Located 40 miles northwest of downtown Minneapolis along Highway 55, Buffalo, Minnesota, is a family-friendly community on the shores of Buffalo Lake. It won the 2007 America in Bloom award for its environmental awareness, tidiness, thoughtful and beautiful landscaping, and community involvement. Buffalo is served by the Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose School District (ISD 887). The downtown area draws in visitors from the Twin Cities and St. Cloud.