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National Recognition

  • Syracuse ranked #1 by CNN Money as the most affordable place to live.
  • #4 on Forbes’ list of Best Places to Raise a Family.
  • Syracuse ranks #10 on Businessweek.com’s list of the 20 best places for jobseekers to “start over.”
  • Auburn, NY rated by Forbes among the Best Small Cities to Raise a Family.
  • Syracuse named one of America’s Strongest Cities by The Brookings Institute.
  • PETA names Syracuse named one of the most vegetarian-vegan friendly (small) cities in North America by PETA.
  • Syracuse named one of top 10 healthiest cities by Parenting magazine.
  • A top-20 City for Weathering the Recession by The Brookings Institution.
  • Named by Business Facilities magazine as one of 7 best U.S. locations for business relocation and expansion
  • Syracuse: ranked #14 among “Next Cities” for young professionals, by Next Generation Consulting
  • One of the nation’s top 20 green leaders in National Geographic’s Green Guide
  • Syracuse: one of MSN.com’s top 12 emerging green cities in the country
  • Named the #6 cleantech cluster by Sustainable World Capital.
  • #17 among America’s Greenest Cities in Popular Science (#2 in the Northeast)
  • One of America’s Best Places for Business, Forbes.
  • University Hill: one of the Top Ten Neighborhoods in the U.S., American Planning Association
  • #17 on Portfolio.com’s Fun Index of America’s 100 biggest cities; #2 in New York State
  • One of the Best Places to Retire, U.S. News & World Report