Buffalo has been the home of many people who have had an impact on our world.

Often that impact happens after people have moved away from the area.

However, in recent years, Buffalo has seen a resurgence of people moving into Western New York. In fact, many of the people who are migrating to Buffalo are people who were originally from the area but left for whatever reason.

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Like most rust-belt cities, for many years Buffalo was losing tons of population due to the decline of the economic prospects in the area. The 2020 US Census has shown that Buffalo has had a net increase in population for the first time in nearly 60 years.

This is great news for those of us who have stuck it out in Western New York.

More people means more variation and diversity in our neighborhoods, and potentially better job prospects because there are better business opportunities to draw in more candidates. More people in our community means additional growth in small businesses.

Given all of these good things, have you ever found yourself asking someone who recently moved to Western New York why would you move to /back to Buffalo?

I know I have asked that question on more than one occasion, and I finally think I have found the potential answer(s) to that question.

Here Are The Top 4 Reasons People Moved Back to Buffalo, New York

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Your Family

No matter where we go, or how long we've been gone, there is something about being in your hometown and close to your family that makes waiting to move back to the 716 a very good and viable option.

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The Food

Let's be real, this might be the number one reason why people choose to move back to Western New York. Buffalo has some of the best food in the entire United States of America. Wings. Pizza. Beef on Weck. What else do we need to say?

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Low Cost Of Living

Even though Buffalo has seen some extreme cost increases due to inflation over the last few months, the 716 is still an extremely affordable place to live and work. According to the Best Places, the cost of living is still well below the national average even when you factor in the increases we've seen.

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Of course, you can be a Bills, Sabres, Bandits, Bisons, and Clippers Braves fan from anywhere in the world, but there is just something about being a fan AND living in the best area for sports. Name another city where you can yell out Hey-ayyyyyyy-ayyyyyyyy-ayy! while in the grocery store and the entire store responds with Let's Go Buffalo!?

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