Overview of Camillus
The small town of Camillus boasts a rich history and stunning natural scenery that is sure to make anyone stop in their tracks. Located in Onondaga County, N.Y., residents are close enough to Syracuse to take advantage of all the modern amenities and urban attractions, while still being far enough away to enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of this rural community. Like many towns in upstate New York, the abundant parks give residents an opportunity to enjoy the outdoors year-round because they are just as attractive during the winter as the summer. Residents living in Camillus apartments for rent have access to high-quality schools, libraries and local youth and senior citizen programs.
Living in Camillus, NY
The rich history of Camillus dates back to the late 1700s, but a fire in 1829 destroyed the first 20 years of the town’s history. In 1825, the construction of the Erie Canal made way for the opening of stores, docks and as many as 19 mills, which provided jobs and modern amenities to Camillus residents.
The prime location of this community, including access to the extensive waterways system, still provides jobs to residents today. People in Camillus apartments have even more opportunities for employment throughout the county, and students are just a short drive from Syracuse University. Top job providers of the area include the university, Wegmans Food Market, St. Joesph’s Hospital Health Center, Lockheed-Martin and National Grid.
Camillus Attractions and Special Events
The town of Camillus maintains more than 500 acres of parkland, and is also home to five golf courses, a small lake and an enclosed skating arena.
There is never a reason to be bored in Camillus. Residents are close to all the cultural, art and recreational attractions in Syracuse, including the Erie Canal Museum, Rosamond Gifford Zoo and the Armory Square.
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