Moving to Syracuse, NY

People who are planning to move to Syracuse may find tips for moving to Syracuse helpful. One tip is that people learn about the city and its neighborhoods before moving. Syracuse is the county seat of Onondaga County in the Finger Lakes region of New York. The 2011 Census recorded the city's population as just over 145,000.

Downtown Syracuse has apartments, condos, lofts and townhouses. Many of the city's Centro bus routes stop in this area. People who live downtown are close to stores, restaurants, museums, entertainment venues and art galleries. Some hospitals are close to downtown.

Carousel Center and the Inner Harbor are in the Lakefront neighborhood. Carousel Center is a mall with department stores, a number of smaller stores and restaurants. Festivals and other events are held at the Inner Harbor. Syracuse Homes in this area include condos and housing for the elderly.

Residences in the Northside neighborhood include lofts and historic homes. Schiller Park in this neighborhood has tennis courts, a basketball court, handball courts, a playground and a pool.

The Eastwood area has single family homes and duplexes. Many of these are bungalows built during the first half of the 20th century. A business district and Sunnycrest Park are in Eastwood. The park has a golf course and trails for cross-country skiing.

Thornden Park in Eastside has a lily pond, a rose garden and an amphitheater. Operas and Shakespeare plays are performed in the amphitheater every summer. This neighborhood has a number of restaurants and cafes.

The Valley neighborhood has athletic fields and places for nature walks. The Bob Cecile Center and the Betts Library here have community meeting rooms. This area has a number of businesses.

The Southside has four residential neighborhoods and three parks. Hiawatha Lake in Onondaga Park has areas for swimming and fishing. Concerts are held by the lake in the summer. Elmwood Park has a brook and a pond. There are some historic homes in the Southside area.

The Westside neighborhood has a zoo, a golf course and several parks. There are shops and restaurants on West Genesee Street.

Syracuse residents can take Centro buses around Syracuse. These buses also travel to and from the city's suburbs. Amtrak trains from Syracuse take passengers to New York City and Niagara Falls. Domestic and international flights leave from Syracuse Hancock International Airport.

Many Finger Lakes attractions are less than 100 miles from Syracuse.