Facts & Relocation

There’s no doubt about it.… Syracuse is a great city to live and work in! In fact, according to the latest edition of the Places Rated Almanac, Syracuse ranks in the top 10% of Best Places to Live.

Located in the geographic center of New York State, Syracuse is a scenic treasure amid rolling hills, tranquil lakes and picturesque forests. Our changing seasons allow for colorful autumns, and winter snows transform our gently rolling hills into a perfect playground for winter sports enthusiasts. Our strategic location at the crossroads of New York State puts us within only five hours of nearly every major eastern metropolitan area, including New York City, Boston, Toronto, Washington D.C. and Philadelphia.

There is much to see and do in Syracuse and the surrounding Central New York region to fit any age or preference. Whether you want to "shop ‘till you drop", pet a baby llama, witness a masterpiece or watch a French colonist practice his craft in a 17th century setting, we’ve got something for you to enjoy. Or maybe joining tens of thousands of other impassioned fans at a NCAA Division 1A basketball or football game is more your speed. It’s all here in Syracuse!

Plus, employment opportunities are abundant as Syracuse enjoys an employment rate that is growing faster than any other city in Upstate New York.

We hope that you are considering relocating to Syracuse, a city where you and your family can live out your dreams. Our community boasts a quality of life that is the envy of the nation. Residents enjoy an abundance of natural resources, an impressive range of recreational and cultural amenities, a reasonable cost of living, a depth of educational opportunities and numerous quality services found in major metropolitan areas today.

You can find more in-depth demographics and facts about Syracuse here on our web site. Two of our annual publications – our Community Guide to Greater Syracuse and our Travel Guide – will also supply you with helpful information about what makes our city such a great place to live!

People around the world are beginning to learn what some of us have known for ages — Syracuse is the Northeast's best-kept secret!

Greater Syracuse Chamber of Commerce
572 South Salina St.  Syracuse, NY 13202-3320
Phone:(315) 470-1800   Fax:(315) 471-8545