Come Home to Buffalo

City Hall and Downtown Buffalo lit up at night.

Beautiful Buffalo Niagara

The Buffalo Niagara region is a major metropolitan area with a diverse blend of communities. We’re known for our welcoming nature, our spirited loyalty and our penchant for fully embracing each of our four brilliant seasons. Get past the snowy stereotype and you’ll be captivated. You might never leave.

Where Will I Live?

Diverse. Distinctive. Cost-effective. In the City of Good Neighbors—and great neighborhoods—there’s something for everyone!

Elmwood Village

Elmwood Village—just north of the new UB medical campus—offers all the perks of city life: trendy restaurants, bars and shops, plus the Albright-Knox Art Gallery and Delaware Park. Every summer, residents enjoy free live music, food trucks, outdoor fitness classes, a farmer's market and Shakespeare in the Park.

Hertel Avenue

Not far from South Campus, Hertel Avenue embodies Buffalo’s renaissance. New restaurants and housing options pop up daily. Hertel’s crown jewel is the restored single-screen North Park Theatre where you can catch a gutsy independent film, then chow down at the legendary Lloyd Taco Factory or sugar up with a cone from Churn.


Near UB’s new medical campus, Allentown—home of the Allentown Art Festival and a multitude of galleries—is the eclectic artist’s dream. This bustling neighborhood is infamous for dive bars like the Old Pink, Nietzsche’s and Gabriel’s Gate. On your way home, wave to the “bubble man,” a local celebrity on the corner of Allen and Elmwood.

West Side/Black Rock

Beat the crowds by moving to Buffalo’s next hot spot. West Side/Black Rock is an emerging multicultural center bursting with energy. Relax in unique coffee shops like Sweet_ness7 Café, indulge at international eateries like the West Side Bazaar, or plan a dinner party at historic local grocers Guercio & Sons Italian market.

South Campus.

More Places to Love Life in Buffalo

Prefer quiet and cozy? The villages of Kenmore and Williamsville feature tree-lined streets, quaint boutiques and a gourmet food scene. Seeking the “college town” vibe? University Heights surrounds UB’s South Campus, with easy access to Buffalo’s metro rail and UB via campus shuttle. Or try Amherst, home of the UB North Campus, offering several student-friendly apartment complexes.

Students move into the Ellicott Complex Residence Halls on the North Campus.

UB Campus Housing

You’re always welcome here! Benefits of campus living include close proximity to restaurants and shops, indoor/outdoor recreation areas and residential parking, plus the convenience of getting easily to and from your classes.

Please note that the content of this page is strictly informational and does not constitute a recommendation from the University at Buffalo or the College of Arts and Sciences. Individuals should use their best judgment regarding personal safety and security when choosing living accommodations.