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Welcome to Niagara, NY


Niagara is a town in the southwestern corner of Niagara County that if often confused with the city of Niagara Falls. The town came first, but when the city was established in the late 1800s, Niagara Falls took about half of the town’s land and subsequent annexations reduced the size of the town even more (it’s now just 9 square miles). Further confusing things, Niagara has no separate post office – the town is served by the LaSalle office in Niagara Falls – so the mailing addresses in town are Niagara Falls. The town and its more famous neighboring city are almost interchangeable.


There are all kinds of places to shop and dine in Niagara and Niagara Falls. For groceries, there’s a Wegmans supermarket on Military Road and Tops Friendly Markets stores on Portage Road and Niagara Falls Boulevard. For retail, you’ll find a Walmart Supercenter, a Kmart, a Home Depot and the Niagara Falls Fashion Outlet Mall, as well as national-chain pharmacies and dollar stores.

Recreation & Entertainment

The town of Niagara is more known for its shopping, including the Fashion Outlet Mall and Walmart. The city of Niagara Falls has oodles of things to do and see, namely the falls themselves. Niagara Falls State Park, the first state park in the country, includes attractions like the Cave of the Winds and the Maid of the Mist, both of which get visitors an up-close look at the falls. Niagara Falls has the Niagara Gorge Discovery Center and Prospect Point, which has an observation deck and more.

Transportation & Traffic

Interstate 190 (the Niagara Expressway) runs through the western part of town. Other highways here include the east-west Route 31, the north-south Route 62 and Route 61.

Pros & Cons

In the town of Niagara, you get the proximity of all of Niagara Falls’ attractions without the hustle-bustle. Plus, the neighboring town of Lewiston has several historic sites and attractions. The town of Niagara is part of a smaller school district separate of the Niagara Falls City School District.