About Orchard Park, NY
Orchard Park, in Buffalo’s Southtowns area, is a friendly community with fine homes, excellent schools, convenient shopping, and a rewarding rural character. Its name applies to two separate municipal entities with a combined population of over 30,000. The Town of Orchard Park is approximately 40 square miles in area. The Village of Orchard Park is located in the center of the town. The Four Corners of the Village, with its charming shops, boutiques, and restaurants, has traditionally been the heart of the community.
Recreational opportunities are plentiful in Orchard Park. Each of the four seasons offer numerous outdoor activities. The winter makes for fantastic sledding, tobogganing, snowboarding, and snowmobiling at Chestnut Ridge Park. Summer brings canoeing, kayaking and swimming in Green Lake located in Yates Park. Thousands of local and regional residents gather together during the last weeks of July during Quaker Days. Quaker Days combines a number of Village, Chamber, and community-sponsored events including A Taste of Orchard Park, one of the largest food festivals in the area. As summer draws to a close, the annual Quaker Arts Festival brings 600+ crafters to the heart of the village for an enormous craft fair. Autumn also brings the NFL Buffalo Bills to Ralph Wilson Stadium for another exciting football season.
The Boys and Girls Club of Orchard Park provides many youth programs. Well-organized youth sports programs, including Little League baseball and Little Loop football are very popular among children of all ages and offer numerous opportunities for making new friends among children as well as their parents.
Orchard Park residents enjoy a high appreciation of education and the arts, as evidenced by an excellent school system, a symphony orchestra, a large chorale group, and the Quaker Arts Pavilion–a handsomely designed outdoor amphitheater featuring concerts throughout the summer. Dozens of community organizations, including the Kiwanis, Lions, and Rotary Clubs, provide the opportunity for residents to become involved in civic activities.
Orchard Park boasts a rich landscape of rolling hills and wooded areas. The rural setting enjoyed in Orchard Park’s earliest years has been substantially preserved, providing members of the community peaceful living in a safe, charming setting.
Orchard Park is a great place to work, run a business, live, and raise a family.