Belle Sherman

Peaceful, Charming, and Scenic
Belle Sherman lies east of Collegetown and is known for its great public schools. Many young adults and families are constantly moving into this peaceful and quaint town. It is very laid back and relaxing. Cornell University and Ithaca College lie right by Belle Sherman, which attracts many students that want an easy commute to their classes. Many tennis players in town get to enjoy the Reis Tennis Center in town. At this indoor court, there are coaches, college matches, and recreational play all available.

The residents of Belle Sherman recommend eateries right outside of town whenever thirsty or hungry. There may not be many restaurants and bars within Belle Sherman itself, but the options close by in the towns nearby make the food scene an awesome attraction. Restaurants the locals recommend include Monks on the Commons, Viva Taqueria & Cantina, Asia Cuisine, Le Café Cent-Dix, and Taste of Thai. Bars for drinks on the weekend include Bar Argos, The Range, Chanticleer, and Lot 10 Bar and Lounge. Belle Sherman has proven to be a great place for young families, young adults, and college students that attend Cornell University or Ithaca College.
What Belle Sherman Residents
Think About Their Apartments
overall
7.4
value
6.4
amenities
7.0
social
7.1
management
6.9
Median rents in Belle Sherman
Studio
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1 Bedroom
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2 Bedroom
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Living in
Belle Sherman

Very Safe
Central Location
Walkable
Public Schools
Reis Tennis Center
Coffee Shops
Ithaca College
Cornell University
Belle Sherman — 8/10 Rating (based on 50 neighborhood reviews)
Easy walk to Sage (flat 15 min walk) or Breazzano (flat enough 10 min walk.) Walkable to Collegetown etc but far enough away that you don't feel in the middle of the commotion. Quiet and chill, nice neighborhood for walking/running.
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Fairview
Living on the outskirts of collegetown is nice because you are close to the law school but don’t have to deal with the noise and business of central collegetown.
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8
/10
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Collegetown Terrace
Great location to walk down to the Commons or up to Collegetown and Campus. Numerous parking opportunities outside of the complex for guests.
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10
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Collegetown Terrace
Few restaurants around building but restaurants and school is within 15 minute walk.
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8
/10
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Collegetown Terrace
Student neighborhood
If walking as fast, it is a 10 minute walk uphill.
If walking at a normal pace, it is about a 15 minute walk uphill.
The hills can be steep, but that's just Ithaca.
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8
/10
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Casa Roma
REally quiet, cute, family neighborhood. Close to an elementary school, very safe area. Close to a few running trails, which is great. About a mile from the nearest grocery store and about a five to ten minute walk to Cornell's campus.
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5
/10
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211 Cornell Street
There’s nothing in the direct few-block radius but it’s only a ten minute walk from collegetown. It’s also close to downtown.
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9
/10
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Collegetown Terrace
Fairview Manor is about a 10 minute walk to Collegetown. It's close to restaurants and bars.
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8
/10
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Fairview
Quiet area on the eastern edge of Collegetown. Safe and close to everything.
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9
/10
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Fairview
Lots of MBAs in the community and a terrific rooftop.
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6
/10
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Coal Yard Apartments
Not so bad, except for the noises coming from residents in the next apartment who discussing something outside during midnights.
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6
/10
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703-715 East State Street
Close to school, plenty of bars/places to eat. Accessible to the commons by a 5 min walk as well.
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8
/10
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Collegetown Terrace
It's very quiet here, but also a very short 10 minute walk in the morning.
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9
/10
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112, 113 Valentine Place
Lots of students live here! Very easy to be social!
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10
/10
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Collegetown Terrace
The neighborhood is pretty quiet, the only noise I hear is from the Cornell band practicing on the football field.
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10
/10
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Fairview Manor
There are a lot of restaurants nearby, you're semi-close to downtown, and you're very close to campus.
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8
/10
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112, 113 Valentine Place
Close to downtown and campus
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9
/10
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Collegetown Terrace
It's a short walk to campus and the Commons, safe area and not too much noise.
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9
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801, 805, 809 East State Street
Collegetown is for college kids
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7
/10
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Casa Roma
Very close to campus.
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8
/10
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Collegetown Terrace
It's fine for a college town.
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7
/10
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Collegetown Terrace
There isn't much of a neighborhood.
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5
/10
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Fairview
It's fine and near some coffeeshops.
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4
/10
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West Shore Apartments
Very convenient for the law school.
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8
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112, 113 Valentine Place
Mainly grad students.
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10
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112, 113 Valentine Place
Nice location in that it's not far from campus or downtown. A lot is within walking distance though it's up/down the hills. Can make for a good walk or an easy uber for places that are a little bit farther.
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Collegetown Terrace
Collegetown is fine. It has a few restaurants/bars and one grocery store. It's not a big area so there isn't much more that can be done with it.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Collegetown Terrace
Walking distance to Sage Hall, the Stadium, and easy walk down Dryden to Collegetown (i.e. Rulloffs, CTB, etc).
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8
/10
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Coal Yard Apartments
The building is nice except there is nothing to get to eat or anything like that unless you walk either up the hill to college ave or down the hill to the commons. It is relatively close to either but it can be annoying in the winter when you would like to go grab something to eat very quickly and end up having up to walk up the hill in sub 0 temperatures just to get a snack.
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8
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Collegetown Terrace
The neighborhood is great. It's not in the midst of Collegetown where all of the undergraduates live and party, so that's nice, but not too far from campus.
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9
/10
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Collegetown Terrace
You're just south of collegetown. There's a shuttle that drops you off directly in front of the law school. Car is kind of key for getting around the wider-Ithaca area though.

