Traditionally an Italian American and Jewish community, Hertel Avenue is the commercial hub of North Buffalo. The street is lined with shops, restaurants, civic institutions and Buffalo’s most noted movie theater for independent films, the North Park Theatre.
In the North Park section of North Buffalo, there are many affluent homes and architectural properties, while the southern section is mostly populated by a very stable middle class in a traditional neighborhood setting. Once a year, sections of Hertel Avenue are closed for traffic for the popular Italian Festival.
The Lofts @1685 are within walking distance of the University of Buffalo South Campus, the subway station and Main Street. The popular Lexington Food Coop is being built across the street with many other shopping and entertainment options nearby.