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Elmwood Village

Elmwood Ave, Buffalo, NY 14222
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Ranked #13 of 101 Attractions in Buffalo
Type: Neighborhoods, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Activities: Shopping
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Owner description: The Elmwood Village, one of America's 10 Best Neighborhoods, as designated by the American Planning Association, and Buffalo/Niagara's most vibrant shopping, dining and cultural district, can be enjoyed year-round. Whether you're already in the neighborhood, elsewhere in Western New York, or visiting from across the border, the Elmwood Village is a wonderful destination.

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Buffalo, New York
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407 reviews 407 reviews
203 attraction reviews
197 helpful votes 197 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

The street has some interesting attributes but it doesn't strike me as unusually special. Unfortunately it's a very mixed community with bad areas adjacent. The restaurants and shops are nice. Frankly, I have enjoyed walking around the neighborhood looking at the old homes.

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Buffalo, New York
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

The Elmwood strip is eclectic and beautiful filled with unique cool architecture shops businesses people and great restaurants. Many yearly festivals occur here that are well worth it to visit and enjoy.

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Moline, Illinois
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95 reviews 95 reviews
41 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

The houses there were unique and different from where we were from. We took a walk around 6:30 pm at night and got scared as it simply did not look safe for us. I wonder why this place was rated so high. Few people walking on the street at dinner time on a Wednesday. What should we be looking for... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We enjoyed the walkability of this historic neighborhood. There are lots of small shops and restaurants, easy parking if you have a car. But most of all, it's a great place to stroll and take in the sights.

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East Amherst NY
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66 reviews 66 reviews
10 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

I like the village because it has class good boutiques and ok places to eat.Definetly my favorite place for wandering around in a city atmosphere in Buffalo

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London, Canada
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165 reviews 165 reviews
39 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Elmwood Village is meant for walking. It's a very pleasant area with many fascinating little shops, cafés, and restaurants to choose from. Prices can be a bit high, but so generally is the quality. It's also worthwhile to wander up and down some of the side streets. You will see a rich variety of older homes, many lovingly restored.

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Westchester County, New York
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77 reviews 77 reviews
37 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Find the best unusual Christmas presents any time of the year! You will discover local artisans, foodies, and things like olive oil.

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Buffalo, New York, United States
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Elwood village has a character unlike any where else. There are plenty of places to eat, great places to shop, and a wonderful farmers market as well. Parking can be alittle limited to try to make use of public tranportation. Also the place if great for dog owners so bring sparky with you. I also suggest visiting in the summer... More

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183 reviews 183 reviews
33 attraction reviews
169 helpful votes 169 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We strolled through Elmood Village on a Saturday afternoon. It was pleasant, but the neighbourhood was far less interesting and had far fewer shops and restaurants than I was expecting from the reviews.

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Nicosia, Cyprus
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Buffalo is weird... Big new streets with a few cars and not many pedestrians either... This image changes around Elmwood Village, alive and full of nice restaurants and shops. Check Second Chic (AMAZING bargains on lovley pieces), Anna Grace (funky jewellery), Ro (home) and Shoe Fly. At least those were my favorites.

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