With a low cost of living, your money goes farther! Affordable housing makes Niagara County a draw for young people looking for a high quality of life. The proportion of millennials in Buffalo-Niagara and their growth as a segment is one of the highest in the United States!

You would need to earn $146,950 annually in New York City to have the same standard of living as you would earning $60,000 annually in the Buffalo Niagara Region! (Council for Community and Economic Research; Cost of living Index).

Education is a priority in the region with several high schools ranked among the best in the U.S. Higher education is strong as well, with more than a dozen public and private colleges and universities offering more than 400 degree programs. The State University of New York (SUNY) is the largest comprehensive university system in the US, consisting of 64 institutions, with over 460,000 students!

Buffalo-Niagara has a host of cultural attractions! From museums hosting artworks by Pablo Picasso, Vincent van Gogh, Claude Monet and others, to Broadway productions, to historic sites such as Fort Niagara built in 1678.  The region has something for everyone!

Local wineries are award-winning, and can be sampled along the Niagara Wine Trail. Concerts, zoos, and aquariums are popular and affordable – many concerts are even free! The Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino, Fashion Outlets, and the many festivals such as the Lewiston Jazz Festival, Niagara County Peach Festival, Niagara Wine & Culinary Festival, and Lockport Outdoor Arts & Crafts Festival provide for fun, relaxing ways to spend your time!

Outdoor experiences are plenty, with many parks, fishing areas, campgrounds, and Niagara Falls itself, a natural wonder of the world! There is a lot to choose from.

Indoor and outdoor sports are popular, as well. Hockey, football, baseball, soccer, and lacrosse are all represented in Buffalo-Niagara. The region is also home to a number of golf courses and ski resorts, as well as hundreds of miles of dedicated snowmobile trails!

“4th safest city from natural disasters.”

           - Trulia

Most affordable major U.S. housing market.

          - National Association of Home Builders

“You will be surprised by this place. I guarantee it. It’s affordable and lively. There’s just a ton of stuff to do. The quality of life is great.”

          - Alan Olivero, President, Matrix Imaging Solutions