Found in Madison County in Central New York, Oneida has about 12,000 residents. Named for Oneida Lake and the people who once dwelt there, the city is in a remarkable location—centrally situated between great cities of two different countries.
From the crossroads of Oneida, it’s easy to visit New York City, Boston, Buffalo, Toronto, and Montreal. Many people live in Oneida and work in one of these cities or vacation to Canada. It’s just southeast of its namesake lake and an hour from the Adirondacks. Start shopping for Oneida, NY real estate for sale.
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Oneida is known for being a remarkably compact city ideal for pedestrians and bicyclists. This means you do not need to choose a home right in the city center to be convenient to amenities.
With about 12,000 people, more than 4,700 households, and close to 3,000 families in Oneida, there are many housing units to choose from. Most residents identify as white; about 1% African-American; 1.4% Native American; and .5% Asian. The Median household income is just over $35,000 and the median family income exceeds $45,000.
With a strong seasonal real estate market, you can expect 70-100 homes for sale at a time. The median listing price exceeds $120,000, but there are homes available for many budgets. Homes with a wide range of sizes and amenities are listed for $100,000.
The Oneida City School District serves Oneida as well as a number of surrounding communities. It operates six campuses, including four elementary schools, a middle school, and a high school. With just over 2,000 students, it maintains small class sizes with a student-teacher ratio of 13:1. It’s lauded for excellent instruction and a strong slate of activities, including clubs and college preparation. About 76% of students go on to higher education.
The Oneida area is rich with colleges and universities. Among them are Colgate University, Syracuse University, Le Moyne College, Utica College, and several SUNY campuses or facilities.
Over the last decade, locals have worked hard to expand downtown. This has attracted more businesses and investment into Oneida. The community is quite popular among remote workers whose jobs are located in one of the surrounding cities.
Oneida residents benefit from a diverse economy. Community Memorial Hospital and Oneida Healthcare Center are major names in health that are often hiring. Oneida Savings Bank is a key local financial institution. The private sector is anchored by traditional and high-tech firms. Familiar local brands include Abscope Entertainment, George Weston Bakeries, LOJO Technology, Prime Materials, and Ralston Supply. Recent years have seen many small businesses launch.
Glenwood Shopping Plaza is the place to visit for the best shopping and dining in the area. It offers the whole spectrum of local boutiques and eateries or well-known national chains. You’ll never be without natural splendor around Oneida. Oneida Lake is the largest lake sitting inside New York, with nearly 80 square miles of water. It’s well-loved for its ice fishing and snowmobiling.
Oneida has long been famous for the unique sight of the World’s Smallest Church. Built 1989, it sits on a tiny island and seats two people. The total floor area is just 28 square feet. Oneida’s vibrant past has given it an active historic scene. Seven buildings within Oneida are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. These include the Mount Hope Reservoir, Oneida Armory, and DeFerriere House.
Coldwell Banker Prime Properties makes it easy for you to find the perfect home in this part of Central New York. To get started, contact us today. Our Oneida realtors would love to work with you!