Stroll through the downtown streets of East Aurora with its charming, old-fashioned buildings and preserved homes, and this peaceful throwback to yesteryear will have you forgetting that Buffalo, New York is a mere 25 minutes away. The village of East Aurora has it all: history, claims to fame, several parks, and more.
Founded in 1804, East Aurora was once home to former US President Millard Fillmore. The Millard Fillmore House Museum houses many period items and furniture that belonged to Millard Fillmore and his wife, Abigail.
Another famous resident, Elbert Hubbard, founded an arts and crafts colony in East Aurora that attracted famous artists and writers. The Roycroft Campus contains 14 buildings, and the Elbert Hubbard Museum, a 1910 craftsman bungalow, houses a collection of art and books.
Fisher-Price Toys began in East Aurora, and the headquarters are still located here. This child-friendly, peaceful town is the perfect place for anyone renting an apartment near Buffalo.