Hills make biking impossible (& I love to bike)
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9
/10
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112, 113 Valentine Place
It's close to school, East Hill Plaza, and certain running trails, but it's far from Downtown if you don't have a car.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Coal Yard Apartments
15 minute uphill walk to Sage, 10 minute downhill walk to the commons, not bad.
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8
/10
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Collegetown Terrace
Close to collegetown and the commons. You can easily walk to either areas.
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7
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Collegetown Terrace
It's a good in-between spot between the commons and the law school. You're close enough to pretty much everything, except groceries.
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8
/10
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112, 113 Valentine Place
Close to Cornell. Can get loud depending on which part of Collegetown you're in. A lot of stores and food nearby.
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8
/10
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Casa Roma
It's nice to be in-between collegetown and the commons. Good central location.
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8
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112, 113 Valentine Place
Close to the law school, but far enough from frat row
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8
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915 East State Street
Either have to go to Collegetown or Commons for anything
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9
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112, 113 Valentine Place
Very safe and quiet. Annoying to walk up the chill to campus but they have a free shuttle that is convenient.
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8
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112, 113 Valentine Place
Nice neighborhood. Good distance from campus and I like being between campus and downtown.
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6
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Casa Roma
It's fine. Could be closer to nightlife.
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6
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Collegetown Terrace
All grad students in the complex. social if you want, private if you want.
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8
/10
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112, 113 Valentine Place
Quiet
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8
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Collegetown Terrace
Don’t know much. Just feels safe
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8
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Collegetown Terrace
Good neighbourhood safe
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10
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Collegetown Terrace
Cool neighborhood. Generally safe.
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10
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106 Valentine Place
Close to East Hill Plaza and the law school
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8
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Coal Yard Apartments
The neighborhood feels very safe.
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7
/10
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801, 805, 809 East State Street
Fantastic apartments.
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10
/10
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703-715 East State Street


Getting to Know
Belle Sherman

Neighborhood Boundaries
East to West Boundaries: Stewart Ave to Strawberry Fields Park
North to South Boundaries: Cascadilla Creek to South Hill Town Recreation Way

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Studio $1,445
1 Bed $2,086
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