Land Use

West Seneca is essentially a residential community with numerous individual neighborhoods. The majority of residential lots are less than one acre in area. Distinct neighborhoods are located in the Ebenezer, Gardenville, and "city line" areas. The older residential developments exist surrounding the historic centers of Ebenezer and Gardenville. Housing development in the 1960's and 70's began to extend off the main streets into newer subdivided neighborhoods off of Clinton Street, Seneca Creek Road, Center Road, Seneca Street, East & West Road, and Reserve Rd. Due to the natural barriers formed by the creeks and the man-made barriers created by the highway and rail systems, many distinct neighborhoods developed independent from each other. Today, newer residential development occurs as infill within existing neighborhoods and on the outskirts of neighborhoods bordering Orchard Park and Elma.