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Buffalo Is Not A Secret: It’s Now One of the Best Underrated Cities in the U.S.

buffalo waterfront canalside
Photo courtesy of the Buffalo Waterfront

“Western New York is one of our favorite weekend getaways and not just because of Niagara Falls.”

We are loving the love for Buffalo these days. We’ve been topping lists and making moves here, and everyone else seems to be picking up on this. From our food and its wide range of options, to our amazing art scene, to our community of great local businesses, to our scenic architectural feats, the culture of Buffalo is exceptionally rich and diverse. These days it seems Buffalo’s secret is out. But we really can’t complain because the recognition is awesome.  As far as non-major cities go (we still have our eyes on the prize for that one), Buffalo has been ranked among the 9 best underrated cities across the U.S. by AFAR Magazine.


Buffalo Riverworks
Photo courtesy of Buffalo Riverworks

Our acclaim begins with our waterfront project which has redefined downtown. Canalside, Silo City, and Riverworks are among the top spots mentioned. Beyond the new projects is the rich history of Buffalo, including its architecture. The most acclaimed spots including the Richard Olmstead Complex now Hotel Henry and the classic Frank Lloyd Wright Darwin Martin complex. The Burchfield Penney and Albright Knox acclaim us with art history and education, not to mention our ever-expanding local art scene. Also name-dropped was the Colored Musicians Club for a spot to hit for your evening on the town. The Colored Musicians Club is a prized part of Black History in WNY and speaks volumes of our musical and artistic culture. It’s definitely a great way to spend your night.


Last but not least on the list…our food!  Our chicken wings are basically a national treasure at this point (in our opinion anyway), but what we love most about this part is that they gave mention to our local restaurants of all types and cultures. Mentioned was the the Burmese food at Lin Restaurant, the fresh baked bread of  Five Points Bakery & Toast Cafe, and the menu selections at Las Puertas. Shoutout to our entire food scene because it truly has the most to offer.

It’s times like these we are proud of our city, Buffalo on the up.

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Author: NoraH

Nora studies Marketing and Fashion Business at Canisius College and FIT. She's into local art and murals and loves to explore and try new things! Nora was a Step Out Buffalo summer intern.

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