Enjoy the Great Outdoors at Beaver Island State Park

Enjoy the Great Outdoors at Beaver Island State Park On a clear day with blue skies and no clouds, you can catch a glimpse of Niagara Falls from the 950-acre oasis that is Beaver Island State Park.

Beaver Island, once the site of an ancient Indian burial mound, is located in the Upper Niagara River near the south end of Grand Island. The scenic expanse was also a favorite spot of a young Grover Cleveland, who had a group of friends that called themselves “The Jolly Reefers.” One of their favorite pastimes was going fishing by the head of the island.

Today, Beaver Island State Park is a local getaway for families and individuals seeking to enjoy a range of outdoor activities in one of the most scenic displays of nature that Western New York has to offer. The park includes hiking trails and biking trails for people of all skill levels, playgrounds, athletic fields and more. It’s also a great spot for fishing and bird watching; pelicans, swans and herons are all common sights in the area.

The expansive park even features two 18-hole golf courses—one for traditional golf and another for disc golf! The perimeter of the park is surrounded by a beautiful beach that stretches half a mile around the edge of the island. There truly is a little something for everyone at Beaver Island.

Summer will be here before we know it! Whether you’re looking to take a leisurely stroll through nature, bask in the sun, Kayak down the Niagara River or enjoy a round of golf with friends, Beaver Island State Park is the place to be.

Fantasy Island Might be Opening Back Up on Grand Island

Fantasy Island amusement park has been in limbo for quite some time. Many residents of Grand Island hold a place in their heart for this amusement park. The people of Western New York would love to see Fantasy Island re-opened and revitalized.

Fantasy Island re-openingLatest News on Fantasy Island

There is some good news for the closed down amusement park, however. The owner of the property has entered into an agreement with the owner of Indiana Beach Amusement Park for a long-term lease with the amusement park. We’re hoping this will allow for a fast track to re-open the amusement park. We’re staying positive as much as we can with this news.

The Benefits of Fantasy Island Re-Opening:

We’re hoping this can actually happen here in Grand Island, NY. This can be a major benefit for the area. Many people have had a rough year and having Fantasy Island re-open can give families something to do on the weekends again. Fantasy Island has some history to it here, and the residents could benefit greatly from it opening.

Living at Town Hall Terrace

Living at Town Hall Terrace gives you ample opportunity to explore the surrounding areas that include a plethora of activities, restaurants, bars, and more to do. The city of Buffalo and Niagara Falls are just a short drive away, and with Fantasy Island hopefully opening back up soon, you’ll have more activities to do and places to visit within a short drive. If you’re looking for a quiet community or place to rent with a short drive to all the bustle, we encourage you to look into our patio homes, townhomes, and apartments for rent.

Contact Town Hall Terrace at 716-773-2788 today or visit us online for more information about living in one of our places.

Moving this Summer? Check Out these Tips to Beat the Heat

Moving can be a very strenuous activity, as you probably know. Add in the heat that comes in the summer months and it can make the experience downright miserable. So if you’re moving in the upcoming months, here are a few tips from Rent.com to help you beat the heat while you do.


This may seem like a no-brainer, but while moving, many don’t remember to stop and take a drink to keep their body hydrated. A good idea would be to have a cooler stocked with water and even Gatorade so you and anyone helping you can grab a quick refreshing sip when you need it.

Summer Moving TipsDress for Success

When moving in the summer, avoid wearing dark and heavy clothing, as these colors absorb sunlight and heat up even faster. Instead, wear something light and breathable to keep yourself from getting too hot and uncomfortable. Also, even though you might only be outside for a minute or two at a time as you move boxes and furniture in and out, don’t forget to apply sunscreen to protect your skin.

Use Your Air Conditioning

If your new apartment has air conditioning, put it on as soon as you arrive. That way, while you work on warming up with all the heavy lifting and unloading, you apartment will start to cool down, allowing you to unpack in a cool environment.

Move at the Right Time

When you move, don’t do it at the end or beginning of the month, if you can, as those are the busiest times for moving. Instead, do it in the middle of the month so you can avoid other movers.

