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“Lots to see”
Review of Elmwood Village

Elmwood Village
Ranked #20 of 157 things to do in Buffalo
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
California
Level 6 Contributor
390 reviews
108 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
“Lots to see”
Reviewed August 20, 2014

Elmwood Village is home to a number of very fine shops where we never fail to find at least one treasure. We find the quality quite high and the prices not bad. In general, the shop personnel have been quite friendly and helpful. There are a great number of interesting & ethnic restaurants as well.

Visited August 2014
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Binghamton, New York
Level 5 Contributor
67 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Great shopping”
Reviewed August 19, 2014

Loved the shopping and eateries. I especially liked the food co-op. You can find almost anything on Elmwood.

Visited August 2014
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2 Thank davmar97
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Buffalo, New York
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“One of the most charming neighborhoods around.”
Reviewed August 19, 2014

Friendly, welcoming, walkable, and interesting are the first words that pop into my head when I think of the Elmwood Village.
Within a mile you can shop at the Lexington Real Foods Co-op (everyone is welcome, member , or not); you can browse the multitude of shops including gourmet, apparel, and jewelry; you can step inside the Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church and The Unitarian Universalist Church (both of which are festooned with incredible stained glass windows), grab a bite of sushi, Thai, Mexican, American, or eat at a high end restaurant; and, simply bask in the beauty of the big sky as it is not marred by tall buildings.
The Elmwood Village is a mere hop north from downtown Buffalo (just head up Delaware or Elmwood Avenue), and also includes the Burchfield Penney Gallery, The Albright Knox (a world class repository of modern art), Delaware Park, Hoyt Lake, The Historical Society, and many other venues worth your time.

Visited August 2014
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Toronto, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
174 reviews
92 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Excellent neighbourhood with lots to see, shop, and eat”
Reviewed August 16, 2014

This street has lots of neat little shops and restaurants. My wife bought some funky and unique shoes, and I got some good cheap eats. We were both happy.

Visited January 2014
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2 Thank JeremyFromToronto
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NY
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Best area of Buffalo!”
Reviewed August 5, 2014

This is my favorite area of Buffalo. It's a vibrant, walkable area with shops, restaurants, and many people out enjoying themselves. Plenty of places to people watch, grab a coffee, lunch, shop at small boutiques, bookstores and more! The Elmwood Bidwell Farmer's Market is the best market in WNY!

Visited August 2014
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