The town of Van Buren is found in Onondaga County. Nestled west of Syracuse in Central New York, its location means its 13,000 residents are convenient to some of the state’s most magnificent attractions while enjoying a relaxed, rural lifestyle in the midst of rolling hills. Our REALTORS® will be glad to show you around!
Van Buren’s history dates back to 1789, when land in the community was used to pay soldiers returning from the American Revolution. On 36 square miles just south of the Seneca River, the town provides plenty of room to spread out, boasting a far lower population density than average for the state. Start shopping for Van Buren, NY real estate for sale.
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Van Buren’s 13,000 locals are distributed in 5,300 households and 3,400 families. About 97% identify themselves as white. African American, Native American, Asian, Pacific Islander, and residents of other backgrounds make up less than half a percentage point each.
The median age in Van Buren is 39, aligned with New York state as a whole. The median household income is just over $43,000, while median family income exceeds $50,000. Van Buren’s real estate market is highly seasonal, with a few dozen properties available at off-peak times. The average price of a two-bedroom family home in Van Buren is around $120,000. A budget of $150,000 provides access to two- and three-bedroom homes with a range of amenities. Browse the newest homes for sale in Van Buren, NY.
The Baldwinsville Central School District is one of the state’s most accomplished school districts. Furnishing many opportunities for its 6,000 students to excel over the years, Baldwinsville stands out for excellent test scores and intensive college preparation. It maintains eight campuses total, including Van Buren Elementary School.
It’s a short journey from Van Buren to a number of well-regarded colleges and universities. The private nonprofit Syracuse University is just fifteen minutes away. For a smaller, close-knit community, Le Moyne College is an ideal choice. Students can also enter the SUNY system at nearby SUNY Upstate Medical University. Find homes in Van Buren by school district.
Thanks to the presence of SUNY Upstate Medical University, the area around Van Buren has a thriving healthcare sector contributing more than 17,000 jobs within range of a short commute.
In Van Buren’s surrounding cities, you’ll find high tech brands like National Grid, Spectrum Cable, and top aerospace innovator Lockheed Martin. Air conditioning firm Carrier Corporation also has facilities nearby. In retail, Wegmans is the top Onondaga County employer. It contributes nearly 4,000 jobs across its footprint. Welch Allyn, UPS, and AXA Equitable Life Insurance are some other key players.
Beautiful Van Buren Central Park is one of the area’s best places to appreciate nature. It hosts a variety of outdoor events from 9AM to 4PM every weekday. With a quick drive to Fulton, you can explore four miles of trails on varied terrain at Great Bear Hiking Trails.
Residents have year-round access to legendary fishing at Onondaga Lake, just ten minutes away. The 4.6-mile long lake is an immensely popular summer spot that offers camping, watersports, and much more. Onondaga Lake Park has been called The Central Park of Central New York.
A 15-minute drive brings you into the city of Syracuse, featuring attractions like the Rosamond Gifford Zoo, Erie Canal Museum, and Everson Museum of Art. Clark Reservation State Park is another option for outdoor enjoyment with majestic cliffs and a picturesque lake.
Enjoy a relaxed pace of life in Central New York with a Van Buren home under blue skies, not far from top cities. Coldwell Banker Prime Properties can help. Contact us to find out more today.