Syracuse Real Estate Information
Syracuse is located in the heart of the state of New York. Under Chief Hiawatha, it was once considered the capital of the powerful Iroquois confederacy. Also known as the “Crossroads of New York State,” the city was strategically founded as a central port for transportation. Syracuse is also known as a strong contender among other major cities for its exceptional education, cultural and recreational opportunities. In the 1960s, the downtown area was transformed into a lively commercial and residential center thanks to several large urban renewal programs. Syracuse is also recognized by several large magazine publications as one of the “Greenest Cities” in America.
Bordering Onondaga Lake, Syracuse lies on what the Iroquois claimed to be the most beautiful land ever created when the Great Spirit left his handprint. That area is now known as the Finger Lakes. The city’s name is derived from a city on the eastern coast of Sicily, called Siracusa.