Best Neighborhoods in Ithaca

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At VeryApt we've created guides to help give you a sense of the different neighborhoods that Ithaca has to offer. Each of our guides is the product of our own research and renter reviews from our platform. If you're overwhelmed with choices, a good place to start is our apartment finder!
Ithaca is located in the Finger Lakes region of New York state, about 200 miles northwest of Manhattan. Being known for its local universities, Ithaca College and Cornell University, downtown Ithaca is a social hub for students at the Commons. Located just south of Cayuga Lake, there are breathtaking nature views and local state forests to explore. The cost of living in Ithaca is also significantly lower than other cities in the country, making the surrounding neighborhoods attractive places for students to live.

Where to Live in Ithaca

Collegetown
A Student's Paradise
Downtown Ithaca
A Lively and Vibrant Hub
Belle Sherman Peaceful, Charming, and Scenic
Central Business District Busy and Bustling Neighborhood
Cornell Heights
Cornell Heights Residential Campus Living
East Hill Relaxed Neighborhood, City Life Nearby
Fall Creek A Commuter's Neighborhood
Northeast Ithaca Quiet and Conveniently Located
Northwest Ithaca Peaceful, Close to Downtown
University Hill