• The University Heights is home to many unique and interesting public spaces. The "Gardens along the Median" showcase the Minnesota Avenue Block Club's passion to beautify their street.
  • Did you know University Heights is home to the third largest art gallery in the City of Buffalo? Visit UB's Anderson Gallery for FREE!

Our Mission

To maintain and enhance the quality of life within the University Heights by working with residents, property owners, block clubs, UB staff and students, law enforcement, business owners and elected officials in order to coordinate and develop resources and responsibilities within the community.


The University Heights is a unique, diverse, and affordable community located in the northeast corner of Buffalo. The Heights has seen incredible change since it’s original development in the early 20th century. It remains a highly walkable and dynamic neighborhood, with vibrant commercial districts filled with local small businesses, an eclectic mix of historic homes, a multitude of parks, and access to public transit.

Get Involved

The UHC is an umbrella organizations for the many block clubs in the neighborhood as well as acting as a sponsor for the Capen Garden Walk, University Community Farmers Market, and the University Heights Tool Library. Learn how you can get involved with these and other neighborhood initiatives.

News & Events

UB on the Green

June 29, 2015
UB on the Green, the university’s free outdoor event series catering to the University Heights neighborhood, is back for its ninth season, once again celebrating Buffalo’s summer with live music, dancing and hands-on activities for the entire family. Hosted by UB’s Office of Community Relations, the family-friendly, alcohol-free celebrations will take place from 6-8 p.m. […]
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Community Garden Planning Meeting

June 29, 2015
With the growing season well underway, it seems like a good time to meet up and talk about short and long term ideas for the Tyler Street Community Garden, plan for the rest of summer and fall, and get a jump on next year. If you’re interested in attending a planning meeting please respond to […]
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Capen Garden Walk Photo Contest

June 29, 2015
University Heights Arts Association is sponsoring a photo competition. Submit your Capen Garden Walk photos for a chance to win a prize! Participants will also be included as part of the “Capturing the Garden” exhibition that will be held in August at Amy’s Place Restaurant Buffalo Roots, Hydroponics and Organics, and Queen City Imaging as part […]
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Main St. Business Association Meeting – July 28th

June 27, 2015
Join the Main Street Business Association for their next meeting on Tuesday, July 28th at 6:30 at The Steer (3151 Main Street). If you are a business owner or entrepreneur in the neighborhood, learn about ways you can get involved as well as funding opportunities available to help Main Street thrive as a vibrant, walkable […]
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Nickel City at the CoLab

June 23, 2015
Be sure to join NIckel City Indie Market as they return to the CoLab at 9 W. Northrup Place on June 26th from 6PM – 10PM.  Nickel City Indie Market is a unique collection of local artisans working together to support one another’s creative endeavours. Products sold include custom jewelry, prints, paintings, soaps and lotions, […]
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