Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls is in the northern part of the 716 area code and is the largest city in Niagara County, with a population of 50,193. The city of Niagara Falls takes its name from the famous waterfalls that are located at the southwest corner of the city. Although the city once enjoyed a large manufacturing industry, powered by the hydroelectricity provided by the Niagara River and Falls, much of the manufacturing has been outsourced to other countries and the city is considered to be part of the Rust Belt.

However, the city of Niagara Falls has been working in recent years to redevelop its economy into being based on tourism and taking advantage of the fact that Niagara Falls is an internationally-known tourist attraction that attracts about ten million people each year. One of the ways that the tourism industry has grown is the construction of the Seneca Niagara Casino and Hotel, which is owned by the Seneca Nation of Indians and is the largest hotel in New York outside of Manhattan. The city is also home to Niagara University, a private Catholic 4-year university, and a large Italian-American population, most of who live in the neighborhood known as Little Italy.

Many of the cityís attractions are tied one way or another to the Niagara River or the Niagara Falls, the most predominant one being the Niagara Falls State Park. Within the Niagara Falls State Park, there are several other attractions besides the falls themselves, including the Cave of the Winds and the Prospect Point Park observation tower. Lawyers and other professionals who are outdoor enthusiasts also enjoy spending time at Whirlpool Falls State Park and The Devilís Hole State Park, both of which are located along the Niagara River.

Other attractions that appeal to lawyers and their families located throughout the city include the 160-year old Oakwood cemetery, where Matthew Webb, the first person to swim across the English Channel, and Annie Edison Taylor, the first person to survive going over Niagara Falls in a barrel, are buried, the Aquarium of Niagara, and the Niagara Science Museum, which is dedicated to preserving 19th and early 20th Century history of physical science and has a large exhibit on Nikolai Tesla. During the spring and summer, lawyers and other professionals living and working in and around Niagara Falls enjoy going to games for both of the Niagara Falls minor league baseball teams, the Niagara Falls Rapids and the Niagara Falls Sox.