Forest is a neighborhood within Buffalo, New York.
Forest offers a relaxed environment and will appeal to home buyers who enjoy spending time outdoors. This part of the city is reasonably quiet, as there are generally low levels of noise from traffic - although there are still several noisier areas, especially around Interstate 190 or the railway line. Finally, public green spaces, including Delaware Park, are very well-spread out and there are a few of them nearby for residents to enjoy, which makes them easy to access.
Roughly half of buildings are duplexes, making it easy to find duplexes in Forest, and the rest of the properties are mainly small apartment buildings and single detached homes. A majority of the housing growth in this area occurred pre-1960. This neighborhood also has a good choice of housing sizes - properties range from lofts to four or more bedrooms. Around 60% of the population of this neighborhood rent their home whereas the remainder are owners.
The nearest supermarket in Forest is generally only a short walk away. Moreover, Forest is a fairly good place in which to go out to eat, for instance along Elmwood Avenue, and a limited selection of cafes can be found as well. In terms of education, locals will appreciate that no matter where their home is located in this part of Buffalo, both primary and secondary schools are close by.
Forest is reasonably conducive to traveling on foot; meeting daily needs is convenient by walking. The car is often the favored way to move around in Forest. It is easy to find a parking spot, and the majority of homes for sale are a reasonably short drive from the nearest highway, such as Interstate 190. In contrast, Forest is not especially transit friendly. Thankfully, the neighborhood is linked by a few bus lines, and the closest bus stop is generally just around the corner.