price. Feasable? Only if you want the city and state economy to survive.
Hmm, I always perceived Buffalo to be a relatively calmer city than NYC. I would've never guessed they had a high crime rate and abandoned spots.
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Old 07-31-2008, 10:36 PM
 
Location: BUFFALO, NY
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not to mention crazy population loss. The city is not going in the right direction at all. Even though, yes, downtown appears pretty nice and it is, what matters is the quality of life, which isn't so hot, with a high crime rate and mad abandoned properties which puts increasing strain on city hall to provide seriveces. That train u got there should go from the old train staton (which should be used for high speed rail to connect it to the rest of the state and perhaps erie and cleveland) to downtown and stop at neighborhoods in between. change the zoning a lil, allow for more high density construction and watch as the ppl from the suburbs stake their ground back in the city as gas continues to increase in price. Feasable? Only if you want the city and state economy to survive.
Buffalo has gained thousands of new downtown lofter's from it's suburbs. But it could use better things as you have stated, but overall, a recent article said that Buffalo's population has finally leveled off, and 4,500 jobs were added in this past year alone, which I say is in the right direction - at least for now.
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Old 07-31-2008, 10:38 PM
 
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City Life in Buffalo is great! In fact it was rated one of the best night life locations in America for a city it's size! It has a theatre district like no other, and Broadway productions that rival New York City's! Not to mention Buffalo is one of the best music and contemporary art communities in the world! The food is the best as well - ranking the most restaurants per square mile for a city it's size in the nation! Buffalo's neighborhoods were ranked in the top 5 for best in America - including Elmwood Village (full of boutiques and shops, restaurants, great schools, etc) - it ranked 3rd! Now, back to city life in Buffalo is great. It's up to you to discover it! visit www.BuffaloNiagara.org
Those are some pretty good statistics. I like to eat, so good rated, restaurants are good with me...lol.
And City life is important with me. I'll definitely have to visit Buffalo

What is Buffalo's population anyway ?
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Old 07-31-2008, 10:41 PM
 
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Never mind.

Buffalos pop.: 292,648
The city has a small pop. indeed.

That sounds okay. I live in crowded area, sometimes I need to breath...lol
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Old 07-31-2008, 10:42 PM
 
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Those are some pretty good statistics. I like to eat, so good rated, restaurants are good with me...lol.
And City life is important with me. I'll definitely have to visit Buffalo

What is Buffalo's population anyway ?
Well, in 1950, the CITY population was near 600,000. Today, it has shrunk to 300,000. But the metro has doubled in size since then - 1.5million in the metro area - Erie and Niagara counties. You should pay Buffalo a visit, you don't have to move there but it is a very nice place to visit! And check out Niagara Falls too! just a 20 minute drive from Buffalo, and it's in our metro - one of the 7 wonders of the world!
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Old 07-31-2008, 10:48 PM
 
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Never mind.

Buffalos pop.: 292,648
The city has a small pop. indeed.

That sounds okay. I live in crowded area, sometimes I need to breath...lol
In a lot of ways, it is good that Buffalo's population has shrunk so considerably, because we have the best commute times in America! (rated by forbes). We have sooo much for ourselves, however the population of Buffalo has stopped declining, and now is enjoying a rennassaince in downtown living. Demand for such lofts, apartments, and condos are so high - that they are all full! thousands of jobs and people have moved to downtown Buffalo in these past few years. Lots of downtown projects as well! We have certainly a great sense of pride in Buffalo!
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Old 07-31-2008, 10:54 PM
 
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Well, in 1950, the CITY population was near 600,000. Today, it has shrunk to 300,000. But the metro has doubled in size since then - 1.5million in the metro area - Erie and Niagara counties. You should pay Buffalo a visit, you don't have to move there but it is a very nice place to visit! And check out Niagara Falls too! just a 20 minute drive from Buffalo, and it's in our metro - one of the 7 wonders of the world!
I feel slow. LOL...I always knew the Falls were near the Canada/US border, but I never knew it was real close to Buffalo.
I've never visited it, but thats cool cause its very convenient. Going to buffalo, must mean visiting other good places.
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