For grocery shopping, residents here head to nearby Depew, where you’ll find three Tops Friendly Market stores and two Wegmans supermarkets, or to West Seneca, which has three Tops markets and a Wegmans. For retail, the closest choices are in West Seneca, which has Southgate Plaza, the Shops at West Seneca and other plazas. Residents here are part of the Iroquois Central School District, a large district that also covers Marilla, Wales, Aurora, Lancaster and Bennington.
The district has three primary schools, an intermediate school, a middle school and a high school. All of the schools but two primary schools are on one expansive campus in Elma. The district regularly fares well in regional rankings. The closest hospital is Mercy Hospital Orchard Park Division in neighboring Orchard Park. The Elma Public Library is on Bowen Road.