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Elmwood
Neighborhood
Elmwood Village
Left to right from top: Elmwood near Breckenridge Street, Lexington Avenue, Elmwood Crossing under construction, former Richmond Avenue Church of Christ, Elmwood Apartments near North Street, Stuyvesant Apartments, Elmwood near Utica Street, Elmwood near Bryant Street
Elmwood is located in New York
Elmwood
Elmwood
Location in New York
Country  United States
State  New York
City Buffalo, New York
Elevation
196 m (643 ft)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 30,774
Time zone Eastern (EST)
ZIP Code
14201, 14202, 14209, 14213, 14222
Area code(s) 716
Website http://elmwoodvillage.org/

Elmwood Village is a neighborhood in Buffalo, New York.

Geography

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

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

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Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
2010 30,774
SPoT Buffalo
SPoT Coffee on Elmwood Avenue

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. In 2007, Elmwood Village was named one of the 'Top 10 Great Places in America' by the American Planning Association. SPoT Coffee opened one of their first locations within the village.

Parks and attractions

Bidwell Parkway, a component of Frederick Law Olmsted (1822-1903) and Calvert Vaux's original parkway system, was 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. It is named for Daniel Davidson Bidwell, heir to Buffalo Banta and Bidwell Shipbuilding Co, who was also active in Buffalo's pre-civil-war militia and instrumental in organizing the city's first Police force. Bidwell Parkway is the location of the Elmwood/Bidwell Farmers Market, a producers-only market that runs every Saturday from mid-May to the end of November from 8 am to 1 pm. The Bidwell Parkway is also the location of the Annual Elmwood/Bidwell Free Summer Concert Series.

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