Stimulating Ithaca, New York is located in the south central part of the state on 6.1 square miles with 29,287 residents. It is home to Cornell University, an Ivy League school with almost 20,000 students and is known for its high quality of life and liberal social and political environment. Once called the “City of Evil,” today it is a more refined place and attracts college students and retirees alike. In fact, roughly 28% of the population is aged 45-64 and 17% is 65 or above.
The climate in Ithaca is considered continental with cold, snowy winters and hot humid summers.
Ithaca’s economy stems mostly from education and manufacturing with high tech and tourism adding support. Along with Cornell, other attractions to the city include Buttermilk Falls State Park, Robert Treman State Park, and Finger Lakes Trail.