Our REALTORS® love Salina, NY because it offers a little of everything—a robust economy, shopping, dining, and culture down the road from both remarkable Lake Onondaga and the city of Syracuse.
Salina—its name derives from Latin for “salt”—is a bustling suburb of Onondaga County. Found northwest of Syracuse, its history dates to 1797. Originally, it was a salt production site with facilities along the shore of beautiful Onondaga Lake.
Today, that same lake is the centerpiece of a thriving outdoor recreation scene. Salina’s five picturesque neighborhoods are where you can blend the best suburban living with world-class city amenities and still enjoy the outdoors any time you choose.
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About 94% of Salina locals identify as white, 2% as African-American, 1% as Asian, and less than 1% from other backgrounds. Around 1.5% of the population is Hispanic or Latino. The median age is 39, closely aligned with New York as a whole. The median household income in Salina is over $40,000, while median family income nears $50,000.
With more than 33,000 people, 14,400 households and 9,000 families, Salina has a flourishing real estate market. There are about 15,000 housing units with a median listing price around $145,000. Dozens of homes can be found for sale at one time. Start shopping for Salina homes for sale.
Six school districts serve Salina and the surrounding areas. This includes three associated with Syracuse, making up most enrollment—Syracuse City School District, North Syracuse Central School District, and East Syracuse Minoa School District. Facilities, teachers, and class structure vary, but the area’s public education as a whole stands out in many ways. Local schools are known for their focus on diversity, strong extracurricular programs (including art), and college preparation.
Salina is near the epicenter of New York’s prestigious higher education scene. Private nonprofit Syracuse University, with 15,000 students and more than 100 academic programs, is a big draw. Le Moyne College and Cazenovia College are also located in Syracuse. Find homes in Salina by school district.
Onondaga County has one of the fastest-growing economies in New York. Salina residents easily find opportunities in their back yard or minutes away in Syracuse. Manufacturing, technology, and aerospace are all represented, and the area is a logistics hub.
Salina is at the crossroads of the healthcare industry, surrounded by the state’s top hospitals. With healthcare employment over 17,000, there are lots of places to start or grow a career—Upstate University Health System, Crouse Hospital, St. Joseph’s, and more.
Salina is convenient to some of the leading cultural attractions, historic landmarks, dining, and shopping outside New York City. It is serviced by a regional airport, Syracuse Hancock International, which makes it easy to plan vacations or visits.
For outdoor enthusiasts, Onondaga Lake Park is a can’t-miss 7.5-mile greenway banding beloved Lake Onondaga. It offers rugged and developed areas for family picnics, camping, fishing, hiking, and more—a popular way to spend weekends in spring and summer.
Naturally, Salina has its own Salt Museum highlighting the region’s industrial roots. Guides in period garb lead tours featuring authentic artifacts. Nearby is the Great Law of Peace Center, a museum and heritage site commemorating the Iroquois community.
Syracuse’s top attractions include the Rosamond Gifford Zoo, the Everson Museum of Art, and the Erie Canal Museum. There’s also the award-winning Museum of Science and Technology and Armory Square, home to bustling nightlife including music, dining, and shopping.
A home on the shore of Lake Onondaga could be in your future when you choose Coldwell Banker Prime Properties. We help you get to closing faster and easier. Contact our Salina realtors to get started today.
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