Buffalo — the “City of Good Neighbors” — boasts a diverse economy based primarily upon financial services, scientific research and high-technology employment. New York State’s second-largest city has produced a sustained emphasis on fostering the development of tech companies and the implementation of fiber optics within the broader region. The city also proves as an educational powerhouse, playing host to the University of Buffalo and its more than 50 globally renowned research centers. The city’s spirit of innovation will forcefully carry it for years to come. And yes, there’s a pretty impressive waterfall spot nearby.