Young people have been leaving big cities for years. Now, they're leaving densely populated areas even faster for midsize cities  and Syracuse is rated No.3 place to live by Business Insider

Transplants and boomerangs 

CNYers new to the area - or who left and came back - speak out

44 reasons to love CNY

Actually, there's way more than 44. But 44 is significant here..

Downtown Syracuse

Tall (and short) buildings abound. And dogs. Lots of dogs. The city's the place for work and play.

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Find your dream job here

Search Central New York jobs and find your new career.

Live your best life - ways to get involved - people care in CNY

People here like to lend a hand, make connections and create a better community.

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Our top six loves about Central New York

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Seasons

Spring, summer, fall, winter -- take 'em all in.
University

Colleges

A diverse academic landscape. Let's count the ways.
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Affordability

From urban high-rise to waterfront spread, living here is a dream.
Location

Location

It's a short drive to big cities.
Traffic

Minutes, man

We don't do traffic jams.
Bball

Fun

Something's always up. You gotta be down with that.

Central New Yorkers at play

Whatdya think? Tell us more. Use #GoodLifeCNY on Twitter and Instagram.

Robin McKnight Thompson

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Had a great afternoon with Michael - saw the WWII planes fly over our hospitals, then took a drive into apple country just for the heck of it. Beautiful day.

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Visit Syracuse

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Will flex for ice cream 🍦💪 Suns out, guns out, because it’s officially summer in Syracuse 🎿

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Humans of Syracuse

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Featured companies in Central New York

These companies are committed to community-building endeavors

Saab’s business units in Syracuse design advanced radars and develop leading-edge air traffic management systems.

We're an electricity and natural gas delivery company that supplies energy for more than 20 million people in the northeastern US.

M&T Bank helps people reach their personal and business goals with banking, mortgage, loan and investment services.

Turning Stone is New York’s most awarded destination resort casino where we go beyond our guests’ expectations, delivering ENTERTAINMENT + SO MUCH MORE.

Proudly providing community banking services to Central New York residents and businesses since 1859. Building local. Supporting the community. Earning trust.

A leading provider of innovative instrumentation, critical sensor technologies, and advanced process control software.

A high tech company with unprecedented growth, Rapid Response is the future of electronic security monitoring.

An independent and forward-thinking economic development strategist, business leadership organization and chamber of commerce.

A marketing and media company that serves Upstate New York. Flagship brands include syracuse.com, The Post-Standard and NYup.com.

CPS Recruitment is a provider of choice for temporary, contract-to-hire, and direct hire recruiting services.