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Average Rent in Buffalo, NY

Avg. RentAnnual Change
Buffalo Studio - $985+3%
Buffalo 1 Bed - $1,3670%
Buffalo 2 Beds - $1,675+4%
Last updated 6/21/2024

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Local Reviews

I love the people in my neighborhood they are so nice and professional. Everyone keeps their lawns clean and kept. We have a corner store very close and have a college that is very close. We have a coffee shop around the corner which is in walking distance.

its not uniqie its just like any other neighborhood. my facorite local business is the ymca. i like going to the ymca

Commuting is easy as well as things are very near you do not need to have a car to live in my cpmmunity

I don't really go out much. I don't know of much to do in my neighborhood especially now with it being winter.

Taking a walk by the water. Going to nearby stores. Taking the kids to the playground and watching them play

My neighborhood has many nice people with friendly dogs. We are close to grocery stores, the Thruway and the airport.

Demographics

Education

High School

44%

Associate's

30%

Bachelor's

16%

Master's

8%

Doctorate

1%

Family Size

2 people

42%

3 people

25%

4 people

19%

5 people

8%

6+ people

7%

Household Income

0-50k

61%

50-100k

25%

100-150k

9%

150-200k

3%

200k+

3%

Age

0-10

13%

10-20

13%

20-45

38%

45-65

23%

65+

12%

Affordability

Percentage: 4/54/5

Renters gave this area a 4 out of 5 for affordability

Last updated 6/21/2024

*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

Rent Trends

Average rent in Buffalo, NY

In Buffalo, NY, as of 2024, the average rent for apartments ranges from $985 to $1,675. Specifically, the average rent for a studio apartment in Buffalo, NY is $985. For those seeking a 1-bedroom apartments, the average rent is $1,367. And for a 2-bedroom apartment, renters can expect to pay an average of $1,675.

Annual Rent Change Over the Past 12 Months

Studio

+3%

Changed from $956 to $985
1 Bed

0%

Changed from $1,367 to $1,367
2 Beds

+4%

Changed from $1,611 to $1,675
Last updated 6/21/2024

Rent Ranges

Apartment PricesProportion
0%
14%
43%
21%
21%

Compare Other Cities

CityStudio Avg RentAnnual Change
Cheektowaga$2,370--
Amherst$2,177-2%
Orchard Park$1,395--
Getzville$1,150+1%
Depew$925+11%
Hamburg$7620%
Dunkirk$6200%
Williamsville$25-89%
City1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
Williamsville$1,858+25%
Depew$1,650+5%
Getzville$1,5990%
East Amherst$1,5590%
Tonawanda$1,489-7%
Amherst$1,488--
Lancaster$1,464-6%
Grand Island$1,450+12%
Cheektowaga$1,382-4%
Orchard Park$1,272+6%
Hamburg$1,095+13%
Fredonia$1,0900%
West Seneca$1,050+10%
Lockport$950+12%
Lewiston$905+20%
Niagara Falls$837+1%
Albion$700-7%
Dunkirk$6800%
North Tonawanda$650--
City2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Williamsville$2,505+14%
Grand Island$2,050+11%
Tonawanda$1,923+7%
Getzville$1,899+3%
Amherst$1,700-8%
East Amherst$1,696-7%
Lancaster$1,600-8%
Fredonia$1,600-3%
Depew$1,525+9%
Orchard Park$1,342+6%
West Seneca$1,340+14%
Hamburg$1,310+9%
East Aurora$1,280+16%
Lewiston$1,142+17%
Kenmore$1,100--
Niagara Falls$1,100+11%
Cheektowaga$1,065-11%
North Tonawanda$950--
Lockport$950+9%
Albion$894+43%
Dunkirk$7850%

Compare Neighborhoods

Riverside Park

$700

1 Bed Avg. Rent

Lower West Side

$900

1 Bed Avg. Rent

West Village

$900

1 Bed Avg. Rent

What are the most affordable neighborhoods in Buffalo, NY?

For renters in Buffalo seeking more affordable options, the neighborhoods to watch are Riverside Park, Lower West Side, and West Village, where average rents for 1-bedroom apartments stand at $700, $900, and $900 respectively. Additional areas offering value are North Buffalo and Parkside, where the rents are $925 and $925, a favorable comparison to Buffalo's overall 1-bedroom average of $1,367.

What are the most expensive neighborhoods in Buffalo, NY?

In Buffalo, the neighborhoods commanding the highest rents are Downtown, Government Sector, and Grant Ferry. A 1-bedroom apartment in Downtown averages at $1,980, in Government Sector it averages $1,980, and in Grant Ferry, the average is $1,931. For additional high-end living options, Linwood Historic District offers 1-bedroom apartments at $1,850, and Ellicott at $1,797. These rates compare to the overall average rent of $1,367 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Buffalo, highlighting the premium nature of these specific neighborhoods.

