What Makes WNY Special?

People often ask what makes WNY so special. It is not any one thing; it’s a combination of the people, lifestyle, recreational opportunities, and cultural activities

Attractions and cultural opportunities

Western New York is home to a wide range of attractions and cultural opportunities, including the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, the Buffalo Zoo, Kleinhans Music Hall (home of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra), Shea’s Performing Arts Center, the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site, and Burchfield Penney Art Center. Delaware Park, designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, is home to Shakespeare in the Park, the second largest free outdoor Shakespeare festival in the United States. As with these other destinations, Artpark, the Roycroft Campus, and the Chautauqua Institution draw people from all over Western New York and beyond.


Sports are big in Buffalo! Fans are loyal to their beloved professional teams: the Buffalo Bisons, the Buffalo Bills, the Buffalo Sabres, and the Buffalo Bandits. In addition, there are several universities with incredible sports programs, as well. How about Roller Derby? We have that, too: the Queen City Roller Girls are putting this community on the roller derby map.

Dining, Beer, and Wine

Everyone knows about wings, but Western New York is on the food map for a variety of other food, as well. How about a fish fry? Try one – and don’t miss the pizza or beef on weck. Western New York has earned its reputation for delicious food! Ted’s Hot Dogs are not to be missed. In addition, Western New York is home to people from all over the world, and the community’s ethnic cuisine is incredibly diverse.

Dining in Buffalo ranges from casual outdoor restaurants to the fine, gourmet dining. There’s truly something for everyone! If you want to sample Western New York’s culinary offerings, visit The Taste of Buffalo. This taste of the community began in 1984, and it is one of the nation’s largest food festivals.

Western New York is home to numerous breweries, many of which feature restaurants, as well. Wine lovers will be happy to know that the region boasts numerous wineries, too.

Recreational Activities

Western New York is known for brief commutes. If you don’t spend hours traveling from home to work and back again, you can put that time to good use on recreational activities. This community enjoys four seasons, and there are fun things to do all year. Biking, hiking, sailing, kayaking, rowing, skiing, skating, sledding, tobogganing, cross country skiing, and so much more. If it’s a recreational activity, you can find it – or get it going – in this active-all-year community.

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 All statistics are gathered from the Buffalo Niagara Association of REALTORS®.

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