A move to a new city can be a very exciting time for a family. If you are planning a move to Buffalo, or the surrounding upstate New York area, choose Stevens Worldwide Van Lines to handle your move professionally and with care. With our total customer satisfaction approach to moving, we will work with you to plan your move and make sure your needs are met, so you never need to worry about your belongings. So if you are planning a move for your family or business to Buffalo, here is some useful information to help get you on your way.
If you are planning a move to Buffalo, you will be living on the shores of Lake Erie in upstate New York. Residents of Buffalo are called “Buffalonians”. Nicknames for the city of Buffalo include “The Queen City”, “The Nickel City”, and “The City of Good Neighbors.” Situated at the confluence of Lake Erie and the Buffalo River and Niagara Rivers, Buffalo is a waterfront city. The city’s rise to economic power came through its waterways in the form of transshipment, manufacturing, and an endless source of energy. Buffalo’s waterfront remains, though to a lesser degree, a hub of commerce, trade, and industry.
Buffalo’s fine neoclassical, beaux arts and art deco architecture speak to its history as an industrial capital in the early 20th century. Its landmarks include the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed open-plan Darwin D. Martin House and the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, a Greek Revival museum with works by Picasso and Warhol.
The city experienced significant growth in the 19th and 20th centuries as a direct result of the Erie Canal, railroads and Lake Erie, providing an abundance of fresh water and an ample trade route to the Midwestern United States, while grooming its economy for the grain, steel and automobile industries during the 20th century. Since experiencing an economic downturn in the latter half of the 20th century, Buffalo’s economy has transitioned to sectors that include financial services, technology, biomedical and education.
Buffalo’s Culture and Entertainment
When you relocate your business to Buffalo, you will be moving to a city where companies have thrived for years. The State of New York is Buffalo’s largest employer. Other major employers include the United States government, Kaleida Health, M&T Bank, First Niagara Bank, the University at Buffalo, General Motors, and Tops Friendly Markets. Buffalo is also headquarters to Rich Products, Canadian brewer Labatt, cheese company Sorrento Lactalis, Delaware North Companies and New Era Cap Company.
Sports are king in Buffalo, with Buffalo and the surrounding region being home to two major league professional sports teams. The NHL’s Buffalo Sabres play in the City of Buffalo, and the NFL’s Buffalo Bills play in suburban Orchard Park. Buffalo is also home to several minor sports teams, including the Buffalo Bisons (baseball), Buffalo Bandits (indoor lacrosse) and FC Buffalo (soccer) as well as a professional women’s team the Buffalo Beauts (Hockey). The Buffalo Bulls are a Division I college team representing the State University of New York at Buffalo, and several other Buffalo-area colleges and universities are also active in college athletics.
Buffalo is also a great place to move for lovers of the outdoors. The Buffalo parks system has more than 20 parks with several parks accessible from any part of the city. The Olmsted Park and Parkway System is the hallmark of Buffalo’s many green spaces. Three-fourths of city park land is part of the system, which comprises six major parks, eight connecting parkways, nine circles and seven smaller spaces.
Trusted Movers in Buffalo
If you are planning on moving your home or business to or from Buffalo or the surrounding Upstate New York area, choose Stevens Worldwide Van Lines to be the experienced movers to get the job done. We have been moving people in the Buffalo area since 1905.
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