About Ithaca, NYIthaca is a unique blend; a small city with a metropolitan feel. Its strengths are its diverse population, unique natural setting at the foot of Cayuga Lake and educational institutions. Ithaca is consistently sited in national publications as one of the ‘Top Ten Places to Live’.
As the home of Cornell University, Ithaca College and Tompkins Cortland Community College, the area offers stable employment as well as a variety of cultural and sporting events. College and local theatres enhance the quality of life. Other popular attractions include a thriving Farmers Market, Science Center, Museum of the Earth and Cornell Ornithology Lab. There is also a healthy live music scene in restaurants and clubs as well as music fests and summer performances in local parks and the Downtown Commons.
As part of the Finger Lakes area, Ithaca is located at the southern end of Cayuga Lake, connected to the lake by a series of State and City parks. The streams flowing into the lake have carved their way through the rock forming many spectacular gorges and water falls. Ithaca is Gorges. The nearby lakes and streams offer sailing, rowing, boating, swimming and fishing opportunities. The lakes are surrounded by a growing number of wineries and cafes creating the feel of the Napa Valley of the east. Winter activities include downhill and cross country skiing, ice skating or attending a Cornell Hockey game.
Ithaca’s housing stock includes a style for everyone. Everything from greek revival and victorian to craftsman bungalow and contemporary. This coupled with affordable prices, low unemployment rates and a thriving economy, make housing an excellent investment.
Come visit our area and see why so many enjoy the area and why so many Cornell and Ithaca College alumni move back to Ithaca after graduation.