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Welcome to Pendleton, NY


Pendleton is a town in south-central Niagara County, bordered to the north by Cambria; to the north and east by Lockport; to the south by Tonawanda Creek and, beyond that, Erie County (town of Amherst); and to the west by Wheatfield and North Tonawanda. Pendleton has primarily been a farming community, but more land has been rezoned in recent years for housing and businesses. The town now has about 6,400 residents. Nearby Amherst is a bustling community with lots of places to shop and dine.


Pendleton has a few small businesses, shops and restaurants, but you’re going to have to travel to Lockport or Amherst for most shopping needs. Not to worry, both are nearby: For grocery shopping, Amherst has a Wegmans supermarket on Niagara Falls Boulevard (6 miles southwest of Pendleton) and four Top’s Friendly Markets stores (on Transit Road, Main Street, Maple Road and Niagara Falls Boulevard). Lockport also has three Top’s Friendly Markets. The closest is on South Transit Road, 6 miles northeast. For retail shopping, Lockport has a Walmart Supercenter, a Bon Ton clothing store, a Walgreen’s and several specialty- and gift shops. Amherst has a lot of shopping options, including Boulevard Mall (which has Sears and JC Penney, among many others), a Target, and much more. Amherst has plenty of restaurants including major national chains. Route 78 (also called Transit Road), which runs north-south along the eastern edge of Pendleton, is lined with all kinds of places to shop and eat.

Recreation & Entertainment

Unless you’re talking about outdoor activities, your best bets for things to do are in Lockport and Amherst. Lockport has boat tours of the Erie Canal and the canal locks, a cave tour, the historic Palace Theatre, the Kenan Center, and Skateland. Amherst is home to a movie-theater multiplex, the Screening Room Cinema Café, the University at Buffalo stadium (football and track and field events) and more. Amherst also is home to three colleges, which often host entertainment events, and cultural institutions like MusicalFair Theatre and the Amherst Symphony.

Transportation & Traffic

Route 78 is a busy, well-traveled highway known as Transit Road that runs north-south along Pendleton’s eastern border. Route 93 is the main east-west highway here.

Pros & Cons

It’s not so much what’s here but what’s nearby. Lockport and Amherst both are just minutes away and both have plenty of places to shop and dine, things to do and services like hospitals and colleges. Meanwhile, Pendleton is a quiet, rural community with plenty of open space.