Perched on the breathtaking shores of Owasco Lake, from which it gets its name, Owasco is truly one of the treasures of the Finger Lakes Region. The lake defines the town’s western border, while the eastern town line abuts Onondaga County, putting residents at the crossroads of several strong economies. Easy access to State Route 38A makes it a snap to take a weekend trip to many of New York’s top getaway destinations.
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Sitting on a modest but highly desirable 23.5 square miles—2.6. of which are water—Owasco is a community of just over 3,700 people. Its 1,425 households and 1,100 families have a median age of 41, just a touch over the state’s average. The median household income stands over $52,000; the median family income is over $60,000.
There are over 1,600 housing units in Owasco. It is common to see 15-30 for sale at off-season times, while the market may extend to 100 homes or more in the spring and summer. Some properties sell at a premium, as lakeside frontage is in great demand all year around. Expect a median listing price exceeding $250,000. Browse the newest real estate listings in Owasco, NY.
Auburn Enlarged City School District is the academic home away from home for students living in Owasco. Based in Auburn—about 15 minutes to Owasco’s north—it operates seven schools including one high school, a junior high school, and five elementary campuses.
Total enrollment is more than 4,300 across grades Pre-K through 12. With an emphasis on academic excellence, the district has achieved a relatively low 14:1 student-teacher ratio despite the large size and diverse needs of its student body. Advanced Placement college credit is available for students of academic distinction.
Auburn Enlarged City School District graduates hundreds of students every year who go on to higher education. Universities within New York are preferred destinations, including Syracuse University and SUNY Buffalo. Some students have gone on to top-ranked schools including New York University and Cornell University. Find homes in Owasco by school district.
Owasco is home to a diverse range of enterprises in a variety of sectors, reflecting the region’s increasing move from manufacturing to high tech and technology-enabled industries. Some local employers include innovative steel producer Nucor, agronomy solution leader Helena’s, Verizon, Boeing, and Daikon.
With a short commute, Owasco residents can access many other potential employers throughout Cayuga County. The top private local employers are Auburn Community Hospital, with more than 1,100 staff, Wegmans, Wal-Mart, and Xylem. Most are headquartered in Auburn, within just minutes of Owasco.
Owasco Lake is undoubtedly the crown jewel of recreation in Owasco. Cayuga County has frontage on no less than eight magnificent lakes, yet Owasco Lake is consistently the one looked to by locals and visitors alike. It is eleven miles long and features resources for boating, swimming, fishing, and kayaking. Anglers will love the many well-developed marinas as well as the smallmouth bass, rainbow trout, lake trout, and salmon.
When you are planning outdoor fun on the lake, Emerson Park is the place to start. Sprawling across 135 majestic acres, it is the home of many concerts and dramatic productions each year. Wander the waterfront and you’ll find the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, a disc golf course, and a slew of playgrounds and picnic shelters.
The Seward House Museum, Harriet Tubman Home, and Ward O’Hara Agricultural & Country Living Museum, all in Auburn, are just a few of the notable historic sites nearby.
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