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
7.7
value
6.7
amenities
7.0
social
7.2
management
7.4
Median rents in Collegetown
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1 Bedroom
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2 Bedroom
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Living in
Collegetown

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Groceries
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Pricey
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Ithaca College
Cornell University
Collegetown — 8.1/10 Rating (based on 27 neighborhood reviews)
Very convenient neighborhood. Location is very close to South campus (e.g. Engineering Quad, McGraw tower). There are bus stops located nearby, to get you to further parts of campus.
The grocery stores, restaurants, and other stores nearby make the location pretty convenient.
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7
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Collegetown Center
The apartment is right in the heart of collegetown. It's nice how close it is to restaurants and the law school. I feel very safe.
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8
/10
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Collegetown Center
Close to Cornell and to downtown. Good vibes, basically close to everything you'd wanna be close to.
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10
/10
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603 East Seneca Street
Within short walk of campus and all collegetown restaurants. Near CTT and
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7
/10
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121 College Avenue
Collegetown is extremely rowdy on weekend nights, and the area is very loud on weekends. Nonetheless, the complex blocks out nearly all street noise so I have no problems with this.
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8
/10
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201 College Avenue
It gets a little loud during party times but it is nice overall.
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8
/10
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109 Cook Street
Close to campus
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
109 Cook St
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
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
It's been fine. It gets a bit loud with the undergraduate frat houses around.
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8
/10
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Lake Street Apartments
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 what it is
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6
/10
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504 Stewart Ave
Everything extremely close!
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8
/10
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Collegetown Center
It is a pricey neighborhood
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9
/10
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Collegetown Plaza
It's nice. It's a young neighborhood close to campus, restaurants, and Greenstar for groceries. There are parties occasionally, but they tend to get shut down on the early side.
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8
/10
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109 Cook St
Very much the undergraduate scene at Cornell but a lot of fun. Very close to campus and easy walks to CTT and Maplewood.
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8
/10
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211 Linden Ave
It is a nice, scenic route to class. However, it can be loud on the weekends, and there's often a lot of construction. The sidewalks get dirty, especially in the winter. There is a Starbucks en route, which can be a good study spot. The food isn't the best, and a lot of it is overpriced.
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6
/10
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118 College Ave
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
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Collegetown Center
Right near Carriage House/Loco, and short walk uphill to Collegetown.
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8
/10
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119 Stewart Ave
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
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Neighborhood Rating
Collegetown Crossing
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
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102 Highland Place
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
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Private Landlord - John Puglia
fine, bit loud
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9
/10
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103 College Avenue
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
Close to everything! Lots of hills though.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
None
Not much to say about it.
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8
/10
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Collegetown Center
Close to school. Exactly what it sounds like: a college town.
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10
/10
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117 Oak Avenue


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

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