The 10 Richest Neighborhoods In Buffalo, NY For 2024

The richest Buffalo neighborhoods are South Abbott and Parkside for 2024 based on Saturday Night Science.

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Welcome to the land of the 1%. Where you’ll find lawyers, and doctors, and business executives. And while they aren’t made of ticky-tacky, they are definitely made of money.

These are the wealthiest neighborhoods that Buffalo has to offer. Where houses go for over 2.46x the national median and household incomes are 1.46x the national median.

But where exactly in Buffalo do the richest of the rich people live? That would be South Abbott where the median income is a cool $80,316.

Here’s a look at the top 10 wealthiest neighborhoods in Buffalo out of 52 for 2024.

What’s the richest neighborhood to live in Buffalo for 2024? According to the most recent census data, South Abbott looks to be the richest Buffalo neighborhood to live in.

Summing up the median income of those 10 neighborhoods adds up to $705,884. And that, my friend, is more 0s than most of us will see in our bank account for a long, long time — if we ever get that lucky.

Find where your neighborhood ranks amongst the richest in Buffalo.

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Richst Neighborhoods In Buffalo For 2024 By Median Income

Rank Neighborhood Median Household Income
1 South Abbott $80,316
2 Parkside $76,898
3 Starin Central $74,251
4 Park Meadow $72,990
5 North Park $71,004
6 Albright $68,808
7 Central Business District $68,676
8 Abbott Mckinley $68,309
9 Delaware Park $63,047
10 Forest $61,585
11 South Park $61,144
12 Delaware-West Ferry $60,893
13 Grant Ferry $58,566
14 University $56,623
15 Cold Spring $50,303
16 Triangle $50,160
17 Hamlin Park $46,968
18 North Delaware $44,597
19 Kaisertown $44,263
20 Kensington $44,136
21 Lasalle $42,032
22 Allen $41,923
23 Front Park $41,665
24 Bryant $41,622
25 Cazenovia Park $40,789
26 Black Rock $40,531
27 Seneca $39,029
28 Tifft $38,752
29 Military $37,590
30 Leroy $36,770
31 Kenfield $36,236
32 Waterfront $35,846
33 Columbus $34,538
34 Grider $34,202
35 Kingsley $33,976
36 South Ellicott $33,740
37 Medical Park $32,992
38 Emslie $32,854
39 Lovejoy $32,108
40 Mlk Park $29,420
41 Schiller Park $28,852
42 First Ward $28,750
43 Riverside Park $28,679
44 Squaw Island $28,346
45 Genesee Moselle $27,957
46 Valley $27,932
47 Lakeview $26,270
48 Willert Park $25,014
49 Babcock $24,532
50 Masten Park $24,229
51 Broadway-Fillmore $23,868
52 Emerson $23,804

How We Determined The Wealthiest Neighborhoods In Buffalo For 2024

Every city has its best neighborhoods — where everyone wants to live — and the worst neighborhoods — where no one wants to live. And then you have the wealthiest neighborhoods, where no one can afford to live.

And by no one, we mean you because there’s always someone richer than you.

How do you quantify richer than you? We looked at one simple criterion:

Which neighborhoods have the highest median income?

Using Saturday Night Science, we researched income data from the Census and BLS for every neighborhood in Buffalo.

We ranked every neighborhood in Buffalo by median income from highest to lowest. The neighborhood with the highest median income, South Abbott, was named the wealthiest neighborhood in Buffalo.

The richest neighborhoods in Buffalo are South Abbott, Parkside, Starin Central, Park Meadow, North Park, Albright, Central Business District, Abbott McKinley, Delaware Park, and Forest.

The poorest neighborhood? That would be Emerson.

The poorest neighborhoods in Buffalo are Emerson, Broadway-Fillmore, Masten Park, Babcock, and Willert Park.

We updated this article for 2024. This is our tenth time ranking the most affluent neighborhoods to live in Buffalo.

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About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

He believes the key to finding the right place to live comes down to looking at the data, reading about things to do, and, most importantly, checking it out yourself before you move.

If you've been looking for a place to live in the past several years, you've probably stumbled upon his writing already.

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