For grocery shopping, there are three nearby Wegmans stores: One in northern Buffalo and two in neighboring Amherst. Tonawanda has two Tops Friendly Markets stores, on Young Street and on Niagara Street. For retail shopping, Tonawanda has dollar stores and pharmacies. Buffalo and Amherst, both quick drives from Tonawanda, have a wide variety of places to shop, including Kmart, Walmart and Macy’s (at Boulevard Mall). Eastern Hills Mall is a quick trip southeast in Williamsville.
The Kenmore-Tonawanda School District serves residents here and has two high schools, two middle schools, and seven elementary schools. The local library is the Kenmore Branch on Delaware Avenue in Kenmore. The city of Buffalo has six hospitals, and Amherst has Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital.