The Village of Arcade in located in the southwest part of the Town of Arcade. The village is the location of the principal station of the Arcade and Attica Railroad and is located at the junction of NYS 39 and NYS 98.
A branch of Genesee Community College is located in Arcade.
The Prestolite Electric Leece-Neville division at 400 Main Street in the former Motorola plant serves as a primary employer in the village. Other large employers include: Tops Friendly Markets, Pioneer Credit Recovery and Koike Aronson.
The village was incorporated in 1871.