Hamburg, NY Homeowner's Resource Guide

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This is a guide that’s been assembled for homeowners and buyers in Hamburg, NY by Alto Home Inspection LLC, a home inspector Hamburg, NY.  This information should be useful for those who are looking to buy real estate – or already live – in either the town or village of Hamburg.  

New York’s system of cities, towns, villages and hamlets can be confusing for those moving to the state, and even for those who already live here.  Hamburg consists of both the Town of Hamburg, the Village of Hamburg and alto the Village of Blasdell.

The governments are separate from one another, and generally the taxes, restrictions and services are different between the two.  

The town itself is extends to the shore of Lake Erie on the west.  Its eastern edge is generally Abbott Road, and to the south Hickox Road creates its border with Eden.  Hamburg’s northern edge is Willet Road.

 As one of the “Southtowns”, those working Buffalo will have a northern commute that often will follow NY Route 5 and the Skyway.  (As of February, 2020 it appears that the Skyway will be replaced). 

The population of Hamburg NY is around 59,000 people, according to Areavibes.

People like living near Hamburg because of it’s somewhat trendy village, easy access to all sorts of shopping and also because houses here can be found in a variety of settings, from a tight-knit village environment to a laid back woodsy rural area.

You would be correct to assume that Hamburg was named after the European city by the same name.  Hamburg, NY was founded in 1812.

School System in Hamburg

The Hamburg Central School District is rated above average, according to Greatschools.org, and hosts around 3,590 students across 6 schools.

The school district traces its roots to 1806, when Didymus Kinney bought the land for the first school in the 18-Mile Creek valley.

Interesting information about Hamburg’s Kindergarten – 12th grade schools:

  • Elementary students are spread across four school buildings:
    • Abott Road
    • Back Creek Road
    • Charlotte Avenue
    • Pleasant Avenue
  • Hamburg Middle Schools is the only middle school facility in town
  • Those in grades 9-12 are educated at Hamburg High School, on Legion Drive

Employment in Hamburg, New York

Although most residents commute to their jobs, the town and village nevertheless employee a fair number of people.  Here we list a few of the larger categories of employment
  •  K-12 Education – The largest employer in Orchard Park happens to be the Orchard Park Central School District.
  • Light Industry – A number of small manufacturers have made Orchard Park their homes, producing a range of products from small components, to air & space and weapons defense systems.
  • Healthcare – Outpatient healthcare abounds in the village and town.  The University at Buffalo, Buffalo Medical Group and numerous private practitioners can be found in town. 
  • The Bills – Everyone knows that the Buffalo Bills call Orchard Park their home!  The stadium can be found on Abbott Rd., between Southwestern Blvd. and Big Tree Rd.  Be smart and avoid this area before and after football games, unless you want to be stuck in traffic.

Shopping and Health Opportunities

The village’s center has become a center for upscale dining and shopping over the past 10 years.  As a result, real estate prices have shot up dramatically in the village.  Prices for homes there are now often well over $300k, on up.  

But with this price comes location, and proximity to several great choices.  

A few that our home inspection clients and friends like to visit

Molly+Kate describes itself as a “lifestyle boutique” where women can find clothing and accessories.

Shine Yoga – Is run by yoga practitioner Sara, and is located in the Grange Building on Main Street in the Vilage.

The Southtowns Regional Chamber of Commerce – Alto Home Inspection, LLC is a member of the chamber, and we recommend that everyone check out their member directory to find a wide selection of business who cater to residents of Hamburg.

Recreational Activities

  • Erie County Fair –  Is held in August each year, lasts 12 days and is hosted by the 275 acre Erie County Fairgrounds.  Annual attendance averages over 1.1 million people!
  • Hamburg Farmer’s Market – Starts on the first weekend in May and ends on the last weekend of October – now running for over 35 years, the Burgerfest celebrates Hamburg, NY’s legendary birthplace of the hamburger
  • Hamburg Town Beach – This is a sandy beach on the shores of Lake Erie.  You’ll need a parking permit in order to park there, otherwise expect a big fine.
  • Woodlawn Beach State Park – Is on Lakeshore Road in the village of Blasdell, as a NY state park, anyone can visit.  It offers a 1-mile beach, as well as other outdoor amenities.

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