The Perfect Location
Famous for the chicken wings (and perhaps a string of bad luck in professional sports), Buffalo is New York State’s second largest city. Buffalo has earned the nickname “The City of Good Neighbors,” and anybody who spends any time visiting our city quickly learns why. Buffalo is a uniquely friendly place that offers the close-knit feel of a small community while simultaneously providing a vast array of amenities found only in much larger cities.
Currently undergoing a renaissance of sorts, the city is experience a period of growth, re-development, and revitalization, the likes of which have not been seen in a couple generations – and it’s starting to draw attention from around the region! Buffalo is a diverse and culturally rich city, with large music, arts, and theatre scenes, beautifully laid out parks and public spaces, exciting nightlife, and a growing economy – especially in the banking, medical, and technology sectors. Nearly everywhere you look across our city you can find signs of new growth and modern conveniences mixing in with historic reminders of the past, including a legacy of some of the world’s finest architecture, like the Frank Lloyd Wright Darwin Martin House, just as one example.
While also known for our snowy winters, Western New York actually enjoys all four distinct seasons that also include warm sunny summers and temperate spring and fall. Buffalonians know how to make the best of all seasons – from ice hockey, skiing, and skating in the winter, pumpkin patches and apple picking in the fall, boating, fishing and farmer’s markets in the summer, or tour Buffalo’s neighborhoods in the spring during Buffalo’s annual Garden Walk – the largest event in America of its kind.
Lofts Buffalo, situated at the western edge of the Allentown Neighborhood, immerses residents in a rich tapestry of history and culture. Nestled in this vibrant area, the property itself has a storied past, dating back to 1829 when it was constructed. Originally, this pre-Civil War structure served as Buffalo’s first High School, known as the “Literary and Scientific Academy.” Over the years, it evolved into the city’s first hospital, founded in 1848 as the original “Sisters of Charity.” Remarkably, its frontage once extended all the way to Main St., a testament to its historical significance long before the surrounding homes were even built.
Buffalo doesn’t need an excuse to have a good time – festivals and holiday celebrations are a regular fixture year round. During the summers, there is live music daily – often for free. Enjoy regular concert series at the waterfront, the M&T Bank Plaza, the Larkin District, Canalside, Artpark – the list goes on. Buffalo boasts a large St. Patricks day parade, an annual Mardi Gras celebration, and the unique Dyngus Day celebration. At the Buffalo Lofts you’ll also have a front row seat to the Allentown Fall Festival and the Allentown Art Festival, which has been drawing tens of thousands of people since 1958.
For those wishing to soak up some culture, Buffalo offers world-class musical performance at the nearby Kleinhans Music Hall, an entire theater district within walking distance of Buffalo lofts, featuring the landmark Shea’s Buffalo, and museums including the Albright Knox, Burchfield Penney, Buffalo Museum of Science, and the Explore and More children’s museum.
The historic Allentown neighborhood is not just proud of beautifully preserved historic architecture, but offers a range of dining options, shops and boutiques, bars and music venues. There is never a dull moment and almost too many locations to name, each offering a unique vibe you’ll find only in Buffalo, catering to every taste and style – all within walking distance. Visit the Allentown Association website to learn more about some of the things on offer, or simply browse the map below to get an idea.
Also within a short walking distance is the world renowned Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, where many of our residents have ties to. Located on the campus is Buffalo General Medical Center, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, as well as a number of cutting edge medical and pharmacological research facilities. Also located just adjacent to the medical campus is the State University at Buffalo’s downtown campus, making the Buffalo Lofts a perfect residence for a student or medical professional.
For everything else – you’ll be in a perfect location to access the rest of the Western New York region. Downtown is a few minutes’ drive away, the I-290 thruway is a five minute drive, and the Peace Bridge with to access Canada only minutes away. Public bus and rail options from NFTA Metro are also a moments’ walk away. Unlike larger, more congested cities, Buffalo typically enjoys light traffic and easy to find parking. There are countless opportunities for easy day trips including the city of Toronto about an hour and a half away; the city of Rochester about an hour away, Niagara on the Lake Canada 45 minutes away, and other destinations such as the Lake Erie Beach and Chautauqua Lake to the south, Niagara Falls to the north, and the Finger Lakes Region and NY’s wine country to the west.
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