Pros and Cons of living in Buffalo, NY

Pros and Cons of living in Buffalo, NY

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buffalobill

Buffalo, NY

#1 Jan 3, 2013
I relocated to Buffalo and have been here a while. Here's my opinion as an outsider looking in who is now an insider looking in:

Pros: low cost of living, good architecture, variety of cultures, good parks system, good food choices

Cons (strap in): aside from the weather and the Bills (13 seasons with no playoff appearances), the people here are NOT FRIENDLY as they claim to be. What they are is neighborly (in most cases) and charitable (big star for that). It's more of a "see you around" mentality, and definitely not accepting of people who are either not from here or not supportive of here. There is a lot wrong with Buffalo, and it seems that the locals either don't realize it, refuse to recognize it, or have just given up (all thre are bad choices). There is a mentality of defensiveness, not openness. I have been many places where people have been open, accepting, and interested in others not from the local area. Buffalo is very different - it is the only place of the many I've been that has people shut down on you when you tell them you're not from here (they assume you're going to make fun of them), don't like it here (if they ask), or if you don't like their sports teams (I reply, "Would you stop rooting for the Bills or Sabres if you moved to another city?" The answer is always "No," yet they expect you to change allegiances???).

Although there are many cultures here, they are still very ethnically segregated and prefer it that way. I find little acceptance for diversity. There is also a lot of "all talk, no action" that permeates the city, from the politics to the company cultures, to the people who make token gestures (a rally or march) with no real effects. Overall, it's very BLAH here, and weird, yet people just accept it and worse, delude themselves into thinking it's OK or good. It's not good, it sucks, and people here need to wake up. Thats' why students come here and leave after their college, why the best and brightest have left. If you don't know any better, you think this is good (abused child syndrome), but if you've seen better and know better, it's obviously not a good situation here - made worse by those who are Buffalo-centric and delude themselves into believing it's just wonderful. I just walk away from these people and feel sorry for them.

Like many other places, Buffalo is probably not as bad as people think, but it is not good, either. The weather, economy, politics, sports teams are well below average. If you don't have to be here then don't be. If you want to go to a place where mediocrity is the new wonderful, then stay here and become mediocritized. It might be OK for a while, but long term, uh-uh.

Since: Mar 08

Buffalo, NY

#2 Jan 3, 2013
So what will you do to change it?
Paul Dyster

United States

#3 Jan 3, 2013
So where's this utopia you left before gracing buffalo with your presence ??? I really would like to read up on your lost paradise in which you compare buffalo and it's people to ???
Lifeeeeee Coachhhhhhhhhhh

Chesapeake, VA

#4 Jan 3, 2013
buffalobill wrote:
I relocated to Buffalo and have been here a while. Here's my opinion as an outsider looking in who is now an insider looking in:
Pros: low cost of living, good architecture, variety of cultures, good parks system, good food choices
Cons (strap in): aside from the weather and the Bills (13 seasons with no playoff appearances), the people here are NOT FRIENDLY as they claim to be. What they are is neighborly (in most cases) and charitable (big star for that). It's more of a "see you around" mentality, and definitely not accepting of people who are either not from here or not supportive of here. There is a lot wrong with Buffalo, and it seems that the locals either don't realize it, refuse to recognize it, or have just given up (all thre are bad choices). There is a mentality of defensiveness, not openness. I have been many places where people have been open, accepting, and interested in others not from the local area. Buffalo is very different - it is the only place of the many I've been that has people shut down on you when you tell them you're not from here (they assume you're going to make fun of them), don't like it here (if they ask), or if you don't like their sports teams (I reply, "Would you stop rooting for the Bills or Sabres if you moved to another city?" The answer is always "No," yet they expect you to change allegiances???).
Although there are many cultures here, they are still very ethnically segregated and prefer it that way. I find little acceptance for diversity. There is also a lot of "all talk, no action" that permeates the city, from the politics to the company cultures, to the people who make token gestures (a rally or march) with no real effects. Overall, it's very BLAH here, and weird, yet people just accept it and worse, delude themselves into thinking it's OK or good. It's not good, it sucks, and people here need to wake up. Thats' why students come here and leave after their college, why the best and brightest have left. If you don't know any better, you think this is good (abused child syndrome), but if you've seen better and know better, it's obviously not a good situation here - made worse by those who are Buffalo-centric and delude themselves into believing it's just wonderful. I just walk away from these people and feel sorry for them.
Like many other places, Buffalo is probably not as bad as people think, but it is not good, either. The weather, economy, politics, sports teams are well below average. If you don't have to be here then don't be. If you want to go to a place where mediocrity is the new wonderful, then stay here and become mediocritized. It might be OK for a while, but long term, uh-uh.
Sounds like you have not been able to get laid since you moved here

Try a prostitute
TONI

Niagara Falls, NY

#5 Jan 3, 2013
Lifeeeeee Coachhhhhhhhhhh wrote:
<quoted text>
Sounds like you have not been able to get laid since you moved here
Try a prostitute
You don't know him (her) you can't judge him.(her)
Carbuncle Clown finder

North Tonawanda, NY

#6 Jan 3, 2013
TONI wrote:
<quoted text>You don't know him (her) you can't judge him.(her)
MYOB, CHUMP-a-GUMP.

