Cayuga County is a small but thriving area in the west central part of New York, which includes the city of Auburn, along with Genoa, Sterling, Aurora, Summerhill, and others. Known as New York's Finger Lakes region, it's a peaceful area with some of the most beautiful scenery in the state—and a great area in which to own a home! Start shopping for Cayuga County, NY homes for sale.
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Cayuga County's population is around 76,500, as of 2019. The median income is $30,756 per individual, or $58,377 per household—roughly on par with the national average. The median listing price for a home is $144,000, or $86 per square foot, making it one of the cheapest areas to own a home in New York State. Find homes for sale by city in Cayuga County, NY.
Cayuga County is home to several great school districts, including Auburn City, Port Byron, and Union Springs. Where you send your children depends on which part of the county you move to, but all of them are filled with top quality schools. Cayuga Elementary School has top quality educators to serve kids Kindergarten through 5th grade. Jordan-Elbridge Middle School teaches 6th through 8th grade, and provides students an opportunity to earn high school credit as well. And Union Springs High School is a small but robust school educating grades 9 through 12 with a variety of great academic programs. There are even some top quality (yet affordable) colleges in the county, such as Cayuga Community College, in Auburn, and Wells College, in Aurora.
Employment opportunities in Cayuga County are on the rise, and wages are steadily increasing as well. They employ over 36,000 people throughout the county. The biggest industries are healthcare and social assistance, manufacturing, and education. The industries with the highest salaries include utilities, finance, and insurance.
Cayuga County is full of history and culture. In the summertime, it's home to the Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival, at the Rev Theatre Co., along with the New York Dance Festival the final weekend in July. And if you enjoy music and culture, the beautifully restored Victorian, Morgan Opera House features a variety of cultural performances throughout the year.
There are plenty of outdoor activities in Cayuga County as well, from golf courses to a baseball diamond, to the Frozen Ocean Motorsports Facility, a race track for off-road vehicles. Or you can simply go hiking or biking on the Erie Canal Recreational Trail, or the Montezuma Canal Heritage Park. And the Casey Park Recreation Center features swimming pools, wading pools, soccer and baseball fields, and much more.
Cayuga County is also famous for its antique shops, and hosts their 50 Mile Long Garage Sale every July along Route 90, where you can find all sorts of amazing deals and vintage collectibles. Or if you're more into food, try the Finger Lakes Cheese Trail, a series of 12 different artisan cheese makers throughout the area.
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