Spotlight: South Buffalo
South Buffalo might just be the best place for first-time home buyers in all of Western New York (yep, I said it). Here's why:
- It's absolutely affordable. Single family homes on the market in the 14220 zip code are currently an average of around $135,000 - and the city's taxes are way lower than comparably priced suburbs.
- The houses are in good shape. Other Buffalo neighborhoods are chock full of fixer-uppers. But South Buffalo has been a stable neighborhood of homeowners, and the condition of the houses reflect that.
- It's convenient. It's about a ten minute drive to Downtown Buffalo, a hop, skip, and a jump to the 190, and an easy bike ride to the fun happening in Larkinville.
- It's livable. You don't need to leave the neighborhood to enjoy a beautiful Olmsted Park and an up and coming business district full of restaurants, shops, and other businesses.
Here are some things to do and see in South Buffalo.
Nine-Eleven Tavern - Many folks swear by this place as the best spot for wings in Buffalo.
Ko-Ed Candies - Authentic sponge candy and other confectionary delights!
The Blackthorn Restaurant and Pub - As seen on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives!
Doc Sullivan's - As recently reviewed by Michael Stern (5-stars of course). A great spot for drinks and bar food.
Dog Ears Café and Bookstore - Just the best little independent bookstore. And they've got good food and coffee too.
Shea's Seneca - This isn't ready for the public yet, but I just had to include it! This is going to be an incredible event space and apartment complex, right on Seneca Street.