Known far and wide as The Port City of Central New York, Oswego is the seat of Oswego County. With a population just under 20,000, it is a great place to live, work and raise a family. Our REALTORS® will show you what draws residents here from all over America.
Convenient to Lake Ontario, Oswego is home to world famous Oswego Speedway and prestigious State University of New York at Oswego. Having grown around the crucial Port of Oswego, it has a rich history as a former railroad hub. Start shopping for Oswego, NY real estate for sale.
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About 94% of locals describe themselves as white, 2% as African-American, and 1.5% Asian. The median household income is about $40,000, while the median family income is north of $57,000. The median age is 34, a bit lower than the state as a whole.
With about 20,000 residents, 7,500 households, and 4,000 families, Oswego has more than 8,000 housing units. The real estate market is vibrant, with anywhere from 100-200 homes for sale at one time. The median listing price is just shy of $100,000.
With the slogan Where the Learning Never Ends, the Oswego City School District serves students from across the city. It maintains seven campuses, including five K-6 elementary schools, a middle school for grades 7-8, and a high school. Total enrollment is just under 4,000, with an average 12 pupils per teacher. Oswego has seen growth in academic performance, graduation rates, and college acceptance over the last several years.
SUNY Oswego maintains a historic lakeside campus in the area. Syracuse University and Le Moyne College are also popular for local students.
Oswego is the perfect place to launch or grow a career. Diversifying from its shipping roots, the area is defined by a vibrant economy including small businesses and Fortune 500 enterprises.
Oswego Health—founded more than 130 years ago, operates Oswego Hospital and four other facilities adding the lion’s share of local healthcare jobs. Along with St. Luke’s Health Service, with 500 employees, it provides world-class care to the community.
Novelis, described as a world leader in rolled aluminum products, has a number of facilities around Oswego. It is the #1 aluminum recycler in the world and employs manufacturers, engineers, materials scientists, and more. Fortune 150 energy concern Exelon is another big Oswego name. With 34,000 employees nationwide, it focuses on cutting-edge energy generation supporting nearly two million customers.
Oswego is rich with amazing attractions, including unique historical sites and museums. The H. Lee White Marine Museum may be the most striking of these. Showcasing 400 years of maritime heritage, it overlooks the harbor. It’s the home of a number of historical vessels visitors can tour.
More harbor-side fun can be had at the New York State Barge Canal, which links the Oswego Canal to the Erie and a series of others. Tours of the canal system are available, and boaters have access it at many times throughout the year. It also hides some great fishing spots!
The Oswego Speedway draws visitors from all over the world for its full schedule of automobile races and open practice events. Active duty military get free admission, and kids 16 and under are admitted free with a paid adult. Tent and RV camping are available around the Speedway. For more family-friendly fun, pay a visit to the interactive Children’s Museum of Oswego.
This community has so much to offer—all of this is only the beginning. The experts at Coldwell Banker Prime will help you find your dream home and get to closing right. Contact us to get started—our experienced Oswego realtors are excited to help you!