Elmwood Village, Buffalo, New York

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Coordinates: 42°54′01″N 78°52′39″W / 42.9003910°N 78.8774150°W / 42.9003910; -78.8774150
Elmwood Village
Neighborhood
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Country United States
State New York
County Erie
Municipality Buffalo
Elevation 643 ft (196 m)
Coordinates 42°54′01″N 78°52′39″W / 42.9003910°N 78.8774150°W / 42.9003910; -78.8774150
Population 30,774 (2010)
Timezone Eastern (EST)
ZIP Code 14201, 14202, 14209, 14213, 14222
Area code 716
Website: http://elmwoodvillage.org/

Elmwood Village is a neighborhood in Buffalo, New York.[1]

Queen Anne-style architecture that is common in the Elmwood Village

Geography[edit]

Elmwood Village is in the central part of Buffalo. The neighborhood is located along Elmwood Avenue and Delaware Avenue (NY 384). The neighborhood is bordered on the south by the Lower West Side neighborhood. The northern boundary of the neighborhood abuts Buffalo State College and Delaware Park just beyond the Burchfield Penney Art Center. Its eastern boundary is Delaware Avenue (NY 384). The western boundary is Baynes Avenue, to the west is the West Side neighborhood.

Historic sites[edit]

It includes the individual entries on the National Register of Historic Places listings in Buffalo, New York:

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Demographics[edit]

In recent years, Elmwood has become a popular site for mixed-use residential and commercial sites. It features over 300 small local shops, coffeehouses, restaurants, bars, and art galleries. One establishment, Cole's, was one of the first openly gay-friendly bars in the United States during the 1920s. In 2007, Elmwood Village was named one of the 'Top 10 Great Places in America' by the American Planning Association.[2] SPoT Coffee opened one of their first locations within the village.[3]

Parks and attractions[edit]

Bidwell Parkway, a component of Frederick Law Olmsted (1822-1903) and Calvert Vaux's original parkway system, once one of Buffalo's most prestigious addresses. It is a residential boulevard, 200 feet wide, running northwest diagonally between Colonial Circle and Soldiers Circle. Named for Daniel Davidson Bidwell, heir to Buffalo Banta and Bidwell Shipbuilding Co, he was also active in Buffalo's pre civil war militia and instrumental in organizing the city's 1st Police force.[4] Bidwell Parkway is the location of the Elmwood/Bidwell Farmers Market a producers only market every Saturday from mid-May to mid-December, vendors are open for business from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm.[5] The Bidwell Parkway is also the location of the Annual Elmwood/Bidwell Free Summer Concert Series.

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