What are the most popular neighborhoods in Buffalo, NY?

In Buffalo, the most sought-after neighborhoods for renters include North East Buffalo, Leroy, and North Buffalo. In North East Buffalo, the average rent for a 1-bedroom apartment is $1,285. Leroy sees average rents of $1,285 for a 1-bedroom unit. North Buffalo offers similar appeal with 1-bedroom apartments averaging $925. For those seeking other popular areas, East Delevan presents 1-bedroom apartments at $975, and Schiller Park at $975. These prices are set against the backdrop of the city-wide average of $1,367 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Buffalo, underscoring the popularity of these particular neighborhoods.

NeighborhoodStudio Avg RentAnnual Change
Downtown$1,286--
Government Sector$1,286--
Allentown$1,250+4%
West Side$1,065--
Front Park$1,065--
Elmwood$950+36%
Albright$950--
Lower West Side$800--
West Village$800--
Bryant$772+10%
Neighborhood1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
Downtown$1,980--
Government Sector$1,980--
Grant Ferry$1,931+17%
Linwood Historic District$1,850--
Ellicott$1,797+6%
South Ellicott$1,797+6%
Perry$1,797+6%
Allentown$1,550-4%
West Side$1,523+5%
Forest$1,523+7%
Front Park$1,320+20%
North East Buffalo$1,285+8%
Leroy$1,285+8%
Bryant$1,200-37%
Elmwood$1,195-26%
Masten$1,149--
Masten Park$1,149--
South Buffalo$1,100--
Seneca$1,100--
Cazenovia Park$1,100--
Albright$1,000-52%
Prospect Porter$975--
East Delevan$975--
Schiller Park$975--
North Buffalo$925-33%
Parkside$925--
Park Meadow$925--
Lower West Side$900-38%
West Village$900--
Riverside Park$700--
Neighborhood2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Allentown$2,695+23%
Linwood Historic District$2,345-1%
Perry$2,345+15%
Grant Ferry$2,340-4%
Lower West Side$2,145+19%
West Side$2,021+6%
Forest$1,995+5%
Ellicott$1,900-7%
South Ellicott$1,900-7%
Leroy$1,787+4%
North Buffalo$1,700--
Parkside$1,700--
Park Meadow$1,700--
Prospect Porter$1,600--
Elmwood$1,550-30%
Bryant$1,550-35%
North East Buffalo$1,325-21%
University Heights$1,3250%
West Village$1,300--
Masten Park$1,299-32%
Front Park$1,295+33%
Masten$1,200+14%
Fruit Belt$1,200--
East Buffalo$1,200--
East Delevan$1,200--
Lovejoy$1,200--
Schiller Park$1,200--
Albright$1,195+2%
South Buffalo$1,100+16%
Broadway - Fillmore$1,000--
Riverside Park$975--
Kensington$900-14%
South Park$900--
LaSalle$900--

Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

31%

15-30 Mins

47%

30-40 Mins

12%

40-60 Mins

5%

60+ Mins

4%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 7070

Walk Score®

Walkable

No

Say 40 of 66 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 58 of 66 renters

Percentage: 6868

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 40 of 66 renters

Percentage: 5656

Transit Score®

They Are Located Near Public Transportation

Yes

Say 39 of 66 renters

Need A Car

No

Say 44 of 66 renters

Area Amenities

Top Score

Grocery Stores

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

There are some super markets around here.

  1. A high number of grocery stores per resident
  2. Significantly more grocery stores than average
  3. 29% more grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

4/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Buffalo's retail scene is in the bag.

  1. Few shops per resident
  2. Significantly more shops than average
  3. 31% fewer shops than areas of a similar size

Restaurants

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Rest assured, you won't go hungry around here.

  1. Few restaurants per resident
  2. Significantly more restaurants than average
  3. A standard number of restaurants compared to areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Bumper sticker city. This place is good for filling up.

  1. Few gas stations per resident
  2. Significantly more gas stations than average
  3. 22% fewer gas stations than areas of a similar size

Coffee

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not too cold, not too hot. An average town for coffee.

  1. Few coffee shops per resident
  2. Significantly more coffee shops than average
  3. 33% fewer coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Nightlife is on the rocks in Buffalo.

  1. A high number of bars and clubs per resident
  2. Significantly more bars and clubs than average
  3. 7% more bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Parks

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

There's fresh air to be had here.

  1. A high number of parks per resident
  2. Significantly more parks than average
  3. A standard number of parks compared to areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Cardio is hale and hardy in Buffalo.