Watch What You Pack

If any of the things you are packing are sensitive to heat, be sure to unpack them first because the last thing you want after moving in heat is to find some of your possessions are ruined. To help you remember them, set a reminder on your phone or leave a note at the front of your moving van. Don’t forget to leave these items somewhere they can be easily reached, as well!

If you’re planning on moving this summer and are looking for a great place to move, look no further than Town Hall Terrace in Grand Island, New York. Our townhouses, patio homes and apartments come with a long list of amenities that will make sure you never want to live anywhere else. For more information, call us today at 716-773-2788!

The Tralf Music Venue is Set to Close in Buffalo, NY

The Tralf Music Hall in the theater district of downtown Buffalo has announced it will be closing its doors. After many years of hosting local musicians and smaller bands from around the country, the venue on main street will be shutting down. Fortunately, this won’t be the last we see of the Tralf. Word has it that they’ll be around in the future, but where?

Music Venues in Buffalo, NY

We Need More Music

The Tralf was a great place to see small musicians perform and sit down at a table to enjoy music for an evening. We hope that the Tralf will come back strong even if it is located somewhere else. Buffalo, NY has a strong music presence with many different venues. We’ve seen in recent years more venues open up. For example, the Waiting Room located on Delaware closed down several years ago, and then re-opened a bar/music scene in another location a few years ago.

Western New Yorkers Should Be Excited for the Future

There has always been a mystery as to why some people move to the Western New York area. For one, we know that it is less expensive for renters than many other parts of the country. The job market is growing at a steady pace, and there are so many places to explore and activities to do now. Buffalo is a growing city, and it’s only going to get better.

With the Tralf shutting down, this only means that we’ll see it open up somewhere else.

Living in Western New York

For many people out there, who are thinking of relocating to a new city or area of the country, we encourage you to consider Buffalo, NY. As we said above, it is a growing city, which means there will be a good amount of excitement behind new music venues, restaurants, bars, and activities.

Another great thing about this area is that you can have both the city life and the quiet life. Living in Grand Island NY, you get both of these at Town Hall Terrace. Located just a short drive to either Niagara Falls or the city of Buffalo, you won’t have to deal with the noise. We’re excited to see what new thing pops up in the area. Contact Town Hall Terrace at 716-773-2788 today or visit us online for more information!

Work When You Need to at Our Business Center

Many of us prefer to work in a nice quiet space. Having a serene workspace allows us to get what we need to be done in a more efficient manner. Town Hall Terrace offers just that in our business center.

With more people working from home due to the pandemic, we want to make sure our residents who are working from home have plenty of space to work. If you get tired of staring at your apartment or townhome while working, our business center can be a great alternative. We have to remember to follow COVID-19 protocols when being in the business center with others.

When people leave their job at the end of the day, most of them like to leave work at work and enjoy their night. Unfortunately, not everyone has that luxury. When work doesn’t end when you punch out for the day, Town Hall Terrace’s business center has got what you need.

Business CenterEquipped with high-speed Wi-Fi, the business center is the perfect place for sending out that email that can’t wait until morning or to finish that report that needs to get done for your presentation. The business center also features a printer, so you can print out any reports or presentations that you left at work and need to look over in hard copy before tomorrow.

The business center is also a great place for students to work as well. Many students don’t like spending hour after hour in an old college library and as a resident of Town Hall Terrace, they don’t have to. Students can use the business center and study, work on papers or read to get themselves ready for their next class or exam. This way they still have the quiet of a library without the distraction of other students moving about.

Did you stay up all night to finish a paper or report only to find that your printer is out of paper or ink when you need it most? No worries with the business center! Before heading to class or in to the office, drop by the business center and print out what you need on our printer.

Town Hall Terrace offers rental apartments, townhouses and patio homes for seniors on Grand Island, conveniently locates between Niagara Falls, Buffalo and Lockport. In addition to the business center, we offer numerous other amenities that will help make you feel at home. For more information, call us today at 716-773-2788!

