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Pros

-Attractive downtown
-College-town amenities
-Educated population

Cons

-Clouds and rain
-Harsh winters
-Isolation


What Bert Has To Say About Ithaca Metro Area


Ithaca is most noted as home to Ivy League Cornell University. As might be expected, the town is attractive and progressive, activities are plentiful, and educational attainment is high. The location, at the south end of the Finger Lakes region, affords access to nearby outdoor recreation, interesting landscapes, and a number of wineries. The economy is growing, bolstered by the university and the many small new-economy businesses it attracts.



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Quick Facts About Ithaca


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Ithaca is 5.00 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Ithaca jobs have Increased by 1.24 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Ithaca's cost of living is 11.90% Higher than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Ithaca's population is 30,788 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 4.22 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 34 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Ithaca is $241,100. Home appreciation the last year has been 22.24 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Ithaca public schools spend $21,180 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 11 students per teacher in Ithaca.

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Gas drilling in Marcellus Shale
Many residents are worried that prospective drilling for natural gas in the Marcellus Shale (which underlies Ithaca and much of the rest of New York west of Albany) will... (read more)
Beauty of Ithaca
Rolling hills, numerous waterfalls and gorges make this town great for the... (read more)
Don't move to Ithaca!
Ithaca is an awful place to live! I moved here from Virginia to go to Cornell and regret coming! The university is nice, but the town is horrible! The local people... (read more)
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