  1. Few gyms per resident
  2. Significantly more gyms than average
  3. 6% fewer gyms than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Who's an ok boy? Buffalo doesn't deserve many treats.

  1. Few pet facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more pet facilities than average
  3. 11% fewer pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

It's just about fine for fine art. An average score.

  1. Few fine art centers per resident
  2. Significantly more fine art centers than average
  3. 11% fewer fine art centers than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Healthcare in Buffalo doesn't tip the scales.

  1. Few medical facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more medical facilities than average
  3. 23% fewer medical facilities than areas of a similar size

Area Features

Area Has Litter

No

Say 57 of 66 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 55 of 66 renters

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 54 of 66 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 49 of 66 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 46 of 66 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 43 of 66 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 42 of 66 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 42 of 66 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 40 of 66 renters

Tree Lined Streets

Yes

Say 40 of 66 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

Yes

Say 39 of 66 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 35 of 66 renters

Nearby Parks

Yes

Say 34 of 66 renters

Maintained Yards

Yes

Say 33 of 66 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

Yes

Say 34 of 66 renters

Well Lit

No

Say 36 of 66 renters

Near Highways

No

Say 42 of 66 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 48 of 66 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 56 of 66 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 58 of 66 renters

Schools

Percentage: 3/53/5

School Score

How satisfied do renters feel with the schools in this area.

Top Schools in Buffalo

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About

Buffalo, NY

Overview of Buffalo

The city of Buffalo is located in Western New York, just a short drive from the Canadian border. The Greater Buffalo area, which encompasses the city along with the rest of Erie County, received a lifetime All America City and Community designation in 1996. Those in the market for Buffalo apartments for rent may be attracted to the city for its commercial and educational opportunities, cultural attractions and low cost of living.

Living in Buffalo, NY

Buffalo is strategically positioned at the western end of the 364-mile Erie Canal, which connected the eastern seaboard and the Old Northwest, flowing from Albany to Buffalo's Lake Erie. Today, tourists are able to cruise down 15 miles of the canal that was responsible for much of the city's growth in the 19th century.

There is far more to Buffalo's history than just the canal. For instance, the city was also one of the last stops on the Underground Railroad that allowed slaves to escape to the free states and Canada in the 1800s, and Theodore Roosevelt's presidential inauguration was held here.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Buffalo is home to more than 261,000 people and encompassed 40.38 square miles in 2010.

Buffalo Work and Study

The Buffalo Public Schools district is comprised of 45 elementary schools, 11 high schools and two adult education centers. There is a number of further education institutions in the area, including Buffalo State College ("Buff State" to the locals), Canisius College, Erie Community College, Niagara University and the State University of New York at Buffalo. SUNY Buffalo is the largest and most comprehensive of the 64 campuses that make up the SUNY network. It was attended by 28,860 undergraduate and graduate students in fall 2011 and offers a full spectrum of programs that range from dental medicine and pharmaceutical sciences to architecture and law.

Buffalo's multifaceted economy provides employment opportunities in a variety of sectors. The largest employers in Western New York include Kaleida Health and Catholic Health System, supermarket retailers Wegmans Foods Markets and Tops Markets, the Seneca Gaming Corporation (which runs the Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino) and the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo.

Rentals in Buffalo, NY and Cost of Living

According to City-Data.com's March 2012 cost of living index, the cost of living in Buffalo is 102.2 - near the national average of 100. The median gross rent of apartments in Buffalo is $656, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Buffalo Attractions and Special Events

The Niagara Falls State Park is arguably the biggest attraction in the Buffalo area, drawing millions of visitors each year. Both out-of-towners and locals are enchanted by the Cave of the Winds tour, Maid of the Mist® boat rides to the base of the falls, Niagara Gorge Discovery Center and more. The Peace Bridge that links the United States and Canada is just a short walk from the falls on both the Canadian and American sides of the Niagara River.

There are numerous opportunities to experience arts and culture in Buffalo. The Albright-Knox Art Gallery and Burchfield Penney Art Center are located across the street from each other. The former showcases iconic works by world-renowned artists, while the latter features creations by artists in the region, including watercolorist Charles E. Burchfield.

Sports fans in the Buffalo area can choose between taking in a Bills football game at Ralph Wilson Stadium, a Sabres hockey game at the First Niagara Center or a Bisons baseball game at Coca-Cola Field.

Event- and festival-goers have no shortage of options in this city. The Taste of Buffalo food festival, held in July, is the largest of its kind in the country, while the local Polish community's Dyngus Day celebration has garnered national acclaim. During the summer, residents can enjoy free concerts every Thursday at the Harbor, Gospelfest and the Music is Art Festival.

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