January 28, 2018

Syracuse, New York

Life in Syracuse, New York, explained by people who’ve lived in Syracuse:



*Click here to share your experience living in Syracuse*

*Response format = Answer (Your name, How long you’ve lived in Syracuse)


Syracuse Favorites

What’s your favorite thing about living in Syracuse?

  • Easy to get places via 81 690. (Paul, 15 years)
  • Carrier Dome. (Dan, 30 years)
  • All the events you get to do. Just get out there. (Beverly, 45 years)
  • History. (Tracey, 50 years)
  • Family, lots to do, weather. (Mike, 52 years)
  • Nothing, but I made a great living. (Joseph, 73 years)

Syracuse Least Favorites

What’s your least favorite thing about living in Syracuse?

  • Negative people. (Paul, 15 years)
  • Potholes. (Dan, 30 years)
  • 6 months of winter. (Beverly, 45 years)
  • Drug problem. (Tracey, 50 years)
  • People who whine about the weather. (Mike, 52 years)
  • The cold weather. (Joseph, 73 years)
  • Snow/cold. (Kevin, too long)

Syracuse Things To Do

What are fun things to do in Syracuse?

  • Golf. (Paul, 15 years)
  • Nothing. (Dan, 30 years)
  • Taste of Syracuse. All the outdoor walking trails. (Beverly, 45 years)
  • NYS fair. (Tracey, 50 years)
  • SU sports, summer festivals, parks, restaurants. (Mike, 52 years)
  • Going to the fair because I was in the business for 10 years. (Joseph, 73 years)
  • Lots to do, if if you look. (Kevin, too long)

Syracuse’s Reputation

What’s Syracuse known for?

  • SNOW. (Paul, 15 years)
  • Carrier Dome. (Dan, 30 years)
  • Basketball. (Beverly, 45 years)
  • SU. (Tracey, 50 years)
  • SU sports, weather. (Mike, 52 years)
  • Syracuse University basketball, also I remember 1959 with Jim Brown is Ernie Davis. (Joseph, 73 years)
  • Snow. (Kevin, too long)

Syracuse Crime

What’s the crime like in Syracuse? (hot spot areas, etc.)

  • No worse than other cities in NY. (Paul, 15 years)
  • Really horrible. (Dan, 30 years)
  • About average. (Beverly, 45 years)
  • Wouldn’t go downtown at night. (Tracey, 50 years)
  • Drugs, gangs. (Mike, 52 years)v
  • Take any unread Siri. (Joseph, 73 years)
  • Out of hand, North, South, East or West sides. (Kevin, too long)

Syracuse Advice

Any advice for people moving to Syracuse?

  • Travel around on your days off…explore our unique neighborhoods. (Paul, 15 years)
  • I don’t recommend it. (Dan, 30 years)
  • Be prepared for cold weather. Be prepared for high taxes. (Beverly, 45 years)
  • Check areas first, some are not that great. (Tracey, 50 years)
  • Don’t move to Fayetteville, Manlius, Janesville, Skaneateles or Cazenovia. Don’t be a snob. (Mike, 52 years)
  • Don’t do it. Unless very very wealthy, no jobs. (Kevin, too long)

Syracuse Stories

Share an experience you’ve had in Syracuse (fun, crazy, dangerous, etc.).

  • Great concerts and shows. (Paul, 15 years)
  • Go to the Carrier Dome watching Syracuse vs Duke when we first joined the ACC. (Dan, 30 years)
  • I was born and raised in Cuse. The blizzard of 66. (Beverly, 45 years)
  • Love the St. Patrick’s Day parade. (Tracey, 50 years)
  • You can always find someone you are connected to. (Mike, 52 years)
  • Teenage job delivering pizza, robbed at gunpoint. (Kevin, too long)

Syracuse’s Future

How do you think Syracuse will change over the next 10 years?

  • Center city rebirth, Southside deterioration of housing. (Paul, 15 years)
  • Hopefully for the best. (Dan, 30 years)
  • Unfortunately I don’t see anything good happening. (Beverly, 45 years)
  • Hopefully the roads. (Tracey, 50 years)
  • With increase in downtown population, more stores. (Mike, 52 years)
  • More taxes, more libs, more illegals. (Kevin, too long)

Syracuse Facts

Any other interesting facts about Syracuse?

  • Its history. (Paul, 15 years)
  • Downtown is sometimes clean and nice. (Dan, 30 years)
  • Everyone should visit at least once. (Beverly, 45 years)
  • Snowiest big city in America. (Kevin, 50 years)
  • Was so important to manufacturing. (Mike, 52 years)