Thanks to its tiny population of about 900 year-round residents, our REALTORS® know most people haven’t heard of Sylvan Beach. If you want the best in small town living in a picturesque setting, this Oneida County village may be perfect for you.
Situated in the southeastern edge of the town of Vienna, it sits beside the southern edge of Oneida Lake. It’s also adjacent to the Erie Canal. Its history includes eras as a shipping and railway hub. It’s still a top destination for boaters and campers, especially in summer!
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Population estimates fluctuate between 900 and 1,100 in any given year. That includes approximately 470 households and 280 families in about 850 housing units. Some 97% of locals identify as white, with residents of other backgrounds making up less than 1% each. The median household income is about $31,000 and the median family income just north of $35,000.
A small housing stock means it can be tough to find the ideal home without help from a real estate expert. Many times throughout the year, there will be fewer than 20 listings available. The median listing price also varies with the availability of waterfront property. Browse the newest Sylvan Beach homes for sale.
The Oneida City School District is the principal provider of public schooling for students in Sylvan Beach. It maintains a total of six campuses with about 2,100 students, and a student-teacher ratio of 13:1. Parents applaud its strong college preparation, sports programs, and extracurricular clubs.
Some Sylvan Beach students attend schools operated by Camden Central School District. With five schools under management, its total enrollment is 2,200. It is known for its high graduation rate and small class sizes that provide a well-rounded educational experience.
Syracuse University, Le Moyne College, and Utica College are some of the top options for local students continuing their education. All of these are located within about 45 minutes of home. Find homes in Sylvan Beach by school district.
Many Sylvan Beach residents enjoy a morning commute of just a few minutes to work at businesses in Vienna. The city of Oneida—11,000 residents strong—is just 20 minutes away and has a diverse and growing economy.
Healthcare hiring is some of the strongest in the region, with St. Elizabeth Medical Center and Rome Memorial Hospital contributing nearly 3,000 jobs throughout Oneida County. Medical equipment provider CONMED supports an additional 900 personnel. Computer systems design firm Partech, motor vehicle Daimler Bus, and Shamrock Forestry are among the mid-sized employers near Sylvan Beach.
Sylvan Beach truly comes alive in the summer, when anglers flock from all over the U.S. to enjoy fishing and camping on Oneida Lake. The waterfront area is home to highly developed recreational facilities, including marinas, restaurants, and shops.
Sylvan Beach even has its own amusement park, including a roller coaster, Ferris wheel, bumper cars, and more. Community events take place frequently in the summer—one of the most popular is Bikes at the Beach—a gathering of local motorcycle enthusiasts.
Just south of the village is Verona State Park, a 1,735-acre park with beach, concessions, picnic shelters, and campsites. The park is strewn with four miles of hiking trails and eight miles of horseback and mountain biking trails, with hiking available year-round. Sylvan Beach is also home to the Sylvan Beach Mile one-mile road race, which takes place every year in July.
Sylvan Beach is one of Oneida County’s best-kept secrets. Coldwell Banker Prime Properties will reveal all it has to offer and help you find a great home. Contact us, or visit our Sylvan Beach office today to learn more or get started.