Livability Score

86
/100
i The AreaVibes Livability Score evaluates 9 different categories and creates an overall score out of 100. The higher the score, the better the area.

amenities C+

There are some amenities close to this location.
Coffee (3) F
Tim Hortons
Coffee Shop
Tim Hortons
Coffee Shop
Tim Hortons
Coffee Shop
Tim Hortons
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Tim Hortons
Coffee Shop
The Gateway Cafe & Grill
Coffee Shop
Tim Hortons
Coffee Shop
Tim Hortons
Coffee Shop
Sneak Peek Cafe
Coffee Shop
Tim Hortons
Coffee Shop
Tim Hortons
Coffee Shop
Entertainment (6) F
Unknown Name
Stadium
North Tonawanda History Museum
Museum
Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum
Museum
Railroad Museum of the Niagara Frontier
Museum
River Art Gallery & Gifts
Art Gallery
Riviera Theatre
Theatre Arts
Benjamin Long Homestead Musuem
Museum
Historical Society of the Tonawandas Resource Center
Museum
Patrick Sean Daley Studios
Art Gallery
Historical Society of the Tonawandas
Museum
Cherry Laurel Lanes
Bowling Alley
Tonawanda Bowling Center
Bowling Alley
Gene Masters Field
Stadium
Tonawanda-Kenmore Historical Society
Museum
Food and Drink (17) C+
Ted's Hot Dogs
Fast Food
McDonald's
Fast Food
Burger King
Fast Food
Yankee Spirits
Alcohol
Subway
Fast Food
Pizza Amore
Fast Food
Jamie's Ice Cream
Sweets
Mighty Taco
Fast Food
Subway
Fast Food
Broadway Hotel
Bar
Platter's Chocolate Factory
Sweets
KFC
Fast Food
Taco Bell
Fast Food
Prosper Brewing
Bar
Dwyer's Irish Pub
Bar
Canal Club 62
Bar
Canalside Wine & Spirits
Alcohol
Dairy Queen
Fast Food
Mooney's Sports Bar & Grill
Bar
Subway
Fast Food
Burger King
Fast Food
Hello, Sweets! Candy & Pop Shop
Sweets
Tonawanda Wine & Liquor
Alcohol
Squire's Tap Room
Bar
Stamps
Bar
Fitness (1) F
Timberstrength Health + Wellness
Gym
Tonawanda Senior Citizens Center
Community Centre
Orchid Adult Daycare
Community Centre
Unknown Name
Community Centre
Free Time Fitness 24/7
Gym
Spark Fitness
Gym
BAC for Women
Gym
Beast Unleashed Fitness
Gym
Groceries (6) F
Tops
Grocery Store
Save-A-Lot
Grocery Store
The Market in the Square
Grocery Store
Unknown Name
Grocery Store
Walmart Supercenter
Grocery Store
Just Say Cheesecake
Bakery
Tops
Grocery Store
ALDI
Grocery Store
Wegmans
Grocery Store
Tops
Grocery Store
Black Angus Meats
Butcher
Tops
Grocery Store
Rose's Best of Health
Health Food
Fit Fuel
Health Food
Asia Food Market
Grocery Store
Parks (26) A+
Unknown Name
Playground
Payne Park
Park
Payne Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Park
Fishermens Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Park
Pine Woods Park
Park
Gratwick Waterfront Park
Park
Gratwick Riverside Park
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Brauer Park
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Gateway Harbor
Park
East Niagara Park
Park
Shops (33) A+
Barton's Home Outlet
Home Improvement
Speedway
Convenience Store
Dollar Tree
Discount Store
Supercuts
Hairdresser
Mid-City Opticians
Optician
NT Nails
Beauty
Classy Nails
Beauty
Metro by T-Mobile
Electronics
T-Mobile
Electronics
Gentleman's Club Barber Shop
Hairdresser
Looks by Lee
Hairdresser
Valu Home Center
Home Improvement
Dollar General
Discount Store
Salon Imagination
Hairdresser
The Lash of Elegance
Beauty
N.T. Convenience
Convenience Store
7-Eleven
Convenience Store
Hock's Flower Shop
Florist
7-Eleven
Convenience Store
Tattered Tulip Home
Furniture
Shear Magic Salon
Hairdresser
Charlie's Barber Shop
Hairdresser
Spritually Rooted
Gift Shop
Martinsville Soapworks
Beauty
Dollar Tree
Discount Store
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commute A+

