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Discover the Lifestyle of Downtown Syracuse

More than just the economic heartbeat of the city, Downtown Syracuse is really an epicenter for all of Central New York in general. More than 30,000 people work in Downtown Syracuse and over 2,000 people live here, making it a hub of activity. Considered one of the 26 officially recognized neighborhoods in Syracuse, the downtown area mostly grew as a result of the city’s salt industry and its proximity to the Erie Canal. Today, the downtown area is a bustling economic center, full of everything from insurance companies and banks to clubs and restaurants. 

Explore more of the highlights of life in the revitalized Downtown Syracuse, and find your new home here today!

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Key Features of Downtown Syracuse

A Rich History

Much of Downtown Syracuse has been around for hundreds of years, so the streets are filled with historic buildings and landmarks. Whether its exploring the site of former docks at Clinton Square, visiting the spot where Susan B. Anthony spoke in Hanover Square, or paying respects at the Soldiers and Sailors Monument, there's plenty of history to discover.

Vibrant Neighborhoods

The luxury condos on South Salina Street and Armory Square, the green space of Forman Park, the historic buildings in Hanover Square—within the Downtown Syracuse area, you'll find a number of unique neighborhoods, each offering different perks. From high-end homes in the heart of the city to historic estates removed from the action, it's all in Downtown Syracuse. 

Downtown Syracuse at a Glance


  • Inner Harbor: 6 min
  • Oneida Lake: 29 min
  • Major Roads: I-90, I-481

Quick Facts

  • Population6,206
  • Zip Codes: 13202, 13210, 13204, 13202, 13205
  • Median Home Price: $93,000

Downtown Syracuse Attractions

Key Features of Downtown Syracuse

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Local Shopping & Dining

Did you know that the Syracuse Inner Harbor is home to the largest shopping center in the state, bringing in over 25 million guests every year? Destiny USA is your one-stop shop for all of your retail needs, but there are plenty of smaller, locally owned shops along the streets downtown, like the highly anticipated Salt City Market. Once you work up an appetite from all that shopping, you'll find a little bit of everything when it comes to dining options. We recommend checking out popular local spots like the original Dinosaur BBQ, Alto Cinco, and Pastabilities

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Arts & Culture

Downtown Syracuse is an epicenter for arts and culture in the city, with tons of museums, music venues, and arts centers. Browse some of the exhibits at the Museum of Science and Technology, the Erie Canal Museum, or the Everson Museum of Art. See what's on the schedule at Landmark Theatre, Redhouse Arts Center, the Syracuse Opera, or Symphoria. Still searching for something to do? Finish your day off with a locally brewed drink at Middle Ages Brewing or Empire Brewing.

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Thriving Job Market

When you live in Downtown Syracuse, you'll be in the middle of the city's active job market. Some of the largest employers in Syracuse and Onondaga County include the Upstate University Health System, Syracuse University, St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center, and Wegman's. Other major fields available include technology, senior care services, and government positions. 

Downtown Syracuse Real Estate

Searching for a homes for sale in Downtown Syracuse or want to learn more about what it’s like to live in Syracuse? We’ve got the resources to help you out! Contact us to learn more and schedule a showing of your favorite homes, or browse our Buyer’s Resources below!

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