Living and Working in Buffalo, New York

A city primed for the future.

Today, thanks to increased private and public investment over the past decade, Buffalo is experiencing an economic and cultural renaissance. Campus Labs is proud to be among the many businesses contributing to the renewal, which focuses on technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship. And despite the harsh winters, Buffalo has established itself as a welcoming destination – a beautiful, affordable metropolis where people can live, work, and play during all four seasons.

Get to know Buffalo.

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Next Things Now: Innovation & Entrepreneurship in Buffalo

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Are You Right for Buffalo?

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Buffalo: America’s Best Designed City

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Here are just some of the benefits of living and working in the City of Good Neighbors:

  • A much lower cost of living compared to most midsize metropolitan areas in the U.S.
  • Easy commutes by car or public transportation
  • A revitalized waterfront, featuring restaurants, kayaking, paddle boats, a historic naval park, bike trails, public art, and more
  • Historic residential neighborhoods, including the Elmwood Village, Delaware District, Hamlin Park, Parkside, and Allentown
  • Architectural landmarks such as the Guaranty Building, designed by Louis Sullivan; the Darwin D. Martin House, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright; and the Hotel at the Lafayette, designed by Louise Bethune
  • An iconic park and parkway system designed by landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, who also conceived New York City’s Central Park
  • Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Hauptmann-Woodward Medical Research Institute, and many other pioneering life sciences and biotech companies on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus
  • A wealth of cultural resources, including a world-renowned symphony orchestra, major art galleries, and a thriving theatre community
  • Professional sports teams for football, hockey, and lacrosse
  • A variety of ethnic restaurants as well as seasonal farmers markets and outdoor festivals
  • A 20-minute car ride to Niagara Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World
  • Close proximity to other major cities, including Albany, NY; Pittsburgh, PA; Cleveland, OH; and Toronto, Canada


At Campus Labs, we’re lucky that so many of our city’s finest resources for culture and entertainment are an easy walk or subway ride from our office. It’s a perk that helps us maintain a healthy work-life balance – and lays the foundation for after-hours bonding with fellow Labmates.

Architectural Landmarks and Historic Attractions

  • Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park - featuring tours of two World War II ships and a submarine
  • Colored Musicians Club & Museum - established in 1918; features an interactive jazz museum
  • Electric Tower - built in 1912; inspired by the 1901 Pan-American Exposition
  • Ellicott Square Building - completed in 1896; Italian Renaissance style
  • Hotel at the Lafayette - originally built in 1904; French Renaissance style
  • St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral - dedicated in 1851; Gothic revival style

Educational and Cultural Resources

  • Buffalo & Erie County Public Library - free community programs; permanent home of the original manuscript of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
  • Irish Classical Theatre Company - theatre-in-the-round performances of dramatic plays
  • Road Less Traveled - new works by regional playwrights as well as well-known modern dramas
  • Shea’s Performing Arts Center - Buffalo’s venue for touring Broadways musicals

Casual and Elegant Dining

  • Seabar
  • Tappo
  • Raclettes
  • Marble & Rye
  • Liberty Hound
  • Panorama on Seven
  • Bacchus

Coffeehouses and Lunchtime Destinations

  • Public Coffee + Espresso - in the historic Hotel at the Lafayette
  • The Lunch Box
  • Jaz & Jack’s
  • Sue’s Deli
  • Charlie the Butcher
  • The Grove
  • Bon Bon’s Gluten Free Bakery
  • Casa Di Pizza
  • Expo Market

Sports, Entertainment, and Recreation

  • Buffalo Harbor Cruises
  • Canalside Concert Series
  • Coca-Cola Field - home of the Bisons minor league baseball team
  • KeyBank Center - home of the Sabres hockey team and Bandits lacrosse team
  • Harborcenter at Canalside - hockey-themed mixed-use facility
  • M&T Plaza Lunchtime Concert Series
  • Rotary Rink at Fountain Plaza - free public ice skating rink
  • Town Ballroom - live concert venue
  • Tralf Music Hall - live entertainment and special events

Specialty Pubs and Breweries

  • (716) Food & Sport - at Harborcenter
  • Big Ditch Brewing Company
  • Founding Fathers Pub
  • Handlebar
  • Pearl Street Grill & Brewery

What we love about Buffalo

“One of my favorite areas of town is Canalside at the historic Lake Erie terminus of the Erie Canal and adjacent to the stadium where the Buffalo Sabres play. Lit by incredible sunsets and anchored by a wonderful Naval & Military park, the multipurpose area often hosts food trucks, free concerts, and festivals in the summer as well as ice skating, curling, and roller derby bouts in the winter. My wife and I even set sail aboard the Spirit of Buffalo from the docks immediately following our wedding!”

- Ryan O’Connell, Senior Product Manager
Hometown: Buffalo, NY via Roanoke, Indiana


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