Of all people who commute, 0.6% take public transportation in North Tonawanda.
Public Transit Stops (9)
Stops & Stations
A+
Payne Ave & East Ave (NB)
Bus Stop
Payne Ave & East Ave (SB)
Bus Stop
15th Ave (SB)
Bus Stop
Meadow Dr & Marcia Dr (EB)
Bus Stop
Payne Ave & Meadow Dr (NB)
Bus Stop
Goundry St & Main St (WB)
Bus Stop
Goundry St & Manhattan St (WB)
Bus Stop
Goundry St & Main St (EB)
Bus Stop
Webster St & Tremont St (NB)
Bus Stop
Niagara St & Main St (EB)
Bus Stop
Broad St & Delaware St (EB)
Bus Stop
Broad St & Delaware St (WB)
Bus Stop
Seymour St & Adam St (NB)
Bus Stop
Broad St & Main St (WB)
Bus Stop
Wales Avenue Tonawanda Industrial Park
Bus Stop
East Robinson Rd & Niagara Falls Blvd
Bus Stop
East Robinson Rd & Niagara Falls Blvd
Bus Stop
Niagara Falls Blvd & Creekside Dr (NB)
Bus Stop
Niagara Falls Blvd & Creekside Dr (SB)
Bus Stop
Niagara Falls Blvd & Irvington Dr (SB)
Bus Stop
Niagara Falls Blvd & Irvington Dr (NB)
Bus Stop
Niagara Falls Blvd & Ellicott Creek Rd (SB)
Bus Stop
Niagara Falls Blvd & Irwin Place (NB)
Bus Stop
Delaware St & Utica Ave (NB)
Bus Stop
Niagara Falls Blvd & Forbes Ave (SB)
Bus Stop
Workers Taking Public Transit
0.6%
F
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cost of living A+

The cost of living in North Tonawanda is 85/100 - which is 28% lower than New York.
Cost of Living
Goods & Services, Housing, etc.
A+
Tax Rates
Income & Sales Tax
F
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crime A+

North Tonawanda crime rates are 1,134 per 100k, which is 36% lower than New York
Property Crime
1,003 crimes per 100k
A-
Violent Crime
130 crimes per 100k
A+
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employment C-

The median income in North Tonawanda is $50,575 - which is 17% lower than New York.
Med. Household Income
$50,575
D+
Unemployment Rate
5.3%
F
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health A+

There are some hospitals, police and fire stations.
Health & Safety (9)
Dentist, Doctor, Hospital, etc.
A
North Tonawanda Family Dentistry
Dentist
Walgreens
Pharmacy
Unknown Name
Fire Station
North Tonawanda Fire Department Engine 7
Fire Station
Aspire Family Dental
Dentist
Rite Aid
Pharmacy
Walmart Pharmacy
Pharmacy
DeGraff Memorial Hospital
Hospital
Unknown Name
Fire Station
Western New York Dental Group
Dentist
Walgreens
Pharmacy
Tops Pharmacy
Pharmacy
St. Johnsburg Volunteer Fire Company
Fire Station
City of Tonawanda Police Department
Police
Adams Fire Dept
Fire Station
Better Smile of Western New York
Dentist
WellNow Urgent Care
Clinic
Walgreens
Pharmacy
University Pediatric Dentistry
Dentist
Choice 1 Dental
Dentist
Niagara Hose Co. #3
Fire Station
Creekside Dentistry
Dentist
Brighton Volunteer Fire Company
Fire Station
Dr. SamerK. Riad
Dentist
Ellicott Creek Fire Co.
Fire Station
Air Quality
Median Air Quality
A-
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housing A+

North Tonawanda home prices are $109,200 - which is 62% lower than New York
Home Price
$109,200
F
Home Appreciation Rate
3%
B-
Home Affordability
2.2x (home price to income ratio)
A+
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schools B

The North Tonawanda graduation rate is 88% - which is 8% higher than New York
School Test Scores
57%
D+
High School Grad. Rates
88%
B
Elementary Schools (7) F
Meadow School
Ohio Elementary School
Spruce School
Drake School
The Baptist School
St John Lutheran School
New Life Christian School
St Christopher Elementary School
Tonawanda Middle/High School
Fletcher Elementary School
Errick Road Elementary School
Mullen Elementary School
Veronica E Connor Middle School
Glendale Elementary School
Riverview Elementary School
High Schools (2) D-
North Tonawanda High School
The Baptist School
New Life Christian School
Tonawanda Middle/High School
Grand Island Senior High School
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ratings B-

North Tonawanda has an overall rating of 69% from 9 reviews.
User Reviews (3)
From AreaVibes
C
User Surveys (6)
From AreaVibes
A
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North Tonawanda Area Facts

  • North Tonawanda has a Livability Score of 86/100, which is considered exceptional
  • North Tonawanda crime rates are 36% lower than the New York average
  • Cost of living in North Tonawanda is 28% lower than the New York average

