Syracuse, New York 

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-0.4% since 2020

Unemployment Rate


Cost of Living

84.1 / 100

Median Home Price


Median Income


Comfort Index (Climate)

9.2 / 3.5

summer / winter

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Best Places to Live in Syracuse, New York

Syracuse, New York is a vibrant city located in Onondaga County. This welcoming community offers plenty for visitors to explore such as the stunning Everson Museum of Art or one of many popular restaurants. Residents here also take advantage of all the outdoor activities available at Onondaga Lake Park and NBT Bank Stadium. With its excellent school system, thriving businesses, and numerous recreational opportunities it's no wonder why so many people choose to make Syracuse their home. Mid-sized city - North-central New York, 35 miles southeast of Lake Ontario’s eastern shore.
State: New York
County: Onondaga County
Metro Area: Syracuse Metro Area
City: Syracuse
Zip Codes: 13210, 13208, 13204, 13205, 13203, 13206, 13207, 13224, 13202, 13290, 10 total
Cost of Living: -15.9% lower
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 408 ft above sea level

Syracuse, Ny Housing Market
Least Expensive HomesHomes Over 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Most Expensive HomesHomes less than 10 yrs old
All Single Family Homes
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.


The unemployment rate in Syracuse is 8.6% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Syracuse jobs have increased by 0.5%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, Syracuse's cost of living is 15.9% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Syracuse's Cost of Living

August, July and June are the most pleasant months in Syracuse, while January and February are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

In the last Presidential election, Onondaga county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 58.9% to 38.9%. More Voting Stats

Syracuse's population is 146,781 people. Since 2020, it has had a population decline of 0.2%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 18.4 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in Syracuse is $162,700. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 14.3%.

Syracuse public schools spend $21,383 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 13.5 students per teacher in Syracuse. More Education

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Housing Market in Syracuse

It's a good time to buy in Syracuse. Home Appreciation is up 14.3% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Syracuse is $162,700.
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Reviews for Syracuse   59 Reviews
I will Always Have Love For My Hometown - 3/29/2023
I've lived in Syracuse, NY my entire life. The majority of my family and friends are from here as well. I love the Syracuse sports teams and have done so since I was a... Read More

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Honest, local, and fair review - 9/29/2021
I was born 30 miles from Syracuse,, moved away to travel all over the USA, living in about 8 different cities, then came to live in Syracuse, NY. I have been here for 20... Read More

Not a good place to raise a family - 7/19/2020
I’ll start by saying I’ve lived here my whole life. I have only lived here but can’t wait to move out. I’ll lay out some pros and cons. Pros: it has a decent downtown... Read More

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13210, 13208, 13204, 13205, 13203, 13206, 13207, 13224, 13202, 13290, 10 total


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