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Elmwood Village

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Address: Elmwood Ave, Buffalo, NY 14222
Phone Number: 716-881-0707
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Activities: Shopping
Description: The Elmwood Village, one of America's 10 Best Neighborhoods, as designated...
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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Quirky

The Elmwood Village is a unique neighborhood with many shops and lots of restaurants and bars. It is close to Buffalo State College as well as incredible art galleries and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Williamsville, New York
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Williamsville, New York
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157 reviews 157 reviews
31 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

The Elmwood Village is a unique neighborhood with many shops and lots of restaurants and bars. It is close to Buffalo State College as well as incredible art galleries and Delaware Park. You can walk the "Elmwood Strip" and stop at nearby parks. During summer there are free concerts and farmers markets. You will find a very diverse collection of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

A variety of restaurants, coffee shops, bars, clothing and gifty stores, a great bookstore - and residential side streets filled with beautiful houses. In warm weather, take a break on Bidwell Parkway - one of Buffalo's Olmsted designed parkways.

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Buffalo
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I love meeting up with my sister's and friends to shop at the Elmwood strip! We have so much fun and find the best gifts! Naturally, we stop for a few beverages and delicious eats as well

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Buffalo, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Lots of little shops and wonderful locally owned restaurants Easy walking and lots of activity!! Start at either end of the strip either on the North with Albright Knox art gallery and Burchfield Penney Arts Center and walk down to wonderful restaurants including Trattoria Aroma on Bryant, or Toros

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toronto
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Went with my husband and another couple to Elmwood Village in the early fall. The day was sunny and we parked on a side street in a very nice residential area. There were lots of people coming and going on the street. We were only gone about 90 minutes and returned to find our car window smashed and our Garmin... More 

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ElmwoodVillage, Community Engagement Manager at Elmwood Village, responded to this review

Hi, @lolagirlToronto, I'm sorry to hear that you had such a negative experience in our neighborhood. I do hope you consider giving the Elmwood Village another go, especially since there is far too much to see in only 90 minutes. Our commercial strip is almost 2 miles long and features over 200 boutiques, restaurants, and specialty shops. We are quite... More 

Buffalo, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Elmwood Village has it all! Entertainment, great food, nice shops for great things to purchase, coffee shops where you can just sit and people watch. There is a great night life here as well. Lots of interesting night spots to party with your friends. Speaking of food, there is every kind of food here from Italian, Greek, Chinese, Japanese, Thai,... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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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
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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96 reviews 96 reviews
41 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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Tulsa
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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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