Downtown, Syracuse, NY

Downtown Neighborhood Guide Syracuse, NY


Downtown Syracuse, New York, is the economic heart of the city, easily accessible via the I-81 and I-690 highways. This vibrant urban neighborhood is known for its historic architecture, trendy restaurants, and bustling nightlife. The area also hosts a variety of cultural attractions, including the Everson Museum of Art and the Landmark Theatre. It's also near Syracuse University, making it a lively hub for students, professionals, and residents.

What You Will Love about Downtown, Syracuse, New York

  • The diverse array of dining options, from cozy cafes to high-end restaurants.
  • The walkability of the neighborhood, with many shops and attractions within a short stroll.
  • The rich history reflected in the beautifully preserved architecture.
  • The energetic atmosphere created by a mix of students, professionals, and families living in the area.

What’s Nearby

Downtown Syracuse is close to the city's historic Armory Square district, known for its boutiques, art galleries, and nightlife. It's just a short drive from the stunning Onondaga Lake Park. Syracuse University and its cultural and sports events are also incredibly accessible.


Life in Downtown Syracuse is dynamic and cosmopolitan. It's perfect for those who enjoy city living, with a wide range of entertainment options, from live music and theater to sports events. The presence of Syracuse University also makes it an intellectually stimulating place with a youthful spirit.

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Explore the Neighborhood

There are 162 restaurants, 39 grocery stores, and 20 parks within a mile of the Downtown neighborhood.

    Armory Square

    Business and Professional Services, Home Improvement Service, Professional Cleaning Service, Dining and Drinking, Restaurant, Landmarks and Outdoors, Monument, Park, Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Gourmet Store, Shopping Plaza

    0.2 miles

    211 W Jefferson St

    Alamo's Food Market

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    0.2 miles

    128 Walton St

    Syracuse Cooperative Market

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    0.3 miles

    484 S Salina St

    City Market

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store / Supermarket

    0.3 miles

    401 Harrison St

    Nojaim Bros Super Mkt

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    0.5 miles

    307 Gifford St

    Brady Market

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    0.5 miles

    307 Gifford St

Downtown Apartments and Rentals

98 Rental properties in Downtown, Syracuse, NY.

  • Symphony Place property


    Symphony Place

    1–2 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    753–1429 Sqft

    10+ Units Available

  • Madison Towers property


    Madison Towers

    1–2 Beds • 1 Bath

    690–1240 Sqft

    Upcoming Availability

  • Jefferson Tower Apartments property


    Jefferson Tower Apartments

    Studio–3 Beds • 1–3 Baths

    475–1800 Sqft

    Upcoming Availability

  • Clinton Square Suites property


    Clinton Square Suites

    1–2 Beds • 1 Bath

    820–995 Sqft

    Upcoming Availability

  • Copper Beech Commons - Per Bed Lease property


    Copper Beech Commons - Per Bed Lease

    2–4 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    890–1780 Sqft

    Available Now

  • 480 S Salina St #201 property


    480 S Salina St #201

    1 Bed • 1 Bath

    1 Unit Available

Cost of Living

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Downtown Demographics

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Downtown Transportation

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Very Walkable

Walk Score®
The Walk Score© measures walkability on a scale of 0-100 based on walking routes to destinations such as dining and drinking, groceries, and shopping.

Very Bikeable

Bike Score®

Syracuse Metropolitan Transportation


126 N Salina St

Centro Call-A-Bus


200 Cortland Ave

Central New York Regional Transportation Authority


200 Cortland Ave


Downtown Schools

Neighborhoods Around Downtown

NeighborhoodStudioAvg RentAnnual Change
Armory SquareNeighborhood in Syracuse, New-york----
Franklin SquareNeighborhood in Syracuse, New-york----
Near NortheastNeighborhood in Syracuse, New-york----
EastsideNeighborhood in Syracuse, New-york$810
NorthsideNeighborhood in Syracuse, New-york----
EastwoodNeighborhood in Syracuse, New-york----
WestcottNeighborhood in Syracuse, New-york----
Tipperary HillNeighborhood in Syracuse, New-york----
WestsideNeighborhood in Syracuse, New-york----
SouthsideNeighborhood in Syracuse, New-york----
Near EastsideNeighborhood in Syracuse, New-york$945
LakefrontNeighborhood in Syracuse, New-york----
University HillNeighborhood in Syracuse, New-york$895
Outer ComstockNeighborhood in Syracuse, New-york$810
Far West SideNeighborhood in Syracuse, New-york----
Washington SquareNeighborhood in Syracuse, New-york----
BrightonNeighborhood in Syracuse, New-york----
Salt SpringsNeighborhood in Syracuse, New-york$725
StrathmoreNeighborhood in Syracuse, New-york----
University NeighborhoodNeighborhood in Syracuse, New-york----
North ValleyNeighborhood in Syracuse, New-york----
ValleyNeighborhood in Syracuse, New-york----
DeWittNeighborhood in Syracuse, New-york$812
MeadowbrookNeighborhood in Syracuse, New-york----
Lincoln HillNeighborhood in Syracuse, New-york----
Onondaga HillNeighborhood in Syracuse, New-york----
Nob HillNeighborhood in Syracuse, New-york----