Elbridge sits in central New York’s Finger Lakes Region, a short distance west of the economic hub of Syracuse. A town of 6,000, its history dates to 1829. It also contains a village of the same name, incorporated 1848, and the village of Jordan. Sitting on a little less than 40 square miles, the town is defined on its north border by the Erie Canal and Seneca River. The convenience of fishing and other water sports attracts visitors from all over the state in the spring and summer.
Elbridge sits on land that was formerly dense forest, and is convenient to many opportunities for outdoor recreation. Its position near the New York Thruway allows residents to travel quickly across the state for business or pleasure, and Niagara Falls is only two hours away.
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With about 6,000 residents, Elbridge encompasses 2,300 households and 1,700 families in 2,500 housing units. Depending on season, about 40-60 of these are for sale at any one time. A budget of about $160,000 is recommended for the average single family home, but many properties include large tracts of grassland or forest. These may go for $250,000 or more.
97% of the town’s residents identify themselves as white, with less than 1% African-American, Native American, Asian, or from other races. Median household income stands at just over $41,000 and median family income is over $48,000. The median age is 38. Browse the newest real estate listings in Elbridge, NY.
Elbridge is served by the Jordan-Elbridge School District. Its three schools have been on an upward trend in student achievement and test scores. Student-teacher ratios are generally less than 20:1, with Elbridge Elementary boasting 12:1—a practice that promotes personalized attention.
High school students in Elbridge may participate in the district’s International Baccalaureate program, which helps develop college preparedness, global citizenship, and language skills. Higher educational institutions are right in the neighborhood—Cayuga Community College and SUNY Empire State College lie fifteen minutes away. Find homes for sale in Elbridge by school district.
Elbridge is known as headquarters of Tessy Plastics. Founded 1973, it is one of the country’s premier providers of injection molded plastic goods. It maintains 500 jobs in the area, and has significantly expanded its local plant in 2003 and 2004. Other key employers include aerospace firm Lockheed Martin, heating and ventilation brand Carrier, and National Grid, operating over 9,000 miles of the Northeast’s electricity transmission.
Partly within town limits is 1,947-acre Cross Lake, a popular destination for camping, boating, and fishing. The Seneca River flowing through the lake produces tremendous diversity in fish species. Walleye, tiger musky, bluegill, and bass are common.
One unique Elbridge sight is the DIRT Museum and Hall of Fame, established 1992. With roots as a classic car museum, the DIRT Museum celebrates race car drivers and local racing culture. It holds an annual Hall of Fame induction. As Syracuse is only a few minutes’ drive, Elbridge locals always have access to some of the state’s top museums, theaters, and musical venues, as well as world-class shopping and dining.
Looking for excellent amenities in an upstate New York town? What about convenient access to major cities without the crowds—and natural splendor to enjoy in your own back yard? For the best of both worlds, our REALTORS® can’t wait to introduce you to Elbridge.
For the right person, this community can be a little slice of heaven between some of upstate New York’s best cities. Our experts use our years of local real estate experience to get you there faster. Contact us to learn more today.
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