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NWSFO BUFFALO, NY
STATION LOCATION: The office is located on Aero Drive behind the Greater Buffalo International Airport. The airport is three miles east of the Buffalo city line on Genesee Street, Route 33. Aero Drive runs parallel with Genesee Street (Holtz Road to Aero Drive). Telephones: (716) 565-0204 (listed). Address is: 587 Aero Drive, Buffalo, NY 14225-1405.
STATION ACTIVITY: The 24-hour operations consist of:
TRANSIENT AND PERMANENT LIVING ACCOMMODATIONS: Hotels and motels are available immediately adjacent to the airport. Numerous other motels are available within a 10-mile radius. Rents for apartments and flats begin at about $350.00. Three-bedroom homes sell for over $100,000 in the communities adjacent to the airport. Small villages are located within easy motoring distance. Housing facilities are typical of those available in a large metropolitan area of over a million population. The airport is actually in Cheektowaga, New York, an eastern suburb of Buffalo, with continuing expansion in living and residential accommodations along with the many suburbs in a radius of three to eight miles of the airport.
LOCAL TRANSPORTATION: Buses operate in the area and to the airport on an hourly schedule during the day and evening hours (none on Sunday). They pass anywhere from a half to one mile of the Observatory. A personally owned automobile is required and generally necessary if housing is not obtained within walking distance of the airport or the bus line serving it.
EATING FACILITIES: Available at several restaurants or motels around airport.
COMMUNITY DESCRIPTION: Buffalo, Erie County and Niagara Falls make up a large metropolitan area of over a million population, with most of the expected facilities. Schools and churches of all denominations are available, but not necessarily adjacent to the airport.
Institutions of higher learning include the State of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo State College, Canisius College, and Erie and Niagara Community Colleges. Numerous state, city and county parks and easy access to beaches on Lake Erie and Ontario provide year-round opportunities for sports and recreation. Western New York fans support the following major league teams: NFL Buffalo Bills and NHL Buffalo Sabres.
Buffalo is also home to Buffalo Bisons (AAA baseball), Buffalo Bandits (lacrosse), and Buffalo Blizzard (soccer). Skiers and snowmobilers have up to a dozen excellent resorts for winter fun between 10 and 60 miles of Buffalo. Woods of Canada are within easy motoring distance.
TAXES: In addition to Federal and State income taxes, state and county sales taxes total 8.75%. Real estate and school taxes are moderately high.
CHILD CARE FACILITIES: There are no child care facilities available within the vicinity of the office.
CLIMATE: During the cold season, the temperatures in the Niagara Frontier are moderated (warmed) somewhat by the presence of the Great Lakes. A related lake effect also produces a wide range of annual snowfall within the area. The snowfall average in recent years has been over 90 inches of snow at the airport with lesser amounts to the north and greater amounts to the south.
During the warm season, Buffalo and the Niagara Frontier experience a very pleasant climate as the presence of the lakes "air condition" the area and retards cloud formation, producing a higher percent of sunshine during the summer months than many "so called" sun belt locations. Pleasant fall weather usually characterizes the area until lake snow squalls and cloudiness begin in mid to late November.