WNY’s are Hoping the Erie County Fair Happens This Year

The Erie County Fair was definitely missed last summer. Since its beginning, the Erie County Fair has been one of the most exciting events every summer in Western New York. Many residents in the area wait every year for it to take place, and last year, we had to cancel for obvious reasons. This year, we have a little bit of hope.

Town Hall Terrace apartments for rent near Erie County Fair

The governor is working on giving guides to each fair in the state to have them be able to hold their events this summer. So, Western New Yorkers will still have to wait patiently, but there is a light at the end of the tunnel this year for fair goers.

Erie County Fair Staff & Board Planning Ahead

Erie County Fair staff and board are working on their plans for when they get the go-ahead for the fair this summer. They’re looking at all options on what they’ll be allowed to do when it comes to the operation of the event. This is a good sign for all Western New Yorkers who’ve been waiting patiently for the word on the Erie County Fair.

Why is the Erie County Fair Important for the Community?

Fairs are always good for the local community. It brings new business to local shops, and it gives residents of the community something to look forward to every summer. Sure, it can be annoying when it comes to traffic, but it is only once a year.

The Erie County Fair is just another reason for people to relocate to Western New York. With summer approaching, everyone in the area is looking forward to going to festivals, concerts, fairs, and other events. The hope is that we can have all of these events happen with the proper COVID-19 protocols in place for the health and safety of everyone.

Why Move to Western New York?

Western New York, especially the Buffalo area, is a great place to live. For young professionals, it’s a change of pace, yet an affordable one. At Town Hall Terrace, we would love to have you check out our apartments, townhomes, and patio homes for rent. If you’re looking for a quiet place to live with quick and easy access to the city of Buffalo or Niagara Falls, contact Town Hall Terrace at 716-773-2788 today or visit us online for more information!

Growing Family? Young Professionals? Our Townhouses Are Perfect!

Townhouses Western New York is continually growing into a hub for young professionals and families. There are plenty of reasons why younger people are settling down in the area. Buffalo, NY is becoming a large tech hub in the state, and with rent prices being lower than average, people are flocking to the smaller city.

The townhouses at Town Hall Terrace in Grand Island, New York, give tenants the comfort and luxury of having your own home with none of the hassle, hard work or upkeep that usually comes with owning a home. Our different townhouse models boast spacious bedrooms, modern amenities and some of the latest features that you won’t find in other rentals in the area. You can choose from recently remodeled and updated homes or classic models.

Many young professionals will chose an apartment in a busy apartment building, but our townhouses give you the flexibility of renting with the convenience of having your own true space. We’ll take care of the upkeep and maintenance, so you don’t have to worry about shoveling the walkway when it snows or taking care of the landscaping, but you’ll have many of the same experiences of having home all to yourself without any of the property owning hassles.

For young families that are just starting out, owning your dream home may not be a feasible option yet. Our townhouses have three bedrooms in each of our three different floor plans, giving you ample space whether you’re sharing the home with roommates or setting up to start your family. Plus, with no upstairs or downstairs neighbors, you won’t have to worry about the neighbors making noise and waking up your newborn at night!

Whether you’re a young professional who’s tired of living in apartments or a couple looking for a place to start your family, the Town Hall Terrace townhouses in Grand Island have just what you’re looking for. Check out our townhouse page for more information on floor plans and availability, or call us today at 716-773-2788 to schedule a tour.

This Spring, Enjoy the Great Outdoors at Town Hall Terrace

Tennis PlayerAfter spending a long winter cooped up inside, it’s safe to say we’re all ready to get outside and breathe some fresh air. Fortunately, there are a number of great outdoor amenities to enjoy right here at Town Hall Terrace.

Tennis Courts

Backhand technique getting a little rusty? You can practice with friends on one of our beautiful outdoor tennis courts! If tennis isn’t your game, you can also play a round of basketball at the courts right next door.

Heated Swimming Pool

After you’ve worked up a good sweat on the tennis courts, you can take a refreshing dip in our pool! Weather permitting, we keep the pool open all day long for the residents of our apartments, townhouses and patio homes. Social distancing is still in place, so make sure you’re following all the protocols.

