Nestled between forests and the scenic beauty of Oneida Lake along State Highway 31 just northeast of Syracuse, the charming community of Bridgeport is one of New York's finest and fastest-growing communities. Even though Bridgeport is located near everything that Syracuse and the surrounding areas have the offer, the cost of living is just slightly above the national average, according to City-Data, making the city a very affordable place to live, work and play. Being right in the cross section of Highways 31 and 298, Bridgeport is also an ideal spot for commuters in the city and neighboring Syracuse.
Bridgeport has always been a rural and agricultural community, so it is no surprise that its roots are in farming. However, Bridgeport remained largely wilderness until 1810 until the areas around Madison County were designated. The county was originally only composed of five towns, but eventually the area began to flourish around Syracuse and Bridgeport became a city in its own right. According to City-Data, this beautiful, coastal hub is home to more than 1,400 citizens, making Bridgeport apartments for rent the perfect size for families wanting to live in a quaint, seaside small town.
Bridgeport is right in between two natural wonders that make upstate New York such a great place to call home. One of them is the Cicero State Game Management Area, a haven for outdoorsmen across the New England region. Here you can enjoy exciting camping activities, including hiking, rock climbing, backpacking, big game hunting, mountain biking, nature trails and even downhill skiing during the snowier months.
Another beautiful natural wonder near Bridgeport is Oneida Lake, the perfect destination for boating and fishing in the summer, and beautiful lakeside strolls in the fall amidst the changing autumn leaves. There are also dining, lodging and camping options at like popular attraction for Bridgeport residents.
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