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A+ West Seneca Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
B- West Seneca Cost of Living Cost of living is 22% lower than New York
West Seneca
928% less expensive than the US average
New York
11919% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
West Seneca cost of living
D- West Seneca Crime Total crime is 42% higher than New York
Total crime
2,6514% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 384% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-7%Year over year crime is down
West Seneca crime
C West Seneca Employment Household income is 1% lower than New York
Median household income
$60,1509% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$30,6423% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%14% lower than the US average
West Seneca employment
C- West Seneca Housing Home value is 52% lower than New York
Median home value
$137,70025% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$75920% lower than the US average
Home ownership
77%21% higher than the US average
West Seneca real estate or West Seneca rentals
B- West Seneca Schools HS graduation rate is 9% higher than New York
High school grad. rates
89%7% higher than the US average
School test scores
54%9% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
n/aequal to the US average
West Seneca K-12 schools or West Seneca colleges

Living in West Seneca, NY

West Seneca is a moderately-sized city located in the state of New York. The city has a population of 45,197 people. If we look at the most recent Census, West Seneca is known to have a predominantly White population. The next two most common races are Black and Asian. 78% of the people in West Seneca (over the age of 15) are married and 65% have kids under the age of eighteen. Knowing that, it’s safe to say that this area could be a great place for other families to lay down roots.

Without the right tools, moving to any new area can be very stressful and challenging. Living in West Seneca, New York could be a good experience for anyone who puts in the effort to do the research required. The best areas in West Seneca and in surrounding cities are easier to find when you are able to make informed decisions. Using data from crime, cost of living, employment, you will see a detailed breakdown of the most important information as well as comparisons to the New York and national averages.

With a livability score of 73 out of 100, West Seneca is ranked #7,424 in the United States and #261 in New York. There are seven total categories that form the livability score. West Seneca scores well for amenities (A+), cost of living (B-) and education (B-). Regrettably for West Seneca, there are some categories for which it does not rank well, this includes: crime (D-) and weather (D-).

Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., West Seneca has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive.

Certain items on your wish list like shopping, restaurants, nightlife and proximity to public transportation are all important factors to search for. Having said that, perhaps the most important metric to consider when contemplating a move to West Seneca is real estate affordability. The median home price for West Seneca homes is $137,700, which is 51.9% lower than the New York average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in West Seneca, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 2.3, which is 51.1% lower than the New York average. For most people, purchasing a new home is the biggest investment they will make in their lifetime. Taking a look at overall real estate appreciation rates in West Seneca will offer some insight into determining if your home purchase will be a solid investment for years to come. In West Seneca, the year-over-year appreciation rates were 7.4%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 4.4%.

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Compare West Seneca, NY Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around West Seneca, NY

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
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South Park, Buffalo834.36,430
University, Buffalo818.85,400
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Albright, Buffalo798.72,910
Starin Central, Buffalo778.85,695
Park Meadow, Buffalo7693,327
Cold Spring, Buffalo757.8533

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West Seneca, NY - Humble City

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Community7/10
Nightlife5/10
Dining5/10
Shopping8/10
I always dreamed of moving to New York. I pictured large skyscrapers and lots and lots of people. Of course Central Park was also part of the picture and maybe a good view of the Statue of Liberty. Well much to my surprise, this is a good description of the New York city area, but the state itself is very diverse and can look and feel very different.

My wife was born and raised in West Seneca, New York. She wanted to return to her roots and raise our family in this part of the country. I was a little skeptical because I grew up in Arizona and didn't want to live in a crowed city.

Happily this is not the case and since I have lived here for the past ten years I can only make great comments. It is really a suburb of buffalo and cannot only be cold, it can be plain old miserable in the winter. But once you get use to it and buy a snow blower, you don't really mind at all.

Our humble little town was voted one of the best places in the country to raise kids. We have so much going on all year long and my kids played youth basketball and soccer last year and I must say we have one of the best teams in this part of the state. The kids have excellent coaches and they are hoping to get scholarships for college. Well, at least I am hoping.

Aside from the sports, my wife loves all the shopping. She says she can find everything she needs right in our little community. No need to go into the city, but of course at times we do, and that can be fun and expensive. Sometimes we take the train and that is a great way to save gas and driving time.

Overall I am glad I followed my wife to this area. My parents come to visit every year and they usually try to make sure it is summer because of the harsh winters. This is a place I would recommend to anyone who wants to have a warm community feel with friendly people and neighbors. I love my town and I think anyone else would to.
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Source: The West Seneca, NY data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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