If you are looking to explore Syracuse and find interesting things to do or a place to live … discover the "University Neighborhood!" From Downtown, take Harrison Street up the hill. Now you're on Syracuse University turf! College sports fans have heard of the Carrier Dome. The quad, at the heart of campus, overlooks the Marshall Street commercial district with shopping,
dining and lots of SU apparel and other stuff for sale.
Travel up a hill a bit more to Ostrom Avenue and Thornden Park, and work your way over to Euclid Avenue, which will take you to Westcott Street. The "Westcott Nation", as some call the "University Neighborhood" is another colorful area within the neighborhood an eclectic mix of academicians, students, permanent residents and a lot of free thinkers.
But, there is even more to discover!
Discover the University Neighborhood where residential intimacy combines with urban accessibility and where residents enjoy a host of local amenities and conveniences! We are within easy walking distance are Syracuse University, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Upstate Medical University, Crouse Hospital, VA Medical Center, the Syracuse Real Food Co-op, the Westcott Street Commercial District, Ed Smith and Levy Elementary Schools, Petit Branch Public Library, grocery store, hardware store, convenience store, banks, restaurants, picturesque Thornden Park and numerous other green spaces. Public transportation provides quick access to the City's bustling Downtown, and exits on and off Interstate 81 and Route 690 are conveniently close.
"Although my husband and I grew up in the suburbs, we chose to live in the University Neighborhood. We have one car, and we walk almost everywhere -- to our jobs, the co-op, restaurants, parks, the bank, and to the public library. The sense of community and of knowing your neighbors is very appealing to us. However, the true benefit for our family is that as working parents we literally have more hours per week with our children to savor and enjoy." - Eileen S.
"I moved to the University Neighborhood four years ago and I love the area very much! When my granddaughter visits me from New Jersey, we visit the shops and restaurants on Westcott Street. I frequently drive out to Skaneateles and other outlining areas. I find it very convenient to hop on 690. It's a breeze! When I leave a performance of the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra around 10 pm, I'm back home in less than ten minutes." - Ted F.
"My husband and I grew up in Syracuse suburbs, spent our college and early post-university years in large metropolitan centers, and then decided to live in the University Neighborhood when we moved back to the area. For us the Neighborhood is like a microcosm of a bigger city. It has a diverse social atmosphere and many urban conveniences. We can walk to get pizza or outstanding Middle Eastern food. Parks, concerts, and the Westcott business district are but a short stroll away. And, we love the unique architectural variety of the area. We wouldn't trade our neighborhood for anything -- especially the suburbs." - Corrie R.