Our REALTORS® have been introducing more clients Onondaga, NY and all it has to offer. The city can be found in a great part of Central New York and is home to about 23,000 people. Onondaga is a gateway to the world-class amenities of Syracuse and makes it easy for residents to visit the rest of the state. Interstate 81, Route 20, and State Routes 173, 175, 11A, and 80 are all convenient, making for fast journeys headed in any direction.
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With an area of nearly 58 square miles, Onondaga is a mid-sized community within the orbit of Syracuse. Although it features its own business scene, employment, shopping, and dining, it maintains a small town feeling and close-knit neighborhoods full of character.
About 94% of Onondaga residents describe themselves as white, 2% as African-American, and 1% each Native American or Asian. The Median age is 40 years, skewing a little older than the state. The median household income is north of $53,000 and median family income exceeds $63,000.
Although there are 8,000 housing units here, an average of 50-100 properties are regularly available for purchase. With that in mind, it’s important to choose a real estate agent who understands the local market. The median listing price is north of $150,000. Browse the newest real estate listings in Onondaga, NY.
Westhill Central School District welcomes students from Onondaga along with some from the nearby town of Geddes. It operates four campuses, including a primary school for pupils up to 1st grade, an elementary school, middle school, and high school.
Westhill CSD has been honored for excellence in academics and college preparation. It is also considered to have a sterling record in health and safety. Its compact enrollment ensures plenty of individual instruction in classes of about 13 students. Onondaga Community College is right in Onondaga. Find homes in Onondaga by school district.
When it comes to employment, local residents have plenty of options. They can stay within the Onondaga area or commute just fifteen minutes to Syracuse. Either way, they benefit from a robust, diversified local economy with low unemployment.
Upstate University Health Center is the largest single employer in the county, adding nearly 10,000 jobs. St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center, with around 4,000 positions, is another great place to launch or grow a health career, as is Crouse Hospital, with 2,700.
A number of major manufacturing and tech brands have offices not far from Onondaga, and familiar infrastructure and retail firms are well-represented. Lockheed Martin, Time Warner Cable, Carrier, Verizon, and Wegmans all add their touch to a vibrant private sector.
If you love the outdoors, you won’t want to miss Onondaga Lake and its parks. With a length of nearly 5,000 feet, Onondaga Lake is a hotspot for fishing, boating, and camping. Bass, catfish, white perch, and walleye are favored game fish. For fly fishing, locals can try Ninemile Creek.
The Onondaga Historical Association operates the Onondaga Historical Museum with exhibits on the Underground Railroad, local crafts, and the Jewish community. It also sponsors a major Iroquois Heritage Center and conducts tours of local sites.
The Rosamond Gifford Zoo and Museum of Science and Technology are two options for family-friendly fun. NBT Bank Stadium hosts minor league baseball games, and the New York State Fairgrounds are only a short trip away.
For world-class amenities with small town charm, this Central New York town awaits. Coldwell Banker Prime will get you to closing on your new home faster. To learn more, contact us—our experienced Onondaga realtors are excited to work with you!