Ranked by multiple publications as being one of America's Smartest Cities, Most Secure Places to Live, Healthiest Cities, Best Green Places to Live, Best/Affordable Place to Retire, Number-One Emerging City,Ithaca offers something for everyone. So what has caught the attention of so many people? It's simple, the quality of life our residents and visitors enjoy.
Ithaca's natural beauty is unmatched, highlighted by its rolling hills, Cayuga Lake, and cascading waterfalls. A community of artists, writers, performers, educators, along with some of the world's leading scientists and researchers, Ithaca boasts an environment that values creativity, intellect, achievement, and success.
Our businesses are diverse and thriving! From our commercial shopping districts and world class hospitality venues, to our higher education and light industrial facilities, Ithaca enjoys a low unemployment rate and a high rate of return!