Buffalo New Homes Directory
The Buffalo New Homes Directory is designed to be the most simple, easy to use real estate resource on the web, for finding new homes in Buffalo for sale, new home builders, and new home communities in Buffalo, New York. You may search for new homes and new condos in Buffalo by Price, Location, Builders, and by Master Planned Communities.
Buffalo is an American city in western New York. With a population of approximately 280,000 as of 2005 , it is the state's second-largest city, after New York City, and is the county seat of Erie County. The Buffalo-Niagara metropolitan area has a population of 1.1 million. Despite its cold, industrial image, Buffalo is home to a diverse population and thriving arts, cultural, and nightlife scenes.
Buffalo lies on the Niagara River, which connects Lake Erie and Lake Ontario. European-Americans first settled there in the late-18th century. Growth was slow until the city became the western terminus of the Erie Canal some 40 years later. By the turn of the next century, Buffalo was one of the country's leading cities, and by far its largest inland port. The huge grain elevators and industrial plants that the canal spawned began to disappear in the mid-20th century as the Saint Lawrence Seaway enabled water traffic to bypass the city.
Distancing itself from its industrial past, Buffalo is redefining itself as a cultural, educational, and medical center. The city was named by Reader's Digest as the third cleanest city in America in 2005. In 2001 USA Today named Buffalo the winner of its "City with a Heart" contest, proclaiming it the nation's "friendliest city." Also in 1996 & 2002 Buffalo won the All-America City Award.