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!)
Apartments, Lofts, & Rebirth: Buffalo’s Housing Market is Red Hot
If you were to drive through Buffalo NY 10, 15, 20 years ago, you’d experience a lonely city desperate for a facelift. Old industrial buildings featuring the scars of a booming industrial city of yesteryear. Multi unit houses in need of a facelift and starved for a little TLC. Today the housing market sits as high and competitive as it has been in Buffalo’s rich history. Buffalo is booming, and Kissling sits right at the forefront of the rebirth of our eclectic Rust Belt city.
According to WGRZ, the average home is now selling for $120,000, and the average rent for apartments in Buffalo New York is at $739 a month. Lucrative new companies, a youthful new generation of Buffalonians sticking around after college, and an ever increasing concoction of culture have increased the value of living downtown.
With so much competition for housing, and an upsurge in desire for upscale lofts in Buffalo NY, Kissling has been making moves for new style of life downtown. Representatives of Kissling recently spoke with the Buffalo News about the future of 298 Main, an early 1900s property in the process of becoming some of the finest apartments for rent in Buffalo.
“We are excited not only for the redevelopment of this historic building, but also for the future of Buffalo. This location provides us the opportunity to craft a work/live lofts environment that we believe is key to reversing urban blight and making city living exciting again.”
Kissling bringing a chic, Big Apple feel to downtown Buffalo
WGRZ also had things to say about what else will be featured within the historic building, in addition to the penthouse apartments and high end lofts.
The building will also have valet parking, and someone staffing the concierge desk 16 hours a day, seven days a week. Two of the lofts will be penthouse apartments with spectacular views and private rooftop patios.
For more information on 298 Main or any of our Buffalo apartments of lofts, please don’t hesitate to give us a call. Stay tuned for more updates from Kissling Interests, providing Buffalo with apartments and lofts for years to come!
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!
Downtown Buffalo Lofts | West Huron Lofts
The West Huron Buffalo Lofts feature loft style apartments in the refreshing setting of the city’s downtown. Downtown Buffalo offers convenience, luxury, and exciting nightlife. Character and charm in a restored historic building with 8 apartments with 2 bed/2.5 bath and 1 bed/1 bath configurations. For a deeper dive into life at 201 West Huron, check out our apartment spotlight blog post.
Downtown Buffalo is booming, with new restaurants and architecture popping up left and right. The Theater district on Main St. has been refaced and jazzed up. These Lofts are only minutes away from Canalside, and feature quick access onto the 33 and 190. If you are looking for a swank new industrial loft in Buffalo NY, you’ve got to check out the W. Huron Lofts.
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- City Hall
- Valero Gas Station
- Bacchus Wine Bar & Restaurant
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
Elmwood Village Apartments | 209 Summer
This building features beautiful 1 and 2 bedroom Buffalo apartments located within walking distance from the vibrant Elmwood Village.
These unique loft-style apartments in Buffalo feature functioning fireplaces and bedrooms that are on the second floor with the living space on the ground floor. This property also offers two bedroom apartments. The Elmwood Village is one of the hottest neighborhoods in Buffalo NY. There is always something to do, someone to meet, or something new to do. For a great new home, check out these Buffalo Loft apartments!
Food / Convenience Stores
Price Rite – Food Store
Nightlife / Entertainment
Elmwood Village & Elmwood Avenue strip of bars and restaurants.
Delaware Avenue bars and restaurants
Kleinhans Music Hall
Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site
Other Places of Interest
Elmwood Auto Care
The UPS Store
Near Bus Route
The Womens and Childrens Hospital of Buffalo