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Eight Reasons NOT To Move To Buffalo

Okay, it’s been exactly one year since my daughters and I moved to Buffalo and we love it.  But, that does not mean anyone else should move here!  Buffalo is just not for everyone.  In fact, here are ten reasons we should tell others NOT to move here.

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From one of the largest St. Patty’s Day parades, to Dyngus Day in the spring, Italian and Greek fest in the summer, and fall’s Octoberfest at the Terminal.  I promise you, your schedule will be too full to enjoy doing nothing.




So what if our Museum holds diaries and personal papers, from the likes of Teddy Roosevelt?  So what if some of the Museum’s photographs and posters continue to draw people from around the planet. Don’t even get me started on all of the iconic architecture…




Just last week, I heard Blondie at Artpark, then later live music in Elmwood for Wednesday night concerts. This past weekend Greg Kihn Band, Morris Day and The Time and Wynonna and The Big Noise played at Ribfest at Canalside.  It really is too much–nothing but live music and people dancing. You can only handle so much fun, right?




How annoying is it to have to try to pick a place to go to dinner? Amazing Italian food, top-notch Polish delicacies, or the best wings in the world…like I said, an annoying process.


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From the moment you move here, you have to watch out, because people will probably be nice to you.  Everyday in Buffalo people say “Hi, how are you?” and chat about the Bills or Sabres. Like they’re your friend or something. Don’t say you haven’t been warned.


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The Passion For Sports Penetrates Everything



“Nobody circles the wagons like the Buffalo Bills!” Stated ESPN studio host Chris Berman, and guess what, some of our Buffalo Bill’s tailgates have become so over-the-top that fans have been asked by NFL officials to tone it down.  People new to the city might not be able to handle our passion, not just for the Bills, but the Sabres, Bandits, and Bisons as well.


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Too Much Open Space



Hoyt Park, Delaware Park, the Gaslight Falls, Devil’s Hole State Park…way too much room to take a hike, walk your pup or enjoy the sunshine. Space that could totally be used for parking lots or apartment complexes instead.


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Whether it’s Niagara Falls State Park or Elmwood Village, good dogs are welcome just about everywhere. Pups running around everywhere, looking to be patted on the head or to lead you on a jog.


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