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Live & Work in CenterState NY

Whether it's the region's stategic location, strong network of education and research institutions, diverse culture or natural assets, there are many reasons why 1.5 million people call CenterState New York's 12 counties "home."

The region boasts many great assets:

  • <20 minute average commute time
  • Comprehensive multimodal transportation system
  • Affordable housing, with median home sales of $80,775 and one of the strongest housing market in the nation 
  • 35 colleges and universities; 138,000 students from around the world 
  • $1.2 billion in annual R&D projects underway at region's 6 largest universities
  • Workforce that is 20% above the national average for holding advanced degrees
  • Syracuse picked by MSN as a top 12 emerging Green City 
  • Access to 25% of the world's fresh water
  • The Adirondack Park, with 6 million acres
  • Thousand Islands, with 1,793 islands spanning 50 miles
  • Finger Lakes Region, with 100+ wineries, 5 wine trails, and 11 state parks 


Whatever you are looking for, you are likely to find it in here.  Shops, restaurants, nightspots and cultural organizations fill architecturally impressive buildings.  Performing arts venues, parks, and sports stadiums abound.  Lakes and mountains are just a short drive away and every conceivable type of home is available...at more affordable pricing than many other places.


The Syracuse area is home to several world class hospitals and specialized medical facilities. Over 1,600 general and specialty physicians practice in the area.  The region is also a center of medical education and research and the new Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital.


A community is only as strong as it's education system.  In Syracuse you don't have to go far to find a quality education. In addition to an outstanding K-12 system, there are 10 colleges and universities in the immediate area and 25 others within a 100-mile radius.  

Additional Resources

CenterState CEO's Community Guide to Greater Syracuse is an exceptional promotional piece for Syracuse and the surrounding region that highlights all aspects of our community including business, health care, education, housing, transportation, relocation services and leisure activities.

CreativeCoreNY.com is an information portal to the region’s business, educational, and quality of life opportunities. You can also connect to the Core on Facebook and Twitter.

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