West Seneca is a suburb of Buffalo and is located in the southern half of the 716 area code. Its population is 44,711 people. The town was not settled until the mid-19th century because it was the location of the Buffalo Creek Indian Reservation and had been closed to white settlement for many years until the 1840s, when it was settled by the Community of True Inspiration. In 2010, Bloomberg Businessweek voted West Seneca at the best place to raise children in the state of New York, and it continues to be a popular place for lawyers and other professionals to raise their families. Since West Seneca is a suburb, the majority of lawyers and other professionals commute into Buffalo to work.
West Seneca has a very active community sports program and many organized recreational sports leagues and clubs for children, including cheerleading, football, baseball, and swimming. Schwabl’s, a restaurant, is famous for its preparation of the regional food "beef on weck" and was featured on an episode of Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations. Lawyers and other professionals who appreciate early modern art and nature enthusiasts enjoy going to the Charles E. Burchfield Nature & Art Center, which showcases several of Charles E. Burchfield’s paintings and has 20 hiking and walking trails on its grounds.