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Grand Island, New York

Grand Island is a town located in Erie County, New York, with a population of just over 20K residents. Grand Island lies in the heart of the Niagara River, between Canada and the United States, Buffalo and Niagara Falls. And yes, it’s an Island, the size of Manhattan, covered in trees, parks, quaint restaurants, trails, kayak launches, boat marinas, and leafy residential neighborhoods. Despite its peaceful setting, Grand Island is just 10 minutes from the edge of Niagara Falls (the mist looms over our north-western half), 10 minutes from a Sabres Game in Buffalo, and 10 minutes from some of the best shops and museums our region has to offer. Throughout the history of Grand Island, the town has been characterized as a resort town, where local aristocrats like Grover Cleveland spent the summer, a lumber town, covered in white oaks, and even a colonial battleground

Citation: U.S. Census Bureau (2020). American Community Survey 5-year estimates. Retrieved from Census Reporter Profile page for Grand Island town, Erie County, NY <>