The hamlet of Onondaga Hill has a Nice N Easy Grocery Shop, a florist, and other small businesses, and the hamlet of Nedrow has a Dollar General store. For a wider variety of shopping needs, it’s only a few miles from Onondaga to Syracuse. For grocery shopping, for instance, the closest Wegmans supermarket is on Onondaga Boulevard, only 3 miles from Onondaga Hill. The closest Tops Friendly Markets store is on Nottingham Road, about 5 miles east of Onondaga Hill. For retail shopping, there’s a Walmart in neighboring Camillus (6 miles northwest of Onondaga Hill). Syracuse has a lot of choices, including Destiny USA Mall and many other retailers. (The Onondaga Nation is home to several “smoke shops,” where customers can buy less-expensive cigarettes, gasoline and other items).
All of the county’s hospitals are in Syracuse. Because the town is so vast, depending on where they live, students here might attend any of several school districts, including West Genesee, Westhill, Onondaga Central, Jamesville Dewitt, Marcellus, Lafayette or Tully. The Onondaga Free Library serves the area and is at 4840 West Seneca Turnpike.