Picnic Pavilion

If all this activity is making you hungry, you can fire up the barbecue at our picnic pavilion and enjoy a home-cooked meal with friends. The picnic pavilion is also a great place to meet new people and mingle with the other residents at Town Hall Terrace. There’s also plenty of green space around the pavilion to keep kids entertained on sunny afternoons.

Dog Park

Finally, we can’t forget about our four-legged friends. The dog park offers an opportunity for our pets to socialize with other animals and run off some steam. We have plenty of dog lovers in our community, so your pup will always have a companion to play with.

Interested in learning more about everything there is to do at Town Hall Terrace? Give us a call today, and be sure to ask about our spring specials!

Dog Park/Dog Bar Coming to Western New York

Dog bars are very popular, especially down in the southern states where the weather is decent all-year long. They have the opportunity to use the dog bar and be outside for the majority of the year. There is good news, however. Buffalo, NY is getting its first Dog bar in Cheektowaga, NY. There are plenty of dog lovers in the area that have been waiting for this day to come, and it’s finally here!

Dog bar coming to Buffalo, NY

Dog Bar Provides an Opportunity to Stay Out Longer

Many dog owners have trouble going out with friends for drinks and food because they don’t enjoy leaving their dog alone at home for a long period of time. If you work in an office, that’s already almost 8 hours every day that you have to leave your dog alone. With a dog bar, you can bring your dog out with you and not have to worry about that situation.

Buffalo Needs More Places Like This

In the past few years, Buffalo has slowly been opening up businesses that people are wishing for. There is a complete revitalization of the Western New York area. So many small and successful businesses are opening the doors for everyone to come in and enjoy. It was a little nerve-racking when the pandemic hit because Buffalo was on the rise and doing well beforehand. We didn’t know how the economy would do when the pandemic hit. Luckily, the area has stayed strong, and now we’re seeing more businesses open.

The Importance of Dog Bars/Dog Parks

There are so many dog owners who are looking for more activities to do with their dog. Dog bars and dog parks give them an opportunity. Dog parks are especially important because they provide a place of exercise for your dog. At Town Hall Terrace, we have a dog park on our property. If you’re looking for a new place to live in the Western New York area, we want you to come live with us. We can provide apartments, townhomes, or patio homes for you to rent in Grand Island, NY. We’re a short drive from Niagara Falls and the city of Buffalo.

Contact Town Hall Terrace at 716-773-2788 today or visit us online for more information!

Future Plans for the Buffalo Skyway

For so many years, state and local officials have been trying to come up with a solution to the skyway. Too many, it’s an eyesore in the city, and there are some hazards that go along with it. Windy and stormy days it is closed for safety precaution. The biggest question state officials have is what will we replace it with if they decide to tear it down? The governor already has plans moving forward to try and take the skyway down, but there is no further action plan on what will replace it.

Buffalo Skyway coming down

Skyways Ideas Coming to Light

There were some plans of leaving the structure up but making it a raised park for people to walk through, but that hasn’t been a popular idea amongst many. The most popular thought would be to tear it down and develop all of the land underneath with larger parks and clean up some of the industrial sites around the area. This could be a wonderful thing for the canal side area because it could bring new businesses and help the city’s economy flourish.

Alternative Driving Routes

The Buffalo Skyway provides a driving route in and out of the city running north and south. Tearing the skyway down will eliminate this route, which will leave city and state officials with a problem. Obviously, this problem has to be solved before the structure comes down. There will have to be some route that replaces the skyway for those who take it in and out of the city. The 190 will not be enough for the future of growing populations in Western New York.

The Skyway Projects & Plans are Exciting for WNY-ers

This discussion and plan among the state officials should excite the people of Western New York. The Buffalo Skyway can be convenient at times, but in the long run, it will be better for the government to provide a tear-down solution sometime soon.

Here at Town Hall Terrace, we have townhomes, apartments, and patio homes for rent in Grand Island, NY. If you’re looking for a new place to rent, please don’t hesitate to reach out. Contact Town Hall Terrace at 716-773-2788 today or visit us online for more information about available units for rent!