Thursday, July 19, 2018

The Top Buffalo/Niagara Schools By County

When relocating to Western New York, a major factor influencing your family’s home purchasing decision can be the school district that your home is in. Luckily, Buffalo Business First has ranked the best schools in Western New York. While all 5 counties in Western New York have excellent ranking schools, here are the top 3:

Erie County.
Erie County is on the western border of New York State, south of Niagara county and north of Cattaraugus and Chautauqua Counties. Erie county encompasses 3 cities: Buffalo, Lackawanna, and Tonawanda, and 25 towns. Erie County has a population of 925,000 residents, and a median home value in Erie County is $134,600. With 15 of the top 30 schools in Western New York, it's an excellent choice for any family looking to move.

The schools that made the list: Akron (#12), Alden (#19), Amherst (#7), Clarence (#3), East Aurora (#1), Eden (#20), Frontier (#17), Grand Island (#14), Hamburg (#10), Holland (#24), Iroquois (#6), Lancaster (#9), Orchard Park (#4), Springville-Griffith Institute (#29), Williamsville (#2).

Niagara County: Niagara County is located north of Erie County, and bordered on three sides by water: Lake Ontario, Tonawanda Creek, and the Niagara River. It has an estimated population of 211,000. It encompasses 3 cities: Lockport, North Tonawanda, and Niagara Falls, and 12 towns. The median price of the homes listed on Zillow in Niagara County is $134,000.

Niagara County has 10 total school districts, and has 5 in the top 30 schools in Western New York: Barker (#23), Lewiston-Porter (#8), Niagara-Wheatfield (#21), Starpoint (#5), and Wilson (#18).

Chautauqua County: Chautauqua County is located west of Cattaraugus County, south of Erie County, and Lake Erie on the east. It has an estimated population of 129,000 people. It encompasses 2 cities, Dunkirk and Jamestown, and 27 towns. The median price of the homes in Chautauqua County listed on Zillow is $112,900.

Chautauqua County has 4 of Western New York’s top 30 school districts: Bemus Point (#11), Clymer (#27), Fredonia (#13), and Sherman (#22).

No matter where you end up in WNY, make sure you enlist the help of an experienced real estate sales professional. If you’re looking to buy a home, be sure to reach out to a HUNT real estate professional today!