Living Here

Find the University’s ownership incentive programs, rental resources, transportation options and more to enhance the quality of life for residents.

CNY Learns: Helps adults take advantage of free adult literacy and employment programs offered for residents of Onondaga County and the City of Syracuse.

CNY Vitals: Provides data and interactive visualizations on critical topics that affect the health and progress of the CNY region.

Volunteer CNY: Website to search for volunteer opportunities across Central New York.

Syracuse University Guaranteed Mortgage Program: Provides eligible faculty and staff  financing  to purchase a home in designated neighborhoods near campus.

Syracuse University Office of Off-Campus and Commuter Services: Fosters and supports student independence, and community engagement for all Syracuse University students.

Syracuse University Off-Campus Housing Finder: Listing of rental units provided as a service to local rental property owners and Syracuse University students, faculty, and staff.

Syracuse University Office of Real Estate: Provides cost-effective real estate services in support of Syracuse University’s mission.

City of Syracuse Map

Syracuse city and Onondaga County GIS mapping services. The maps and data presented are developed from public records and various data sources including real property tax assessment records. While efforts have been made to use the most current and accurate data, Onondaga County, the City of Syracuse, and their mapping and software consultants assume no legal responsibility for the information contained in the Internet-based Geographic Information System (GIS).

Onondaga County Map Gallery

To view assessment information visit the City’s website.

Getting Around

Connective Corridor

The Connective Corridor demonstrates that campus and community are interdependent and can thrive together.  It features art, technology, and sustainable designs developed by students and faculty working in partnership with community artists and residents, highlighting the innovative spirit always to be found in central upstate New York.

A bike lane makes the Connective Corridor practical and accommodating to the community, as well as adding an attractive streetscape to the University neighborhood.  The bike lane raises awareness that bikes are a serious means of transportation, especially when 40 percent of average trips are less than a mile from a person’s home.

Close to campus, University Avenue also includes streetscape features and green infrastructure, including granite curbing, landscaping, brick pavers, lighting, parking, bike racks, benches and bus pull-outs.

The Connective Corridor bus route goes from main campus to The Warehouse on West Fayette Street.


Central New York is served by Centro bus lines. Many Centro buses travel through the Syracuse University on a regular basis and travel to destinations such as the the Regional Transportation Center, Destiny USA shopping mall, and other locations frequented by SU students–including downtown Syracuse (a transfer point). Centro also runs campus bus routes and shuttle services for athletic and special events at the Carrier Dome.

The Business Community

University Hill is the term that is used to describe our neighborhood, which is located east and southeast of downtown, on one of the larger hills in Syracuse. It is the major educational and medical district of Syracuse, as well as an important business district, with three of the top ten employers in the Syracuse region located here. The largest of these is Syracuse University. “The Hill” is also to home a Veterans Administration Medical Center, the state-run Upstate Medical University and State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, as well as the private Crouse Hospital, and the Richard H. Hutchings Psychiatric Center. These institutions account for more than 16,000 full-time jobs and engage more than 20,000 students.

Marshall Street

At the heart of the University Hill area is the Crouse-Marshall business district, also known as Marshall Street or M Street, a bustling commercial district that features a diverse mix of local eateries, specialty shops, and services. The ‘Street’ serves area residents; local professionals; students from Syracuse University, SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry, and SUNY Upstate Medical University, as well as the many visitors to the area each day. The main thoroughfares of South Crouse Avenue and Marshall Street are where the campus meets the community. Nearby and just north on Crouse Avenue is the intersection at East Genesee Street, which features retail and cultural spaces, the Syracuse Stage complex, and Phoebe’s Restaurant. Visit the East Genesee Regent Association for more information.

Nottingham Plaza

Located east of campus on Nottingham Road, this plaza  features a Kinney Drugs, Honeycomb Bakery, Wings Over, ACE Salt City Hardware, Bruegger’s Bagels, Passion Fruit Juice Bar, Domino’s Pizza and Key Bank.   South of the plaza is the SU-themed Tops Supermarket, flanked by smaller retail establishments, including a liquor store, Walgreens, OIP Pizza and Cafe Kubal.

Westcott Street

Westcott Street, east of campus is a small retail and cultural neighborhood infused with diverse sights, sounds, tastes, and traditions.  This artistic, energetic, and civic-minded neighborhood annually hosts the popular Westcott Street Cultural Festival.

Visit the Westcott website – it’s the best place for information on University Neighborhood resources, businesses, news and events.

SUNY ESF as a Neighbor

The State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) adjoins the Syracuse University campus and is closely associated with the University. The College is a doctoral-granting institution of the State University of New York. ESF enrolls approximately 2,400 students, including 600 at the graduate level.

The College has extensive modern laboratories, classrooms, and equipment and instrumentation. Off-campus facilities include 25,000 acres of forest land at seven locations, used for instruction, demonstration, and research.

ESF students have the same privileges as SU students with regard to health services and the use of dining halls, library facilities, testing services, and athletic and recreational facilities. They also share the wide range of social and cultural resources available at the University. Students at ESF and Syracuse University take courses on both campuses to enrich and complement their major programs.

Our Campus Partners

Department of Public Safety

Mary Ann Shaw Center for Public and Community Service

Off Campus and Commuter Services

Office of Research and Sponsored Programs