The city's inventory is comprised of historic bungalows and larger single-family residences in addition to new construction. Architectural styles run the gamut - Colonial, Cape Cod-style, contemporary, ranch-style, Tudor, split-level ... you'll be hard-pressed not to find a home that suits your taste in Syracuse. In downtown Syracuse, historic brick buildings have been converted into hip lofts ranging anywhere from the mid-$100s to $800,000 and more. Prices for single-family homes accommodate the city's diverse population. You're just as likely to find a nicely kept home priced under $100,000 as you are a sprawling lakefront residence for $500,000. Many of the city's older residences offer architecturally desirable features such as wood floors, large basements and mudrooms.
The most interesting residential architecture in the city of Syracuse would be in the Sedgwick Farms neighborhood (off James St.), the Strathmore neighborhood (West side of city) and the East side of the city (Scottholm, Bradford Heights area). Some of the best historic architecture was along James St. and was lost to 60's office building development. There are also some amazing old mansions from the victorian era along W. Onondaga St.
By virtue of its natural beauty, cultural abundance, strong and diverse economy and varied housing inventory, Syracuse has much to offer its residence. Located in the center of the Northeast, Syracuse offers its residents easy access to a wealth of geographical wonders and metropolitan excitement. And yet, many locals find little reason to stray from a city that offers a seemingly idyllic blend of history and modern development, small-town touches and urban revitalization.
The neighborhoods of Syracuse offer a variety of living options that is sure to fit anyone's style. If downtown living is your thing, you'll be happy to know that Downtown Syracuse is home to roughly 1,500 residents who enjoy walking to work, entertainment and restaurants, cultural activities, shopping, and outdoor festivals and events. If you are looking for a more traditional neighborhood, Syracuse City Neighborhoods offer a combination of history and community that is unmatched. Finally, towns and villages throughout Onondaga County provide the suburban and rural living experiences that round out Syracuse's diverse neighborhood settings.
Armory SquareArmory Square has become the entertainment hub of downtown Syracuse . The former Armory has been converted into the hands-on, child friendly Museum of Science and Technology (MOST) complete with an IMAX theater. The former Jefferson Clinton – Dome Hotel has been remodeled into a palatial Hawthorne Suites. Former meat packing and warehouse space is now an eclectic mix of shops, restaurants and nightspots. Above them are loft apartments and offices of advertising, design and computer and internet businesses.Franklin SquareAn abandoned factory district has become Syracuse ’s most picturesque mixed-use neighborhood. Old fashioned street lamps, brick sidewalks, ornamental ironwork and a creek side path have made it a fashionable address for loft apartments and some of the city’s best known businesses.Hanover SquareIn 2001, a number of the upper floors of Hanover Square's historic buildings were converted into loft style apartments. Hanover Square residents enjoy living in a European style neighborhood and the ability to walk out their door for a cup of coffee or a bite to eat. Hawley GreenThe Hawley-Green Historic District is one of the few 19th century residential areas left in the city. Located in Syracuse's near northeast side, it is one block south of James Street, and forms a triangular neighborhood between Lodi and Burnett Streets. The Hawley-Green Street Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The architecture of this area continues to be rehabilitated and restored to its original decadence. Many of the expansive, Victorian style homes have been converted into cozy and unique apartments and townhouses. Sedgwick Located within the Sedgwick neighborhood is Syracuse's only residential Local Historic District. It is comprised of mainly large scale, unique early 20th Century homes united by winding roads and garden type street-scaping. Sedgwick's properties were designated not only for their unique architectural character and display of fascinating details, but for the neighborhood's patterned streets, landscaping and "garden community" atmosphere as a whole. Strathmore The Strathmore Neighborhood is located in the Southwest section of the City. It is primarily a residential neighborhood of single-family homes with unique styles of architecture. The Strathmore area has many mid-20th century residential houses and sensible streets lined with magnificent trees. The Summit Avenue area also contains several grand late 19th and early 20th century brick and stucco dwellings. The neighborhood is also home to Onondaga Park, one of the most beautiful of all Syracuse Parks.Tipperary HillThe Tipperary Hill neighborhood, located on Syracuse's West End, is the traditional Irish neighborhood in Syracuse. The neighborhood is home to numerous city landmarks including Colemans Authentic Irish Pub, St. John the Baptist Ukranian Church, Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park, and the famous upsidedown traffic light, the only one of its kind in the world. While the neighborhood remains strongly connected to its Irish roots, it has become equally well known for its diverse group of residents ranging from young professionals and longtime residents, to talented local artists and immigrants from around the world.University NeighborhoodPeople of all ages and backgrounds call the University Neighborhood home. The convenience and excitement of urban living, combined with old-fashioned charm and character, make this neighborhood one of Syracuse's best-kept secrets.