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

Linear Park & Rail Trail Spring Cleanup

May 4, 2016
Join your fellow community members on Sunday, May 15th from 11AM – 1PM to cleanup the newly upgraded Linear Park and North Buffalo Rail Trail and show our appreciation for these neighborhood assets! Meet at the Tool Library (5 W. Northrup Place). We’ll provide all the supplies & snacks! Log your hours and find more […]
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Capen Garden Walk – Invitation to Gardeners!

May 2, 2016
Dear Neighbor, We invite you to participate in the 15th annual Samuel P. Capen Garden Walk on Saturday, July 16 by sharing your garden or visiting the gardens in our neighborhood. All gardens are welcome; no garden is too big or too small! The Samuel P. Capen Garden Walk, a University Heights tradition since 2002, […]
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Bicycle Breakfast on the Rail Trail

May 1, 2016
Grab a healthy snack at the rail-trail convergence on your way to or from school, work, or service. Just to say thank you for riding along the Buffalo-Tonawanda rail-trail, a separated bike and pedestrian pathway in the University Heights neighborhood. Location (click for Google Map of location):  University Heights rail-trail convergence, Buffalo NY Dates (click […]
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DIY Little Libraries Workshop

April 29, 2016
Learn by doing at this FREE DIY Workshop! Help us construct 20 little libraries that will be auctioned off to support the work and the missions of the Tool Library and the Foundry Join us for a DIY Little Libraries workshop series free and open to the public for teaching the ins and outs of […]
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Great American Cleanup 2016

April 18, 2016
The Keep America Beautiful Great American Cleanup is the nation’s largest community improvement program, engaging more than 5 million volunteers and participants every year to create positive change and lasting impact in local communities. Local affiliate Keep WNY Beautiful and the University Heights Tool Library want to help local efforts and will be providing a […]
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