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Syracuse, NY

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Syracuse is home to the 21,000-student research university of the same name, but don’t let the phrase “college town” scare you off. Raucous frat parties are negligible in this enclave of art, culture and intellect. A city for pedestrians, Syracuse is ideal for walks among inspiring natural wonders and expertly curated museums. The low crime rate, reasonable living cost, and high level of education led Forbes to rank Syracuse fourth in its list of “America’s Top 10 Places to Raise a Family.”

Apartments in Syracuse NY


Swiss Village
Beds: 1-2  •  Baths: 1


Kings Gate West Apartments
Beds: 1-3
Baths: 1-2.5


Steeplechase at Weatheridge
Beds: 1-2
Baths: 1-2


Chestnut Crossing
Beds: Studio-1
Baths: 1


Orchard Estates
Beds: 2-3
Baths: 1.5


Brookwood on the Green
Beds: 1-3
Baths: 1-1.5

Key City Stats

The average age of Syracuse, NY is
25 to 29
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  • Age Demographic of Renters
  • 25 to 29 years
  • 30 to 34 years
  • 35 to 39 years
  • Male
  • 8.91%
  • 6.02%
  • 4.91%
  • Female
  • 7.89%
  • 6.55%
  • 5.04%
is average rent in Syracuse, NY
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  • Rent Range
  • $650 to $699
  • $700 to $749
  • $750 to $799
  • Percentage of household units
  • 7.69%
  • 6.77%
  • 6.67%
of units are available for rent in Syracuse
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  • Vacancy Status
  • For Rent
  • Rented, not occupied
  • Other vacant
  • Housing Units
  • 3526
  • 564
  • 4020
Getting Around in Syracuse, NY

While 66% of Syracuse’s commuters drive to work alone, the city actually ranks 50th in the U.S. for high transit ridership and 12th for most pedestrian commuters. In the event that walking isn’t a viable option—yes, blizzards do happen—local CENTRO buses span the entirety of Syracuse for a $2 fare, or $1 with a 65+ senior discount. Syracuse also lies on three Amtrak lines that make weekend trips to New York City, Boston or Toronto totally feasible. For vacations to other eastern hubs, fly from the Syracuse Hancock International Airport, which accesses cities from Chicago to Orlando.

Walk Score®
"Very Walkable"
Transit Score®
The average commuter time in Syracuse is:
15 to 19 minutes
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  • Time Range
  • 25 to 29 minutes
  • 30 to 34 minutes
  • 35 to 39 minutes
  • Percentage of workers
  • 2.41%
  • 5.91%
  • 0.89%


<p>Broadway, Schmoadway. Patrons of the performing arts will have a field day in Syracuse, where a night at the theater is a storied outing. For 40 years, the city has been home to Central New York's premier professional theater, the Syracuse Stage, which puts on several plays and musicals annually. Whether premiering original plays or housing adaptations of classics, the Syracuse Stage is a haven for drama aficionados. The Landmark Theater, built in 1928, is another of Syracuse's classic venues, showcasing plays, ballets and film festivals all year long. For a more intimate experience, don't miss the Central New York Playhouse, which features everything from big-wig musicals to improv comedy collectives.</p>


<p>Spend the day soaking up Syracuse's vibrant museum collections, which cater to right-brained and left-brained visitors alike. History buffs can nerd out at the Erie Canal Museum, located in the historic Weighlock Building. Come for the architecture and stay for a fascinating lesson on this integral manmade waterway. Afterwards, head over to the Everson Museum of Art, which is a sculpture in itself. Designed by I.M. Pei in 1968, it's been dubbed, a work of art for works of art. The interior is just as fascinating, complete with myriad paintings, ceramics, and the largest video art collection in the world. For a more family-focused outing, head to the Museum of Science and Technology. Kids have such a blast at these interactive exhibits that they hardly realize that they're learning.</p>

Sports Attractions

<p>Even in the dead of winter, Syracusians manage to keep their heart rates high in the city's handful of indoor sports parks. A former warehouse space, Cranx Bike and Sports Park offers over 3 acres of indoor biking trails and obstacles for novices and seasoned BMX-ers alike. Even those who shudder at the idea of extreme sports can find solace in the "green circle" areas of the park, designated for biking beginners. For an adrenaline rush that's fun for the whole family, climb the world&Otilde;s largest suspended indoor ropes course at WonderWorks, which reaches 70 feet in height with 3 levels of ropes and obstacles. If the aforementioned parks seem a little too high-octane, stick to OptiGolf Syracuse, an 8,300-square-foot golf simulation center</p>