South Ellicott Apartments for Rent(hide neighborhood information)
The South Ellicott neighborhood in Buffalo, New York is south of downtown Buffalo. The zip code for the area is 14210. New York Route 190 runs east and west in the center of this district. The neighborhood is bordered by South Park Street on the south, Smith Street on the east, South Division Street and East Eagle Street on the north, and Louisiana Street/Highway 5 on the west. The JFK Recreation Center is on the northwest corner of the neighborhood.
The area is comprised of single-family homes, multi-story apartments, and condos. Students can attend the State University of New York University of Buffalo, which has three campuses located in the north, south, and downtown areas of Buffalo. Residents enjoy the quick and easy access to downtown Buffalo.
South Ellicott was named for a surveyor named Joseph Ellicott, who chose the site of Buffalo for the Holland Land Company in 1797. In 1801, he laid out the village of Buffalo, and he later became the First Judge in the Court of Genesee County. It was Ellicott who advised the construction of a canal from Lake Erie to the Hudson River, and he later supervised the canal’s construction. The Ellicott Square Building is a 10-story structure that was built in 1896. It was the largest office building in the world at that time.
The JFK Recreation Center hosts the Buffalo Soccer Club. Originally built in 1916 as Bennett Park, the area was later incorporated into the larger John F. Kennedy Recreation Area.