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Williamsville is a village in Erie County, New York, in the United States. The village is named after Jonas Williams, an early settler. It is part of the Buffalo–Niagara Falls Metropolitan Statistical Area. It is located mostly within the town of Amherst, but Creek Road and Creek Heights in the south part of the village (near the Wehrle Drive underpass of the New York State Thruway) are in the town of Cheektowaga. The village is in the northeastern quadrant of Erie County. The Williamsville Central School District is a school system covering Williamsville, most of the eastern part of Amherst, and a small portion of the western end of Clarence.
Williamsville has several parks. Glen Park, 10 acres (the site of an amusement park in the 1940s and 1950s), offers views of Ellicott Creek as it falls over the Onondaga Escarpment, forming the 27-foot-high Glen Falls; Island Park has a large pavilion and is the site of Old Home Days and the Taste of Williamsville events during the summer. The following are listed on the National Register of Historic Places: Former Reformed Mennonite Church, St. Mary of the Angels Motherhouse Complex, Williamsville Junior and Senior High School, Williamsville Christian Church, Village Meeting House, and Williamsville Water Mill Complex.
As stated above the big festival in Williamsville is Old Home Days and there also is the taste of Williamsville. During the summer there is also a musical festival on Main Street where local bands play on street corners during various days. Other recreational facilities in town include a rollerskating rink and the 1.5-mile (2.4 km) Lehigh Valley Railroad Path. Other events, places, and recreation nearby Williamsville, Ny. include: Duffs and Anchor Bar’s famous chicken wings, Wing-fest, Darien Lake, The Buffalo Zoo, Albright Knox Art Gallery, The City of Buffalo, Grovers (a restaurant built on President Grover Clevelands old hunting lodge site) and Niagara Falls.
Williamsville was ranked top district out of 97 public school districts in western NY, 2012. Williamsville East, South, North High schools awarded gold, silver medals in 2012 U.S. News Best High Schools, ranking 57th, 86th, 88th out of 1165 in the state respectively. These 3 high schools rank among the top 2-3% out of 21,776 public high schools nationally; 2012.