Have you tended to your bumpy face?
Lifeeeeee Coachhhhhhhhhhh

Chesapeake, VA

#7 Jan 3, 2013
TONI wrote:
<quoted text>You don't know him (her) you can't judge him.(her)
Gump, are you starting to "get it"?

Even with your stroke, you are smarter than tbird
Buck Rohde

Buffalo, NY

#8 Jan 3, 2013
buffalobill wrote:
I relocated to Buffalo and have been here a while. Here's my opinion as an outsider looking in who is now an insider looking in:
Pros: low cost of living, good architecture, variety of cultures, good parks system, good food choices
Cons (strap in): aside from the weather and the Bills (13 seasons with no playoff appearances), the people here are NOT FRIENDLY as they claim to be. What they are is neighborly (in most cases) and charitable (big star for that). It's more of a "see you around" mentality, and definitely not accepting of people who are either not from here or not supportive of here. There is a lot wrong with Buffalo, and it seems that the locals either don't realize it, refuse to recognize it, or have just given up (all thre are bad choices). There is a mentality of defensiveness, not openness. I have been many places where people have been open, accepting, and interested in others not from the local area. Buffalo is very different - it is the only place of the many I've been that has people shut down on you when you tell them you're not from here (they assume you're going to make fun of them), don't like it here (if they ask), or if you don't like their sports teams (I reply, "Would you stop rooting for the Bills or Sabres if you moved to another city?" The answer is always "No," yet they expect you to change allegiances???).
Although there are many cultures here, they are still very ethnically segregated and prefer it that way. I find little acceptance for diversity. There is also a lot of "all talk, no action" that permeates the city, from the politics to the company cultures, to the people who make token gestures (a rally or march) with no real effects. Overall, it's very BLAH here, and weird, yet people just accept it and worse, delude themselves into thinking it's OK or good. It's not good, it sucks, and people here need to wake up. Thats' why students come here and leave after their college, why the best and brightest have left. If you don't know any better, you think this is good (abused child syndrome), but if you've seen better and know better, it's obviously not a good situation here - made worse by those who are Buffalo-centric and delude themselves into believing it's just wonderful. I just walk away from these people and feel sorry for them.
Like many other places, Buffalo is probably not as bad as people think, but it is not good, either. The weather, economy, politics, sports teams are well below average. If you don't have to be here then don't be. If you want to go to a place where mediocrity is the new wonderful, then stay here and become mediocritized. It might be OK for a while, but long term, uh-uh.
Maybe you should move to a hip, tight city like Detroit.
New Citizen

Riverdale, GA

#9 Feb 8, 2015
Why Buffalo so behind and why Toronto so Forward ? Toronto compares with NYC and Buffalo compares to a "Buffalo Wing." why ?
tardo

Buffalo, NY

#10 Feb 8, 2015
New Citizen wrote:
Why Buffalo so behind and why Toronto so Forward ? Toronto compares with NYC and Buffalo compares to a "Buffalo Wing." why ?
Now try it in English?
MAYORDYSASTER

Niagara Falls, NY

#11 Feb 8, 2015
Paul Dyster wrote:
So where's this utopia you left before gracing buffalo with your presence ??? I really would like to read up on your lost paradise in which you compare buffalo and it's people to ???
Most anyplace would be better than NIAGARA FALLS NY where the mayor spends money by the millions on white elephants & expect the ta payers to feed it

Is it stupidity born or practice?

And you want a third term ??

HA HA HA HA JEEZ
Lew Commisaur

Baltimore, MD

#12 Feb 8, 2015
Another bad thing about Niagra Falls is this hideously disfigured old carbuncled coot who ealks the streets of The Love Canal with a flock of vultures hovering overhead anticipsting his next step will be his lasy
MAYORDYSASTER

Niagara Falls, NY

#13 Feb 9, 2015
Lew Commisaur wrote:
Another bad thing about Niagra Falls is this hideously disfigured old carbuncled coot who ealks the streets of The Love Canal with a flock of vultures hovering overhead anticipsting his next step will be his lasy
HAHA HA boy are you ever confused
I own a ways away from the old canal that you & most everybody else think its still very toxic

Have you seen or heard of people that live there getting sick anymore?

