Syracuse is the county seat of Onondaga County of New York, it is located in the middle of the state. The city is home to the prestigious Syracuse University along with several other colleges and universities.It is also home to popular tourist attractions including the Rosamond Gifford Zoo, the Erie Canal Museum, and various food tours. Several professional sports teams have their home here, including the Syracuse Mets. There is also a few college teams in the city, where basketball is the most popular.
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Syracuse Housing Statistics According to US News the average cost to buy a home in Syracuse is approximately $135,000, which is much lower than the national average. The cost to buy a home varies greatly between different neighborhoods. The neighborhoods to the south, Brighton and North Valley, are nearly half the price than the northern and eastern districts of the city, Wescott and Sedgwick. The monthly cost to rent a home in Syracuse is on par with the national average.The average cost of living in Syracuse is just above the national average.
Living in Syracuse Syracuse has something for everyone, no matter if you are a sports fan, a foodie, or history enthusiast. Popular attractions include the Rosamond Gifford Zoo, the Erie Canal Museum, various food tours and drinking tours, and numerous college sports teams, as well as professional sports teams. The city has museums, restaurants, galleries, theaters, live music venues, parks, and more. In the city, and other areas of Central New York, 'salt potatoes' are a favorite dish and can be found at many different restaurants and vendors within the city.
University Hill is a neighborhood located to the east of Downtown, it is lined with stores, bars, and restaurants.
Armory Square located in Downtown and is the main retail and dining area. It has many dining establishments, pubs, bars, clubs, and retail stores.
Little Italy is a neighborhood which you can tell by its name has Italian origins. It is located in the northeast part of the city. It has several blocks of bakeries, restaurants, pizzerias, shops, and services.
Westcott is a neighborhood located east of University Hill. It is inhabited by a wide variety of people. It is known as a bohemian and liberal quarter, and in September every year holds the Westcott Street Cultural Fair. The main business district includes restaurants, bars, a consignment shop, and a few other businesses.
Transportation and commutes in Syracuse Almost every working Syracuse residents commute to work by driving alone, or commute via carpool. The public transportation is provided by Central New York Regional Transportation Authority (Centro), who operates bus service in the city and its suburbs.
Inter-city bus service is provided primarily by Megabus, and Greyhound Lines, Inc. Inter-city rail service is provided by Amtrak's Empire Service, twice daily between New York City and Niagara Falls; Lake Shore Limited, daily between Chicago and Boston; and Maple Leaf, daily between New York City and Toronto (Ontario, Canada). Syracuse Hancock International Airport is the airport in the area. The airport services flights to several domestic destinations, some of which are seasonal.