Why Live in Lewiston New York?

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Lewiston New York is a unique part of the state set right on the border between Canada and the US along the Niagara River. Just minutes from the famous Niagara Falls, this unique town is deeply rooted in history. It’s quite different from the surrounding communities of Niagara Falls (US), Blair Ville, Northridge, and Youngstown. It’s a popular tourist destination but also a great location for homebuyers. Why choose Lewiston?

Lewiston is the home where Niagara Falls was born nearly 12,000 years ago. It was one of the first locations where early French explorers traded with the Indians and opened the Great Lakes to commerce. It’s the location where the US invaded Canada in the war of 1812 eventually being pushed back. Lewiston is steeped in history and is known as the Freedom Crossing.

Home to about 20,000 residents, Lewiston and the Village of Lewiston feature a variety of communities and neighborhoods as well as parks, recreation options, and tourist destinations. In 2015, Lewiston was ranked as the most affluent community in Niagara County and the eighth overall in Western New York. It’s home to various businesses and entertainment venues including the Niagara Falls Country Club, Edwin Mellon Press, Lewiston based publishing house, and New York Power Authority’s Robert Moses Niagara Power Plant, 65-acre reservoir and hydroelectric power plant.

Of course, Lewiston is home to Niagara Falls so there are plenty of attractions and activities for visitors and guests such as boat tours, Theater in the Nest, and multiple campgrounds, restaurants and shops. Famous restaurants include Gallo Coal Fire Kitchen with woodfired pizzas up to 1000°, or our own little Syros Restaurant, featuring home-cooked to Greek food.


The housing market in Lewiston is pretty active right now. There are several properties for sale listed between $100,000 and $700,000 and living this close to the river means you have beautiful views, a vibrant economy, and you just 30 minutes from downtown Buffalo. Whether it’s a five-bedroom, two-story brick estate home on several acres or a single-family home in a well-established neighborhood, there’s something for everyone in Lewiston. There are very little homeowner associations so you won’t have extra dues like in some of the communities in Buffalo and major surrounding towns.

If you’re looking to move here in this darling little New York town, there are plenty of perks, benefits, and great schools. Start your online search here for all Lewiston NY real estate and contact my office at any time to schedule a showing.

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