Lewiston is a village in northwest Niagara County, N.Y. The community is only a short drive from the city of Niagara Falls and the lower Niagara River. Residents are also just about 30 minutes away from Buffalo, 90 minutes from Rochester, and an hour and 45 minutes away from Toronto. Although the community is quiet and small, the area's 500-mile radius around the village is where 62 percent of the Canadian population and 50 percent of the United States' population resides. Lewiston apartments for rent are centrally located for opportunities to travel throughout the East Coast and into the Great White North. According to statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau, roughly 2,700 residents live in Lewiston today.
Much of the history of Lewiston stems from its close proximity to Niagara Falls and its position as the last stop on the Underground Railroad, which allowed slaves to cross the border into Canada in search of freedom. Lewistown was the first European settlement in western New York during the 1600s and 1700s when the French and British traders lived in the area.
Today, many people who live in Lewiston rentals and homes experience the rich history of the town because many of the homes and buildings are still standing from the 1800s. Although many people still cherish the community for its history, it has progressed into a modern commercial, cultural, and recreational center.
Since the 1960s, residents of Lewiston have attended the annual art festival. The community's signature event hosts more than 175 artists and fine crafters along the quaint streets of beautiful Lewiston. The family-friendly celebration is a one-of-a-kind event for art, music, food, and street performances. Each year the Lewiston Art Festival is the perfect way to end the summer.
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