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.
In the heart of what the American Planning Association awarded one of the Ten Great Neighborhoods in America, the Elmwood Village is the place to be.
National recognition is great, but what really makes the district work is a community commitment to high quality urban life. Strong block clubs and revitalization organizations welcome newcomers and work together to ensure that the district thrives.
With hundreds of shops and restaurants, museums & galleries, outdoor concerts & festivals, a Farmers Market, and vital neighborhoods with Victorian charm, this is the most vibrant neighborhood in Western New York.
The building is also a stone’s throw from downtown and convenient to the northern suburbs. There is something here for everybody: singles, couples, seniors, or children. In short, no matter what your age or background, this is a place where those who love city living will feel completely at home.
We’ve got two locations in the re-emerging West Side of Buffalo, on Connecticut Street and at Grant & Lafayette. Both are in the heart of their diverse neighborhoods.
Connecticut Street is adjacent to Buffalo’s popular Allentown district, there are many things to see and do, all within walking distance. Landmarks include Symphony Circle, Kleinhans Music Hall, the campus of D’Youville College, The Connecticut Street Armory, Karpeles Manuscript Museum, and Grover Cleveland High School.
To the north, the Upper West Side enclave centered at Grant Street and Lafayette Avenue is fast becoming one of the most exciting neighborhoods in Buffalo. Only a few blocks west of the thriving Elmwood Village, it is drawing on a diverse population driven by the area’s tradition as a landing spot for new immigrants, groups from Africa, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Asia complement existing Italian, German, Puerto Rican, and Irish communities to provide extraordinary cultural and ethnic richness.
Nowhere else in Buffalo will you find the same mix of traditional and ethnic-based shops, restaurants and services. Within walking distance are long-standing and new retail establishments providing life’s necessities and then some. The commercial district is expanding rapidly and includes an iconic coffee shop, popular fresh fruit and vegetable vendors, a juicery, middle eastern specialties, clothing and jewelry shops, hardware and flooring dealers, gallery spaces, restaurants, and much more. In short, this is a place where those who love city living old world shops will feel at home.
But what really makes the district work is a community commitment to high quality urban life. Strong block clubs and revitalization organizations welcome newcomers and work together to ensure that the district reflects our core values of safety, opportunity, and diversity.
Traditionally Irish-American, the neighborhood retains its hardworking Celtic flavor in area restaurants, churches, corner taverns, and social clubs.
Cazenovia Creek, a tributary of the Buffalo River, winds through the neighborhood and the beautifully landscaped Cazenovia Park, part of the renowned Buffalo Olmsted Park system. Businesses are primarily restaurants, with an abundance of traditional bars, taverns, and pizza parlors. Mercy Hospital and Trocaire College are important commercial and community centers.
The Lofts @Abbott are located across from Mercy Hospital on Abbott Road, one of the neighborhood’s main commercial streets. In the vicinity are restaurants, shopping, civic institutions, the newly built Solar City and technology park along the Buffalo River.