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Discover the Lifestyle of Dewitt

Located directly east of Syracuse at the intersection of Interstates 481 and 690, Dewitt is a charming and unbeatably convenient little town. The Town of Dewitt encompasses the Village of East Syracuse and the hamlets of Jamesville and Collamer and is home to a huge variety of unique suburban communities and neighborhoods. Despite its proximity to the big city, Dewitt maintains a quiet and relaxed small-town feel, and it’s got a lot of amenities for ultra-convenient living. Dewitt features bustling commercial areas filled with shopping, dining, and entertainment, but it’s also got many residential areas of charming older neighborhoods, contemporary homes, more urban-feeling condos, and even newer upscale subdivisions. Take a tour through Syracuse and discover everything this little town has to offer.

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Key Features of Dewitt

Incredible Amenities

Dewitt has no shortages of businesses, restaurants, shops, stores, and more. There is a large commercial corridor running along Route 5, where you can find everything from Trader Joe’s to Aldi and Home Depot to FedEx. There are a number of restaurants, as well, both chain fast food joints and unique local eateries, and the Shopping Town Mall.

Amazing Lifestyle

Dewitt is the perfect blend of big-city opportunity, small-town convenience, and country tranquility. Its wide range of neighborhoods ensure there’s a home for every buyer and every budget. Dewitt is also home to a plethora of beautiful parks and trails, as well as a portion of the Old Erie Canal, and several golf courses, like Drumlins Country Club

Dewitt at a Glance

Getting Around

  • Downtown Syracuse: 5 miles, about 10 min
  • Oneida Lake: 15 miles, about 20 minutes
  • Lake Ontario: 40 miles, about 45 min
  • Major Roads: I-690, I-481, Route 5


  • Population: 25,617
  • County: Onondaga
  • Zip Codes: 13214
  • Median Home Value: $153,700

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Key Features of Dewitt

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Parks & Recreation

The Town of Dewitt maintains 13 local community parks, where residents and visitors can enjoy miles of nature trails, playgrounds, sports fields and courts, rentable pavilions and shelters, and even gardens. Dewitt is also home to the Willis Carrier Recreation Center, which hosts events, and a portion of the Old Erie Canal State Historic Park, which runs along the Old Erie Canal to offer hiking, biking, horseback riding, picnicking, canoeing, and even snowmobiling.

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School District

Students in Dewitt are zoned to one of three school districts—Jamesville-DeWitt School District, East Syracuse-Minoa School District, or Fayetteville-Manlius Central School District. Students may attend top-rated schools such as Jamesville-Dewitt High School (the #1 Best Public High School in the Syracuse Area), Fayetteville-Manlius Senior High School (#1 Best STEM High School), or East Syracuse Minoa Central High School (#8 in the Syracuse area).

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Top-Notch Employment

Looking for top-notch employment? You’re sure to find plenty of opportunities in and around Dewitt! The town itself is home to the headquarters for Aspen Dental and Carrier Corporation’s engineering campus. It’s also home to the Hanson Aggregates-owned Jamesville Quarry—but there are also plenty of opportunities next door in Syracuse and throughout Onondaga County. Some of the area’s largest employers include Syracuse University, Upstate Medical University, Crouse Health, St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Care, National Grid, and more.

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