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Syracuse, New York 52 Reviews | Leave a Comment


-Nearby recreation
-College-town amenities
-Central location


-Winter climate

What Bert Has To Say About Syracuse Metro Area

Syracuse is located along the old Erie Canal adjacent to the well-known Finger Lakes region. It is a commercial and transportation center at the crossroads of major north-south and east-west routes. Large industries once took advantage of the area’s clean water and strategic location, but the decline of the manufacturing base has hurt the area and it faces difficulties attracting jobs, and for that matter, new residents to town.


Quick Facts About Syracuse

    The unemployment rate in Syracuse is 6.30 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Negative. Syracuse jobs have Decreased by 0.85 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Syracuse's cost of living is 11.10% Lower than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Syracuse's population is 144,703 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -1.77 percent.
    Average Commute time is 17 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    The median home cost in Syracuse is $77,200. Home appreciation the last year has been 0.20 percent.
    Syracuse public schools spend $18,274 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 12.5 students per teacher in Syracuse.

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Syracuse Housing Market

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Not Bad at All
I'm a transplant from Los Angeles, CA. The housing prices are great, but there is not a lot going on in Syracuse. If you want a more "happening" city, you will need to... (read more)
Born and raised here
Bad:Syracuse is a mediocre city at best. It just can't compete with any other city, of it's size, as it is slowly going bankrupt. The actual city is in debt and is... (read more)
re: Left NY State 19 Years Ago and Came Back - 7/1
Nancy, where did you live for the 19 years you were away? An area, any area, that you call home is what you make it. If I read your comments correctly, I would say you... (read more)
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