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Around Grand Island ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Buffalo. It is located about 10 miles [16 km] to the southeast of Grand Island. Buffalo has a population of 254,000 people.<1>.

The next largest community is Saint Catharines (ON). It is located about 17 miles [ km] to the northwest of Grand Island and has a population of 132,000 people.

For comparison, Grand Island has a population of 21,800 people.

Below is a sample of nearby communities: Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance .<2>

  • Black Creek Village [Niagara County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Black Creek Village
    • Black Creek Village [Niagara County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the north of Grand Island
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Black Creek Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Black Creek Village
  • Ferry Village [Erie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ferry Village
    • Ferry Village [Erie County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the south of Grand Island
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ferry Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Grandyle Village [Erie County]
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    • Grandyle Village [Erie County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the south of Grand Island
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grandyle Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Kenmore [Erie County]
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    • Kenmore [Erie County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Grand Island
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,947 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kenmore<4>
  • Niagara Falls [Niagara County]
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    • Niagara Falls [Niagara County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Grand Island
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 47,392 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Niagara Falls
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Niagara Falls<4>
  • Niagara [Niagara County]
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    • Niagara [Niagara County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the north of Grand Island
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,000 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Niagara have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Continue List   (9 more) ...
    • North Tonawanda [Niagara County]
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      • North Tonawanda [Niagara County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the east of Grand Island
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 30,050 people
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    • Park Village [Niagara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Park Village
      • Park Village [Niagara County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the east of Grand Island
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Park Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Park Village
    • Saint Johnsburg [Niagara County]
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      • Saint Johnsburg [Niagara County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northeast of Grand Island
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    • Tonawanda [Erie County]
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      • Tonawanda [Erie County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southeast of Grand Island
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 71,291 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tonawanda have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tonawanda
    • Tonawanda [Erie County]
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      • Tonawanda [Erie County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the east of Grand Island
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,755 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tonawanda have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tonawanda
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tonawanda<4>
    • Wheatfield [Niagara County]
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      • Wheatfield [Niagara County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Grand Island
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,988 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wheatfield have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wheatfield
    • Black Creek
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Black Creek
      • Black Creek lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southwest of Grand Island
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Black Creek
    • Chippawa
    • Douglastown
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Douglastown
      • Douglastown lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southwest of Grand Island
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Douglastown

For more communities neighboring Grand Island, please visit our County-by-County Page for Grand Island.

Erie County ...

Grand Island is located in Erie County<5>.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Erie County: Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Genesee, Niagara & Wyoming.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Grand Island ...

It seems like there is always a nearby community with a name that seems interesting, maybe familiar or just catches our attention in some other way. We've collected some names which strike us as being curious or interesting. Our list can be found on the Tidbits & Trivia Page for Grand Island.

Airports Near Grand Island ...

When a trip includes a flight, we try to find an airport that best fits our travel plans.<6> To that purpose, we've assembled a list of that are relatively close to Grand Island and that information can be found on the Airports Page for Grand Island.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights, attractions and places to visit.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Erie County

About New York

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Grand Island. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Erie County: www.erie.gov/

The official website for State of New York: https://www.ny.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Grand Island.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Grand Island) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Grand Island. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Grand IslandOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Grand Island. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.0220, Longitude: -78.9639       In this case, the coordinates for Grand Island have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>If you're interested in how the shape of New York's counties, including Erie, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<6>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Grand Island), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.




 

 

 

 

 


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