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About Buffalo

Family-Friendly Region

Our strong sense of community, easy lifestyle and affordability is why Forbes magazine ranks Buffalo one of the top 10 U.S. cities to raise a family.

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Solid Schools

Western New York is home to excellent school districts, many of which have received statewide and national recognition.

There are numerous private school options, including parochial schools.

Our city school system includes a growing number of charter schools and City Honors High School, which has repeatedly made Newsweek’s list of the top 10 U.S. high schools in the country.

Family Fun at Every Turn

In Western New York, your family can explore nature, absorb culture and have fun at every turn.

Our family-friendly destinations and attractions include:

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Our tourism bureau offers detailed, current information about area family activities.

This free magazine features a monthly calendar of events for families.