A wide variety of retail and grocery shopping choices can be found in Lockport, about 16 miles northwest, and in Medina, about 20 miles northeast. Amherst, which is about 17 miles west, also has a plethora of shopping. For groceries, the town of Alden, about 10 miles south of Newstead, has a Tops Friendly Markets. Two Wegmans stores are in nearby Williamsville, which also has two Tops Friendly Markets stores and Eastern Hills Mall.
Downtown Akron has many small shops. The Akron Central School District, which has one high school, one middle school and one elementary school, serves residents who live here. The Newstead Public Library is at 33 Main St. in Akron. Eastern Niagara Hospital in Lockport and Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital in Amherst are the closest hospitals.