Buffalo Bike Life | Where To & When?
Chances are if you’ve lived downtown, you’ve seen your fair share of bike riders. Buffalo’s urban patterns and beautiful architecture make any ride interesting. Buffalonians with apartments and lofts downtown have started seeing why biking has it’s benefits. Having a solid 2 wheeler can be a great addition for scooting around Buffalo in the summertime, especially when the Elmwood Village is at an automotive standstill.
You can ride all the way down to Canalside for that show you wanted to catch, and not have to pay parking. If you have a bike, you might already know about these rides, but if you’re new to the area, or milling over buying yourself a new bike, these options might just motivate you to get moving.
The glow around Buffalo has brought out a new biking community, that is moving away from the motor.
Located on Colvin Ave. over in North Buffalo, the non profit is housed in a brick and mortar building that offers new and experienced bikers ride-routes and workshops. They also have special events throughout the summer. Join a group of other riders for a guided tour, highlighting landmarks and landscapes, or stop in the community workshop to learn how to repair and maintain your bike. Need a bike? they have refurbished bikes for sale!
98 Colvin Ave, Buffalo, NY 14216
Join a community of thousands of bicyclists around Buffalo who ride every Monday from 5:30pm-8pm, around the most classic neighborhoods. If your a rookie rider.. don’t worry, they ride at a nice slow pace. (Hence the name) The Slow Roll movement began in Detroit, and has since expanded all over the world into a network of community rides. Slow Roll is always free, just register online or onsite before the ride.
Buffalo Bicycling Club
If your passion for biking goes beyond commuting from your apartment to work, or admiring Buffalo, and you’re more into active racing and fitness, check out Buffalo Bicycling Club. The BBC is dedicated to the development of bicycle racing in WNY. Throughout the season, there are road courses, time trials, criteriums, and challenging training rides. Membership is required, and you’ll need a bike rack on your car to get out to some of the more rural areas in WNY to ride.
Buffalo has become quite the bike able city for those living in apartments and lofts downtown. Many of the streets in and around Buffalo NY have had bike lanes painted on them over the last few years, which make it much safer and easier to scoot about town. Riding a bike alone, or with a friend is a great way to see our city, get good exercise, and save gas. (and parking ticket funds!)
Buffalo Apartment Hunting Season | 4 Questions to Remember
It’s time to move. You’ve begun hunting for the next best place to live. You don’t want to jump on the first Buffalo apartment you find on craigslist and call it home do you? This is going to be your new crib, so why not make sure that it’s perfect for you? Here are a few important things to ask when you go to look at a new apartment or loft in Buffalo.
Where Do I Park?
Buffalo NY. Home of the most hard working parking attendants in the country. If you’re looking at apartments or lofts in the city of Buffalo, be sure to scope out the parking situation. Do you have off street parking? Examine the signage, and available street spots. Does it seem tricky getting in and out? Think about the plow coming through town if you do have to park on the street. If you aren’t a morning person, you might not want to have to get up at 8am to move your car in the winter.
Will I Be Safe?
We’ve all seen a movie depicting our worst nightmare, a home invasion. Unless your dad is Liam Neison, you’re going to want proper protection. When you go look at your potential new place, check out the loft or apartment’s locking mechanisms and security systems. How about the windows, are they locked and protected properly? Also scope out the surrounding neighborhood, do you feel safe? Could you see yourself walking around this neighborhood?
Can My Cat Chill?
No one likes letting go of a loved one. Especially when they have fur and their really cuddly. If you’re on the prowl for your new perfect place, make sure your pet can come too. First off, ask about the specific apartment or loft about the pet policy. Consider if your pet would be comfortable here. Check how much the deposit is if there is one. Consider the cost of cleaning when you move out. Again, consider the safety of the neighborhood for walking your pooch at night.
Does Everything Work?
It’s easy to get excited on an apartment hunt. Before you sign your lease, take one more look at the functionality of everything. Consider any water systems, ie: shower, faucets, drains, laundry machines, etc. There’s nothing worse than moving into your brand new Buffalo apartment and realizing the toilet doesn’t flush AFTER you christened it for the first time. Also examine the electrical outlets. Do they look new and functional? Is the apartment cable-ready? IF there are appliances give those a good inspection as well.
Hopefully this helps you remember a few extra things when you look at your next Buffalo apartment or loft. These are all things that are easy to overlook outside of the traditional common questions and concerns. For more information on finding a new Buffalo Loft or apartment around WNY, Contact Kissling!
Apartments at The Ambassador offer all the benefits of city living at a very affordable price. The building itself used to be an old hotel that was converted into apartment living spaces, which were renovated in 2012.
About The Ambassador
The recently renovated apartments feature modern amenities and several different floor-plans to choose from. The building also offers a laundry room with free wifi and wired cable and internet already set up in each apartment. Gated off-street parking, additional storage and pet-friendly options are also available at an additional price. And if you want a great vantage point to see the city of Buffalo, you have to check out the rooftop patio.
Life at 175 North
This location is ideally located close to downtown and within walking distance of nightlife attractions in the Allentown and Elmwood neighborhoods. It’s also surrounded by so many great restaurants and food stops that you’ll never get sick of going to the same places over and over again. These apartments are centered in the heart of some of Buffalo’s most unique cultural areas where there’s always something going on, so finding something to do will never be a problem at 175 North.
If the exciting lifestyle at The Ambassador sounds interesting to you, check out our rental page and get in touch with us for more information.
Like music? Wanna go out this weekend? Go catch a show at one of the local music venues. With plenty of spots within a close proximity to many of our Buffalo apartments, the city has a lot to offer by way of music, including a diverse set of venues and world-class onstage talent.
Here are just a few venues that you could check out:
A larger venue for bigger acts in Buffalo’s Theatre District, Town Ballroom is a great place to see anyone from local virtuosos to international acts. While it’s no Radio City Music Hall, it’s a great place to enjoy a concert.
With a more intimate feel, this smaller venue still features larger acts from time-to-time. Though it’s less ornate than Town Ballroom, Waiting Room still gets plenty of praise from local music enthusiasts.
Duke’s Bohemian Grove Bar
Located in Allentown, this Bohemian venue is typical of the artsy section of Buffalo. Good drinks, good food and a lot of culture packed into a small space, you’ll be sure to have a good time at DBGB’s – and it’s right around the corner from our Allentown apartments.
Allentown Lofts in Buffalo NY | 430 Virginia St.
Located at 430 Virginia Street in historical Allentown, The Allentown Lofts set a new standard for the most discerning resident. Offering Buffalo NY lofts for rent to those looking for Allentown apartments, this four story brick building gives residents heated indoor parking as well as a secured parking lot. A state of the art security system provides 24 hour protection throughout the property. Units include maple floors, heated tile bathrooms and walk in showers with double vessel sinks. Kitchens are appointed with custom cabinetry, stainless steel appliances and open floor plans. One and two bedroom units are available.
Nightlife / Entertainment
- Elmwood Avenue bars and restaurants
- Delaware Avenue bars and restaurants
- Allen Street bars and restuarants
- Mothers Restaurant
- Fat Bob’s Smokehouse
- Laughlins Beef & Barrel
- Colter Bay Grill
- Snooty Fox Lounge
Allentown Buffalo Apartments
This building consists of 17 unique Allentown apartments, featuring thermo pane windows, completely remodeled bathrooms and kitchens. Among the premier apartments in Allentown, 131 Allen Street is within walking distance to Buffalo’s historic Allentown’s restaurants and bars.
Contact Kissing for more information on finding your new home on Allen.