Introduction to East Aurora, New York
East Aurora, New York, in Erie county, is 11 miles SE of Cheektowaga, New York and 15 miles SE of Buffalo, New York. Part of the surrounding Buffalo-Niagara Falls metro area, East Aurora is home to some 6,673 residents.
East Aurora History
East Aurora was founded in 1804, and officially incorporated in 1874. It was once the base for Fisher Price, the famous toy manufacturer. East Aurora is located in Erie County, which was established in 1821 out of Niagara County and consisted of lands extending from Tonawanda Creek to Cattaraugus Creek.
East Aurora and nearby Attractions
- Aurora Historical Museum
- Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site
- Beaver Island State Park
- Buffalo Zoo
- Martin's Fantasy Island
- Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens
Things To Do In East Aurora
Nearby museums include the Elbert Hubbard Roycroft Museum, the Bennington Historical Society Museum and the Albright-Knox Art Gallery. Beaver Island State Park offers hunting, fishing, hiking and skiing opportunities. Martin's Fantasy Island and the Buffalo Zoo are accessible from East Aurora as well.
East Aurora Transportation
Buffalo Niagara International Airport is nearby.
East Aurora Higher Education
Local colleges include Erie Community College, Canisius College, D'youville College and SUNY College.