Welcome to Middleport New York – Small Town Charm and Just What You’re Looking For…
Middleport New York is more of a village in Niagara County rather than its own major city. It’s located just west of Medina and east of Gasport between Highway 104 and Highway 31 and is home to about 2000 residents. It’s part of the Buffalo and Niagara Falls Metro area nestled on the eastern edge of the county, primarily inside the boundaries of the Town of Royalton but a small part is in Hartland. It offers a port on the Erie Canal which runs east and west to the center of the village.
Middleport has a history dating back to the early 1800s before the canal reached the community. The Erie Canal was opened along its entire length in 1825 building up the community as a more important location and port on the canal. The Village of Middleport was incorporated in 1872 and several buildings are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Middleport is nestled in the vicinity of the Niagara Wine Trail just minutes from Lake Ontario and about an hour from Buffalo, Niagara Falls, and Rochester. This area has been popular for both lovers and water enthusiasts and the towpath on the north side of the Erie Canal gives folks a place to enjoy bike riding, jogging, and even cross-country skiing in the winter.
Residents with school-age children are assigned to the Royalton-Heartland Central School District and students are generally assigned to the Royalton-Hartline high school, the Royalton-Hartland middle school, and the Royalton-Heartland elementary school.
What it’s like living in the Village of Middleport
Residents here appreciate a slower walk of life. Most residents are within walking distance from the police and fire department, a few medical centers, the post office, public library, all the schools, restaurants, churches, and playgrounds and parks. You’ll likely find porch swings, American flags hanging from doors and overhangs, and a general sense of a tightknit community.
The canal banks offer plenty of grassy space and trees for picnics or simply enjoying the water and we have a variety of special events and activities year-round such as the Arbor Day ceremony, community yard sales, Memorial Day parades, Canal Duck Derby, Labor Day parades, holiday craft shows and tree lighting ceremonies as well as Veterans Day services. This is a safe, comfortable, and historic place to call home.
But don’t necessarily take my word for it, here’s what locals say about living in Middleport New York.
“We just moved into the neighborhood in October and we love it so far! It is very friendly oriented and very quiet at night. I love the country feel to it. Great place to raise children.”
“Middleport is a small cozy town, with an old-time vibe to it. It is a great place to raise kids and its a town of friendly neighbors”
“Middleport is a safe environment for families, it is a comfortable community that makes you feel like you’re home.” Niche.com
Favorite Places to Eat in Middleport
While there are not a lot of choices rub in Middleport, what is available is fantastic. Here are our favorites:
Pony’s Irish Pub – Located on Main Street in downtown Middleport is this fun and funky joint featuring happy hour, fantastic bar games, a great beer selection, and fabulous wings. It’s a great place to spend a Saturday evening with your buddies or grab a lunch to go on your way out onto the canal.
Portside Café & Bakery – the home of large portions and sugar highs, this Café and bakery includes delicious homemade baked goods, cinnamon rolls, and even gluten-free or sugar-free options. Whether it’s a quick sandwich or breakfast with a friend, Port Said is a great location in downtown right across the street from the Irish pub.
Village Pizzeria – This is your place to get some of the best pies in the entire county. From deep dish to homemade sausage, fabulous pepperoni, and homemade salads, this is your Wednesday night/family night/game night go-to.
Darrell’s Place – Located out on the highway on telegraph Road or Highway 31, Darrell’s Place is a Middleport icon. Serving breakfast lunch and dinner as well as a full take-out menu, here’s well you’ll find the old fashion Kentucky hot brown, club sandwiches, and fabulous eggs Benedict.
B & B BBQ – I don’t think we could cram anymore B’s into that name but if you’re looking for some top-notch barbecue, delicious coleslaw, and dry rub ribs, this barbecue joint out on the highway serves up some of the best.
Homes for Sale in Middleport NY
Middleport is generally an affordable place to call home and 61% of residents own their own homes. There’s a median home value of about $90,000 with affordable rent under $700 per month. You’ll find village homes starting at about $100,000 up to larger historical estates and properties of over $250,000. It’s considered one of the lowest cost of living locations in the state and offers a median household income of about $45,000.
For more information on homes for sale in Middleport New York, browse available listings on my website or contact my office at any time to schedule a showing.
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