South Hill

South Hill is located near the south end of Cayuga Lake and includes Ithaca College. It has a population of approximately 6,700. Thickly covered in trees and separated from downtown by Six Mile Creek, South Hill was settled long after the rest of Ithaca. The hill is so steep that in the early 19th century railroad cars had to be pulled up it one at a time before the train made its way to Owego. A permanent school building was not built in this neighborhood until 1907 when a brick structure was erected on Hudson Street. Ithaca College moved out of downtown to its South Hill campus in the early 1960s. South Hill becomes less densely settled as you go up Hudson Street. At the base of Hudson there are many houses divided into apartments, but at the top of the hill you will find large single-family homes on spacious lots. Immediately north of Ithaca College there are a number of two-story housing projects of ranch-style or modern block block buildings surrounded by large lawns. Community Resources South Hill Civic Association – no web presence…yet! South Hill Elementary School Ithaca College South Hill Recreation Way: Popular with walkers, joggers, bicyclists, cross-country skiers, and college athletic teams. This trail also serves as a commuter route between the South Hill residential area, Ithaca College and Downtown. Built on an old railroad bed, this hard-packed gravel trail has an accessible entrance off Crescent Place. Many benches and a level rest area. Multi-use trail 2.9 miles. Located on Hudson St across from South Hill School. Map of South Hill   Photo & Content Credits: stballoon.com, Ithaca.com (Newcomers Guide), VisitIthaca.com…

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Belle Sherman

Belle Sherman is an area located close to Cornell University to the south with houses mostly in the cottage-style (some are actual bungalows). Community Resources Belle Sherman PTA Belle Sherman Elementary School Map of Belle Sherman Photo credit: Ithaca City School District…

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Cayuga Heights

Cayuga Heights is a village in Tompkins County, New York, United States and an upscale suburb of Ithaca with a population of just under 4,000. The village is in the Town of Ithaca, directly northeast of the City of Ithaca and Cornell University’s main campus. Community Resources Village of Cayuga Heights Cayuga Heights History Project Cayuga Heights Elementary School Map of Cayuga Heights Photo Credit: Cayuga Heights History Project…

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Dryden

Dryden is a town in Tompkins County, New York, USA. The population was 14,435 at the 2010 census. The town contains two villages: one also named Dryden and one named Freeville. The town is on the county’s eastern border, east of Ithaca, in the Finger Lakes region. Community Resources Village of Dryden Town of Dryden Dryden Central School District Dryden Elementary School Dryden Middle School Dryden High School Map of Dryden…

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Ithaca Community

Ranked by multiple publications as being one of America’s Smartest Cities, Most Secure Places to Live, Healthiest Cities, Best Green Places to Live, Best/Affordable Places to Retire, Number 1 Emerging City, Ithaca offers something for everyone.  So what has caught the attention of so many people? It’s simple, the quality of life our residents enjoy!  Imagine the comfort of a small city with all of the luxuries of a big city environment and you’ve found Ithaca! Community Resources City of Ithaca VisitIthaca.com – Great site for general information about Ithaca and Tompkins County. Overview of the community. Offers accomodations, dining, attractions and more. Best site for newcomers. DowntownIthaca.com – Downtown information with store listings broken down by category, where to stay, transportation and more. Ithaca City School District Map of Ithaca Content Credit: City of Ithaca Community page…

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Ludlowville

A hamlet northwest of South Lansing. Community Resources Ludlowville Falls Map of Ludlowville…

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