Founded in 1839 the town of Cheektowaga, NY was originally a rural farming community. It grew rapidly during the 1950s with many homes built in new subdivisions. Today Cheektowaga, NY boasts having the largest mall and airport in the Buffalo-Niagara region. The town also includes eight separate school districts and two higher education institutions at Villa Maria College and Empire State College. Cheektowaga is a great town for residences, visitors, and businesses. Derived from an Erie Seneca word meaning, “Land of the crabapple”, Cheektowaga is a suburb of Buffalo, NY and one of the largest towns in Western New York. The town is in a great location with easy access to the New York State Thruway, the Buffalo-Niagara International Airport, and is just 10 minutes from the Canadian Border and Niagara Falls.