Buffalo is the second-largest city in the state of New York and the largest city in Western New York. The city consists of 31 different neighborhoods.
Buffalo's architecture is diverse, with a collection of buildings from the 19th and 20th centuries.
Buffalo has snowy winters, but it is rarely the snowiest city in New York state. Buffalo has the sunniest and driest summers of any major city in the Northeast, but still has enough rain to keep vegetation green and lush.
Buffalo's economic sectors include industrial, light manufacturing, high technology and services. Buffalo's cuisine encompasses a variety of cultural contributions, including Sicilian, Italian, Irish, Jewish, German, Polish, African-American, Greek and American influences. The National Geographic Society ranked Buffalo third on their list of "The World's Top Ten Food Cities"
Buffalo is home to over 50 private and public art galleries, AmericanStyle ranked Buffalo twenty-fifth in its list of top mid-sized cities for art.
Buffalo has the roots of many jazz and classical musicians, and it is also the founding city for several mainstream bands and musicians.
Redeveloped historical neighborhoods have also attracted tourism. The site of the former Erie Canal Harbor, Canalside has become a popular destination for tourists and residents.
Buffalo and the surrounding region is home to three major professional sports teams. The NHL's Buffalo Sabres and the NLL's Buffalo Bandits both play in KeyBank Center, while the NFL's Buffalo Bills play in suburban Orchard Park, New York.
The Buffalo parks system has over 20 parks with several parks accessible from any part of the city.