9 Ways Buffalo Quietly Became The Coolest City In The Northeast
Move over, NYC – there’s a new hip city in town! While most might know us for wings and winter weather, anyone who has experienced the 716 firsthand knows we’re good for so much more. Here are 9 ways Buffalo has quietly become one of the coolest cities in the Northeast.
1. Our public art is really taking off!
Thanks to the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo's public art is on the rise. Certain pieces of public art are even nationally known. (Looking at you, Shark Girl!)
2. We're one of the best cities in the U.S. for startups.
43North is the biggest startup competition of its kind, and it's headquartered right here in Buffalo! We're so great for startups, the 716 has even been ranked as one of the top cities in the U.S. for entrepreneurs.
3. We fully embrace coffee culture.
All that business grind requires caffeine, and we've got plenty of places to enjoy an espresso! Buffalo loves a good cup of coffee, as evidenced by the sheer number of cafes and bakeries available around the city.
4. Our restaurants are 5-star.
We're more than just wings (although we're really good at making those, too). Buffalo restaurants are top-notch, allowing us to rival some of the best food cities around!
5. Our medical campus is growing in size and in rankings.
Our hospitals are the best of the best. From cancer care to world-renowned surgical procedures for stroke patients and incredible care down to the smallest of health care needs, the Buffalo Medical Campus is expansive and impressive!
6. We have several outdoor attractions for year-round fun.
From ice biking to paddle boat tours and everything in-between, there's never a shortage of something to do in Buffalo! There are tons of festivals, concerts, sporting events, and something new and fun to do happening just about every weekend in the Queen City.
7. One phrase: #BillsMafia.
Speaking of sporting events... our fans truly make Buffalo one of the coolest cities. Buffalo sports fanatics stick by our teams something fierce - telling opponents loud and proud that our teams are always #1 in our hearts (no matter what the records show.)
8. We're really good at making old things new again.
Hotel Henry, the Curtiss Hotel, Frank Lloyd Wright's famous masterpieces... these are just a few of the landmarks that have been expertly preserved to ensure they can be enjoyed for years to come. Buffalonians are really good at restoring buildings and making them shine to their fullest potential!
9. We're cooler than ice!
Blizzard of '77, Snowvember, polar vortex, and the list goes on. We're quite literally one of the coolest cities in the Northeast. If you don't believe us, check the weather reports!
What are your favorite things about Buffalo? Share the coolest traits of the Queen City with us in the comments below!
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