Warren Real Estate - About Ithaca

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Ithaca, NY located on the southern shore of Cayuga Lake in Central NY may be the ideal location for anyone looking to leave bigger cities around the country. With only a four or five hour drive to NYC, one can still get a fix of the city if needed.

Ithaca, for those interested in green living, is a very eco-minded city. The city recently joined the Mayors Climate Protection Agreement along with more than 200 other US cities. Residents of Ithaca have pledged to reduce their greenhouse emissions to 20 percent below 2001 levels by 2016.

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Noteworthy accolades:

  • Ithaca, NY Ranked # 1 by American Institute for Economic Research: Best College Towns 2013!
  • Ithaca named “the Most Secure Place to Live” for a municipality with less than 150,000 residents by Farmers Insurance Group, October 2012
  • Ithaca ranked “#1 College Destination” by American Institute for Economic Research, October 2012
  • Ithaca ranked one of the “Best River Towns in America” by Outside Magazine, September 2012
  • Cornell ranked #5 in the “Top 25 Colleges for Outside Readers” from Outside Magazine, August 2012
  • Ithaca ranked #5 in “The 10-Best Cities for Millennials,” by Moving.com and 24/7WallSt.com, July 2012
  • Ithaca ranked  #1 for “Prime Workforce Growth” among 365 metro statistical areas, Area Development Magazine, June 2012
  • Ithaca ranked 3rd best city for “Finding Employment Right Now,” Forbes, May, 2012
  • Cayuga Scenic Byway ranked “Top 10 All American Road Trip” by Yahoo Travel, May, 2012
  • Ithaca ranked top-10 in “Great Quirky Places to Retire,” AARP Magazine, April 2012
  • Ithaca/Tompkins County ranked a “Top 10 Small to Mid-sized Fourth Economy Community” by Fourth Economy Consulting, April 2012
  • Ithaca ranked America’s “most secure” small town, Farmers Insurance study, Dec. 2011
  • Ithaca ranked a top-seven retirement town in “Retire Here, Not There,” Smart Money, Nov. 2011
  • Ithaca ranked one of the “10 Best Places to Retire 2012” by US News & World Report, Oct. 2011
  • Ithaca ranked one of 19 “Perfect Towns” by Outside magazine, Oct. 2011
  • Cornell ranked #19 in “100 Best Companies” by Working Mother magazine, Oct. 2011
  • Cornell ranked second in “Best Employers for Workers over 50” by AARP, Sept., 2011
  • Ithaca ranked #9 on AARP’s list of “10 Affordable Cities for Retirement.” AARP Magazine Sept-Oct, 2011
  • Ithaca once again ranked in “Top 100 Places to Live” by RelocateAmerica.com, June, ‘11
  • Ithaca ranked top-10 city for “Carless Retirement” by US News & World Report, online, March 2011
  • Ithaca ranked #6 in “America’s Foodiest Towns,” (pop under 250,000) by Bon Appétit magazine, Sept. ’10
  • Ithaca ranked #1 “Best College Town” (under 250,000 pop.) by American Institute for Economic Research, Sept. ‘10
  • Ithaca ranked #7 in “America’s Brainiest Metros”, The Daily Beast, online, August, ‘10
  • Ithaca ranked #1 among 350 U.S metro areas as the best place for recent college grads, The Daily Beast, online, June, ‘10
  • Ithaca ranked in top-100 places to live, top-10 recreation cities and top-10 small towns by RelocateAmerica.com, April, ‘10
  • Ithaca listed a “Top Retirement City for Wine Lovers,” US News & World Report online, May 2009
  • Ithaca ranked third (again, see Dec. 07) in Farmers Insurance study, “Most Secure Places to Live – Small Towns,” May 2009
  • Ithaca ranked in top-100 American cities by RelocateAmerica.com, April, ‘09
  • Ithaca ranked a top-10 city for job-seeking retirees, US News, Jan. 22, ‘09
  • Ithaca ranked #1 “Best Middle Class Housing Markets” by Forbes.com, Dec. 4, ‘08
  • Cornell University named #1 employer for people over 50 by AARP Magazine, Sept. 2008
  • Ithaca ranked #6 in “The 20 Best Towns in America” by Outside magazine, Aug. 2008
  • Ithaca ranked 2nd in Smart Money magazine’s “7 Best Places to Retire in an Economic Downturn,” Feb. 2008
  • Ithaca ranked third among “America’s Smartest Cities,” by Forbes Magazine, Feb. 2008
  • Ithaca schools ranked 2nd nationwide among metro areas under 500,000 by Expansion Management Magazine, Dec. 2007
  • Ithaca ranked second in “Best Green Places to Live,” by Country Home magazine, April 2007.
  • Ithaca ranked eighth in “50 Smart Places to Live”, Kiplingers Personal Finance, June 2006
  • Ithaca ranked 17 nationwide among the “Best Places for Business and Careers,” Forbes magazine, April 2006.
  • Ithaca recommended in “American Values—Where to Buy a Retirement Home,” Smart Money Magazine,February 2002
  • Ithaca ranked as one of the “25 Terrific Places to Bring up a Family,” Mothering Magazine, July/ August 2001.