Cheektowaga, New York, a suburb of Buffalo, is located in Erie County and has a population of just over 75,000 (2010 census). The town was named by the Erie-Seneca Indians and means "Land of Many Crabapples" due to the abundance of Hawthorn trees in the area. Cheektowaga was orginally a farming area, but was then developed during the World War II subdivison boom. It has a strong blue collar presence with a large Polish-American commuity and continues to be a progressive township. Villa Maria College and Empire State College are both located here. Picture of Walden Galleria courtesy of Wikipedia and Kcin716.