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Love it here! 5 rating By Anonymous ( Jun 17, 2021) My husband and I bought a house in North Tonawanda about a year ago, and I'm so glad that we did. I could go on forever about how great this little city is. It is safe (especially as far as cities go), the city is well kept. I have not felt uncomfortable or afraid once. We've eve ...Read More n accidentally left our garage open all night long, several times - nobody went near it. The people here care about their neighborhood/yards/etc. and work hard to keep the city nice. There are many parks all around, and there is a beautiful long bike trail that is easy to access from most areas in the city! It is also easy to get to the parks by bike, and to get onto the River bike trail which leads to Niagara Falls/Buffalo! There are many places to eat and nice unique local shops around, of all different sorts. The roads and services here, in my opinion, are second to none. I have yet to find a bad road, only a pothole here and there (and I haven't seen many of those either). I've seen entire streets that would be better off as dirt roads in other cities, but here, the roads are mostly in good shape. After snowfall, the streets are plowed and clear by the time I wake up in the early morning. Our neighbors are very friendly and considerate and our street is almost abnormally quiet and calm. Everything is easily accessible by bike, and there are bike racks for the public to use in busier areas of the city. There seem to be very few abandoned houses around the city as well... as I write this, it is mid-June and I have yet to see an abandoned house with 4ft high grass.
North Tonawanda is a beautiful, quaint city right on the water, and this place has so much to offer. From the Santa parade float that graces the city streets around Christmas time, the buzzing of the activity and shops along Webster street, the food and dining, the fresh produce and infinite shopping options at the Farmer's Market (even in the winter!), the accessibility of groceries/car repair/pharmacy/parks around the city - I have not yet found a single thing to dislike about NT. We overpaid for our house and I was glad to do it to be part of such a great community! Read Less
Come For The Food, Stay For The Conveniences 4 rating By Anonymous ( May 14, 2018) Located just outside of Buffalo, North Tonawanda is no stranger to good food. By far the one thing I always look forward to when coming home to visit. There’s something for everyone here, but the city is in need of renovations and constructions. It may be due to our usually har ...Read More sh winters, but there are potholes almost everywhere. School should also decrease areas for their bus routes. Sometimes I feel it can be a bit unsafe for kids to walk to and from school. Crime isn’t as some places, but can be a bit questionable to say the least.

Otherwise, being in North Tonawanda, you’re at the epicenter of everything. At most a 15 minute drive from the countless numbers of shops, stores, parks and playgrounds. You can find almost anything, with so many cultures in and around the center, we really benefit from a wide variety of food choices. If anything, and I cannot say this enough, the food is reason enough for me to come home regularly. Read Less
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Pot holes, flooding, and chemical waste dumps 0.5 rating By justchill ( Apr 26, 2018) It's an old suburb with some history but it offers no attractions year round. There's only a few canal concerts in the direct area in the summer and the seaway trail is technically in Tonawanda, not North Tonawanda. The city has poor upkeep for its roads and just about every stre ...Read More et is littered with pot holes. Some streets will flood if we get too much rain, this suburb was built over marsh land. The crime is low, a lot of money that should go into infrastructure, goes into the police department or town hall. They also recently discovered that the waste dump on Forbes Street also has the same toxic chemicals as the Love Canal incident. There's still a class action lawsuit in progress for residents that have lived on Forbes street and suffered from ailments due to the surrounding waste. The only positive thing I would say North Tonawanda has to offer is plenty of fair priced apartments. Instead of paying $1200 for a studio apartment downtown Buffalo, you can pay half and get a 1 bdrm apt in N. Tonawanda. It's a place for cheap apartments and houses to retire in. I would not recommend living here for prolong periods of time. Simply because of the surrounding waste dumps in the area that have been linked to cancer. Read Less

North Tonawanda Awards

C+ Amenities

Are there many local amenities in North Tonawanda? Yes, there are some amenities close to this location.

Parks

Unknown Name
Payne Park
Payne Park
Unknown Name
Unknown Name
Fishermens Park
Unknown Name
Unknown Name

Entertainment

Unknown Name
North Tonawanda History Museum
Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum
Railroad Museum of the Niagara Frontier
River Art Gallery & Gifts
Riviera Theatre
Benjamin Long Homestead Musuem
Historical Society of the Tonawandas Resource Center

Food & Drink

Ted's Hot Dogs
McDonald's
Burger King
Yankee Spirits
Subway
Pizza Amore
Jamie's Ice Cream
Mighty Taco

C+ Commute

Is public transit available in North Tonawanda? Of all people who commute, 0.6% take public transportation in North Tonawanda.
Drive to Work
86%

10% higher than the US average

Take Public Transit
1%

5% lower than the US average

Walk to Work
1%

2% lower than the US average

B- Health & Safety

Is North Tonawanda a healthy and safe place to live? Yes, there are some hospitals, police and fire stations.

Hospitals

DeGraff Memorial Hospital

Pharmacies

Rite Aid
Walmart Pharmacy
Walgreens

Doctors

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