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Overview of Cheektowaga

Cheektowaga is a town located in western New York in Erie County. The town is considered part of the Buffalo-Niagara Falls metropolitan area, roughly six miles east of Buffalo. Cheektowaga apartments for rent can easily be found across the roughly 25 square miles of land and offer an excellent way to join the estimated population of more than 75,000 people.

Cheektowaga is known as the largest suburb of Buffalo and sits only 10 miles south of the Canadian border. The town continues to see rapid population growth and expansion and is happy to offer something for everyone.

Living in Cheektowaga, NY

According to City Town Info, Cheektowaga's name is derived from an Erie-Seneca Indian word, "Ji-ik-do-wah-gah," which means "place of the crabapple tree." The land was transferred to American settlers after the Six Nations were defeated by the Americans during the Revolutionary War. The earliest European settler was Appollos Hitchcock in 1808, and Cheektowaga was officially established in 1839.

During Cheektowaga's early days, it existed mainly as a rural town, with numerous taverns and saw mills, as well as the production of cloth, potatoes, and other grains. Today, residents enjoy being part of one of the most progressive townships in the state of New York.

Cheektowaga Attractions and Special Events

As the southern portion of the town is part of the Buffalo Creek Reservation, Cheektowaga apartments residents have numerous opportunities to enjoy the wilderness in the nearby conservation area. One popular area attraction for those looking for a bit of premium shopping is Walden Galleria, where visitors can find a wide selection of retail shops, services, and restaurants.

Other popular area attractions include Delaware Park, Grover Cleveland Golf Course, Westwood Country Club, Elcott Creek Park, CEPA Gallery, and the Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society.

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