Residents here have to take a short drive for most shopping needs. For groceries, Tops Friendly Markets has two stores in Hamburg (11 miles northeast). The closest Wegmans supermarket is on McKinley Parkway in Blasdell, about 15 miles northeast of North Collins. For retail shopping, the McKinley Mall in Hamburg has a variety of stores, including Sears, JC Penney, and Macy’s.
Hamburg also has a Walmart Supercenter on Southwestern Boulevard. The closest hospital is Mercy Hospital in Orchard Park, about 18 miles northeast of North Collins. The North Collins Central School District has a Jr.-Sr. High School and an elementary school. North Collins Public Library is on School Street, next to the Jr.-Sr. High School.