Collegetown

A Student's Paradise
Collegetown is extremely popular among college students in the area. Apartment buildings and homes house most of Ithaca’s student population. It has a relaxed urban setting and is specifically designed to be appealing to students. With grocery stores, printing centers, iconic restaurants, and a convenient transit system, this part of the city proves to be student-friendly. Schoellkopf Field is a nearby town for anyone interested in the football games or track meets that occur there. Collegetown is also popular for the countless spots that have coffee available, perfect for a student-oriented town. Starbucks, Dunkin’ Donuts, and other local coffee shops are all available throughout town.

The students at Collegetown also get to enjoy the countless options of eateries available to them. There are many recommendations from the people who live there on where to go when thirsty or hungry. Restaurants in the area include Koko, Souvlaki House, Mehak, Pokelava Hawaii Poke Bowl, and Vietnam Restaurant. Bars in the area include Loco, The Loft, Hideaway, and Bar Argos. Collegetown is great for any student enrolled at Cornell University or Ithaca College as the town specializes in appealing to the students’ interests.
What Collegetown Residents
Think About Their Apartments
overall
7.5
value
6.5
amenities
7.0
social
7.7
management
7.0
Median rents in Collegetown
Studio
$
1 Bedroom
$
2 Bedroom
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Living in
Collegetown

Great Location
Groceries
Social
Pricey
Bars and Restaurants
Ithaca College
Cornell University
Collegetown — 8.5/10 Rating (based on 12 neighborhood reviews)
In the heart of the Cornell student community. Close to the law school, engineering quad, and the business school, has several bars, restaurants, coffee shops. No nearby grocery stores but 7-11 has everything you need, if you are willing to pay a little more for it. It's more expensive, but everyone is around and it is a social place. Has enough students at most times of the day and night that it is safe.
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Collegetown Center
Location:
Close to people, restaurants, and the law school.
Noise:
Frats around have party periods, so can be noisy at times.
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7
/10
Neighborhood Rating
702 E State St, Apt B
Pro: Close to school and amenities, new grocery store below the building
Con: Expensive, can be loud, don't escape university environment
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10
/10
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Collegetown Crossing
For where you are relative to campus, area is great, if a bit limited.
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8
/10
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Collegetown Center
Collegetown is great and 312 is right in the middle of things.
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10
/10
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312 College Avenue
It is a pricey neighborhood
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Collegetown Plaza
Walking distance 3-5 min to all collegetown restaurants, stores, and bars. Relatively quiet, safe, and clean neighborhood. Very, very close to campus!
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
102 Highland Place
It's been fine. It gets a bit loud with the undergraduate frat houses around.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Lake Street Apartments
The neighborhood is great walking distance from school and also is close to many food options. It could use a few more bars.
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7
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Private Landlord - John Puglia
A few houses around get really loud during the semester, but the noise around my apartment wasn't that bad.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Collegetown Court
Close to school. Exactly what it sounds like: a college town.
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
117 Oak Avenue
Everything extremely close!
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Collegetown Center


Getting to Know
Collegetown

Neighborhood Boundaries
East to West Boundaries: Stewart Ave to Delaware Ave
North to South Boundaries: Cascadilla Creek to E State St

Best Apartments
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Studio $1,445
1 Bed $2,086
2 Beds $2,981

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