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Affordability. Variety. Livability. Commutability. Is that a word? It is around here. From urban loft to village charmer, waterfront spread or cabin in the woods, CNY homes are rich in natural and architectural scenery. And with lots to do in every season and every neighborhood, it’s easy to make connections here. 

“The cost of living is a huge advantage.”

Kristin Mannion graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2012 with a degree in Information Technology Management. She worked in I.T. for GE in Milwaukee and Chicago. She came back to Syracuse in 2017 and founded her own I.T. firm, The Alvina Group. What brought her back? “The cost of living is a huge advantage,” Mannion said. “I recently bought a house on an entrepreneur’s salary, which is not common elsewhere.

"You have metropolitan amenities at Syracuse prices. Syracuse has the big institutions that attract people with various backgrounds. When moving to a smaller city you might think it’s pedestrian, but Syracuse is not the case. There are lots of people who have moved here and you have an exchange of ideas, people looking for new friends and activities...this is a place where you can start a business, but it’s also where you can come and grow inside a company. People here really want everyone to be successful."

Central New York's diversity is one of our major strengths.

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The seven counties of Central New York