Welcome to Syracuse
Syracuse is strategically located in the heart of New York State commonly referred to as the Central New York region. The region boasts a combination of charm and character, culture, higher education, recreation, and sports. There are many interesting places to see and things to do.
Syracuse is situated at the intersection of Interstates 81 and 90, and its airport is the largest in the region. It is easily accessible to other points of interest. Syracuse is approximately 4.5 hours from NYC and Boston, 5 hours from Toronto, 2.5 hours from Buffalo and Albany. In less than 2 hours you can enjoy 1000 Islands, Adirondack Mountains or the Finger Lakes region.
Syracuse offers recreational and cultural activities that few cities of this size can boast. Syracuse’s first-class natural resources include more than 50 state, county and city parks. The area’s abundant waterways continue to draw national, regional and statewide athletic events. In addition to its many outdoor parks, the Greater Syracuse area is home to more than 40 golf courses, and many museums and galleries including the Museum of Science & Technology and the nationally known I.M Pei designed Everson Museum of Art. Syracuse Opera is the only Central New York year round professional opera company, and the Syracuse Stage is the region’s premier professional theatre. Syracuse is home to the Great New York State Fair, Rosamond Gifford Zoo and numerous festivals along with a great local music scene. We can’t forget our sports. Most notable is Syracuse University Division I hoops, football and lacrosse. Syracuse has a first rate baseball stadium with an AAA baseball team and a professional hockey team. There is a lot to do in and around Syracuse!
The city and surrounding counties have more than 44 private, state and county higher educational institutions. SUNY Upstate Medical University is one of Syracuse’s major research universities and is one of only about 125 academic medical centers in the country. It is the region’s largest employer. Syracuse and the CNY area have excellent elementary, middle and high schools for children with a low student-to teacher ratio.
With an average commute time of 15 minutes, the convenience of getting around and affordability supports Places Rated Almanac ranking of Greater Syracuse 32nd out of the 354 best places to live in the United States and Canada. In 2010, Forbes rated Syracuse 4th in the top 10 places to raise a family. Residents of Syracuse and the surrounding area agree that Syracuse is a great place to live and raise a family. Join us!