It's most likely safer than the 51 foot singlewide you live in or anyplace in buffalo
I am older than you & ill bet I live longer than you do by the years we live in
I don't drink potato juice & very little beer & that is only when I cut grass & sweat
Not like a fat ass that I know & stink enough that he contaminates the air for miles

BTW he claims to be able to carry a gun in all 50 states & the capitol building

YEAH we know all about it , you seem to have more CA CA de toro than my bulls in Arkansas do.
Buck Rohde

Buffalo, NY

#14 Feb 9, 2015
New Citizen wrote:
Why Buffalo so behind and why Toronto so Forward ? Toronto compares with NYC and Buffalo compares to a "Buffalo Wing." why ?
Toronto and NYC , ROTFLMFAO !!!!!! I really like the cost of living in those yuppy, goof places.
$2500 a month rent in some dump.
Off Duty

Buffalo, NY

#15 Feb 9, 2015
buffalobill wrote:
I relocated to Buffalo and have been here a while. Here's my opinion as an outsider looking in who is now an insider looking in:
Pros: low cost of living, good architecture, variety of cultures, good parks system, good food choices
Cons (strap in): aside from the weather and the Bills (13 seasons with no playoff appearances), the people here are NOT FRIENDLY as they claim to be. What they are is neighborly (in most cases) and charitable (big star for that). It's more of a "see you around" mentality, and definitely not accepting of people who are either not from here or not supportive of here. There is a lot wrong with Buffalo, and it seems that the locals either don't realize it, refuse to recognize it, or have just given up (all thre are bad choices). There is a mentality of defensiveness, not openness. I have been many places where people have been open, accepting, and interested in others not from the local area. Buffalo is very different - it is the only place of the many I've been that has people shut down on you when you tell them you're not from here (they assume you're going to make fun of them), don't like it here (if they ask), or if you don't like their sports teams (I reply, "Would you stop rooting for the Bills or Sabres if you moved to another city?" The answer is always "No," yet they expect you to change allegiances???).
Although there are many cultures here, they are still very ethnically segregated and prefer it that way. I find little acceptance for diversity. There is also a lot of "all talk, no action" that permeates the city, from the politics to the company cultures, to the people who make token gestures (a rally or march) with no real effects. Overall, it's very BLAH here, and weird, yet people just accept it and worse, delude themselves into thinking it's OK or good. It's not good, it sucks, and people here need to wake up. Thats' why students come here and leave after their college, why the best and brightest have left. If you don't know any better, you think this is good (abused child syndrome), but if you've seen better and know better, it's obviously not a good situation here - made worse by those who are Buffalo-centric and delude themselves into believing it's just wonderful. I just walk away from these people and feel sorry for them.
Like many other places, Buffalo is probably not as bad as people think, but it is not good, either. The weather, economy, politics, sports teams are well below average. If you don't have to be here then don't be. If you want to go to a place where mediocrity is the new wonderful, then stay here and become mediocritized. It might be OK for a while, but long term, uh-uh.
Why would you ever post a thoughtful post like your in THIS cesspool, populated by morally bankrupt cowards and cretins? Couldn't you find a better forum than this dump?:)
Buck Rohde

Buffalo, NY

#16 Feb 9, 2015
Buck Rohde wrote:
<quoted text>
Toronto and NYC , ROTFLMFAO !!!!!! I really like the cost of living in those yuppy, goof places.
$2500 a month rent in some dump.
I guess one of the cons to living in Buffalo is that some days you're gonna be downwind of my filthy stench, if you catch my drift.
Loretta Swit

Buffalo, NY

#17 Feb 9, 2015
Buck Rohde wrote:
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I guess one of the cons to living in Buffalo is that some days you're gonna be downwind of my filthy stench, if you catch my drift.
Hey there Buckeroo, what's up with you? Do you have a hashtag like that Polish fellow, Chet has, that I can take a few sniffs of ?
Buck Rohde

Buffalo, NY

#18 Feb 9, 2015
Loretta Swit wrote:
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Hey there Buckeroo, what's up with you? Do you have a hashtag like that Polish fellow, Chet has, that I can take a few sniffs of ?
Loretta,

I had my hashtags removed a few years ago, but you are welcome to polish and smell my liebnagel.
less meth

Clearlake, CA

#19 Feb 11, 2015
Lifeeeeee Coachhhhhhhhhhh wrote:
<quoted text>
Sounds like you have not been able to get laid since you moved here
Try a prostitute
Good idea..its da only ting black males do...pimps
Jodi

Avondale Estates, GA

#20 Feb 25, 2016
Lifeeeeee Coachhhhhhhhhhh wrote:
<quoted text>
Sounds like you have not been able to get laid since you moved here
Try a prostitute
The responses here just confirm what The original blogger says about the unfriendly people who are in denial and care nothing to fix the image. They have nothing better to compare it to because they are stuck in Buffalo.

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