For grocery shopping, Manlius has a Tops Friendly Markets store on West Seneca Street and smaller stores like the Nice-n-Easy Grocery Shoppe on East Genesee Street. Fayetteville has a Wegmans supermarket on East Genesee Street. For retail shopping, The Towne Center of Fayetteville is a large shopping plaza that replaced a mall that was torn down. In DeWitt, 7 miles west, you’ll find the busier ShoppingTown Mall, which has a Sears, Macy’s, JC Penney’s, and other stores, as well as a Regal movie-theater multiplex.
Walmart has a store in East Syracuse, only 5 miles west. The Fayetteville-Manlius Central School District covers most residents here and has three elementary schools, two middle schools and a high school. Some students attend the East Syracuse-Minoa Central School District, which has four elementary schools, and one each middle- and high school. All of the area hospitals are nearby in the city of Syracuse. The Manlius Library and the Fayetteville Free Library serve the area.