B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Real Estate
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    D+
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    A+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$88,800
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$730
National
$928
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    61%
  • Own
    39%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    475
    273
  • Murder
    15
    6
  • Rape
    53
    41
  • Robbery
    249
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    829
    525
  • Theft
    2,484
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    219
    263

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$31,881
National
$53,889
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    14%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    20%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

Syracuse Reviews

223 reviews
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Syracuse is very good for college students. If you ae a medical student then it is definitely the right place to stay. There is many hospitals there and the chances of you getting a job is a lot more likely. It is a cross between a rural and city area. There is a little bit of everything for everyone. The night life is centered more around Syracuse University and a little bit downtown. It is also very diverse as you will meet people from all over the world! The cost of living varies as you go through out the city. There are really some decent price ranges for every budget. There are a pretty decent amount of restaurants, and fun things to do. It also has Destiny USA which is a mall that was updated roughly 5 or so years ago. Syracuse, in all is a starter city and if you are about your business it will get you to the next step!
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Syracuse is on the up and up! The restaurant scene is growing and becoming more eclectic, craft breweries are popping up every where, and local small business is in. Theres something to do almost every weekend for every kind of interest. And you're always just a short drive away from all sorts of outdoor activities. Although we still have a long way to go, lots of bad areas still, overall since I've lived here syracuse has been on the rise
Syracuse is a very beautiful area in New York. There is plenty to do, whether it be going to exhilarating Syracuse sporting events or visiting the newly built amphitheater near Onondaga Lake. I have lived in Syracuse my whole life there and you definitely get a little taste of each season weather wise. I highly recommend visiting Syracuse if you have never been before!