For 40 years, the venerable Essex Arts Center has been a major presence in the West Side of Buffalo. Located right off Richmond Avenue in Buffalo, the Essex Street/Rhode Island street neighborhood has recently undergone a major transformation and is quickly becoming a hot spot for real estate investment.

The Essex Arts Center is proud to call two of Buffalo’s top restaurants, Left Bank and Prime 490 as its neighbors. Urban Roots garden center is just a few blocks down on Rhode Island Street. Local legendary bar The Essex Street Pub has been a meeting spot for local hipsters for many years.

The neighborhood is also populated with community leaders, artists, writers, and musicians. It is certainly one of the best kept secrets in Buffalo.