WELCOME TO Tonawanda
An award-winning neighborhood bursting with small-town charm and opportunity.
Known as Buffalo’s first suburb, the Tonawanda neighborhood is a close-knit, peaceful village located north of the city. Surrounded by tree-lined streets, family-owned businesses, art galleries, and theaters, Tonawanda is an up-and-coming neighborhood bursting with character and charm. The award-winning neighborhood has been called named one of the highest-rated communities in Western New York and one of the top ten great neighborhoods of the United States by the American Planning Association.
Originally part of the City of Tonawanda, the Town of Tonawanda was incorporated in 1808 and was purchased to expand the farming communities south of Buffalo. Today, Tonawanda is home to a thriving business district, charming neighborhoods, and a laid-back lifestyle minutes from downtown Buffalo.
WHAT TO LOVE
Residents enjoy the peaceful, laid-back atmosphere of Tonawanda. The tight-knit community is family-friendly and with many great schools in the area, Tonawanda welcomes many young families and professionals. Downtown Buffalo is minutes away by car, so residents enjoy the best of both worlds: small-town amenities within walking distance and a short commute to a bustling big city. There are many diverse and unique dining options in Tonawanda and the neighborhood is known for its rich culture and thriving art scene. Living in Tonawanda is perfect for those seeking a quiet and charming community close to the luxury amenities of downtown Buffalo.
DINING, ENTERTAINMENT, AND SHOPPING
Texas Road House is a traditional, steak house. On the menu you will find several different options for dining including, steaks, salads, BBQ, & more! Check out this awesome restaurant as its not one you would want to miss out on. Mississippi Mud's is a Tonawanda treasure. Family-owned for over 50 years, Mississippi Mud’s serves the best ice cream in town and is known for its excellent service and hospitality. Stop by to indulge in the old-fashioned ice cream menu or choose from hundreds of candy options, including homemade chocolate and fudge.
Performances with the Riviera Theatre is a great way to experience the thriving nightlife of Tonawanda . The theatre company was established in 1929 to support an emerging group of theatre-goers in Tonawanda and holds performances throughout the community. They offer classes and workshops in addition to annual productions and private coaching for all ages. Bring the family to Tonawanda Lanes for birthday parties, Midnight Bowling, and special events! The family-friendly space features 32 lanes, a restaurant and lounge, sports bar, and private event space for celebrations.
THINGS TO DO
The Tonawanda Farmers’ Market runs from June through October at the Tonawanda Municipal Green on Sunday mornings. The market brings dozens of local food vendors and handmade artists together to support the community and features special events each week.
Tonawanda Days is a popular community festival held annually over three days in June. The event has been running since the 1970s and begins with a concert on Municipal Green each year and features dozens of food trucks, live music, a carnival, an outdoor movie, vintage trucks, and an incredible fireworks show that lights up the entire Tonawanda neighborhood.
VENU is Buffalo’s largest two-story concert venue and hosts local and popular artists from around the country. VENU has frequent special events, especially around the holidays, and is Tonawanda ’s go-to destination for a thriving nightlife experience. Showcasing talented DJs every weekend, VENU is a great spot to enjoy new music in their concert space and grab dinner and drinks in their restaurant.
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