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Living in Syracuse, New York:
Tips for Moving and Visiting

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If you've been wondering what it's like to live in or visit Syracuse, the Crowdsourced Explorer community can help. We asked six people living in Syracuse what someone who is considering moving to or visiting there should know. Here are their pros and cons, tips, and advice:

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Syracuse, New York, has the dubious fame of being the snowiest city in the United States. We also are known for a local delicacy called salt potatoes, which were created when salt was collected from local springs via large vats of boiling water. The employees of the salt companies would bring potatoes for lunch and throw them into the boiling water which would cook them by lunch time.

Andrea, says: 2020

Syracuse is best known for Syracuse University. It is a private university in Central New York and has a beautiful campus. Upstate NY or Central NY as it is also know, is famous for the gorgeous outdoors, the Adirondack mountains and the Finger Lake region. One of the best things about the city is that one can experience all four seasons out here.

Brooke, says: 2020

Someone considering moving to my city, Syracuse should have interest in sports. Syracuse College football will be better this year therefore, you should have some knowledge about Syracuse Football. Another thing to consider is that we have the best chicken tenders here as well. One last thing to consider is that we get a lot of snow!!

Claudia, says: 2020

Destiny USA mall is one of the best places to shop in the Central New York area. You can find anything you’re looking for there. There is a wonderful selection of restaurants and there are stores to match everyone’s budget. There will always be something to do there.

Ayanna, says: 2020

Syracuse is a hardworking, blue-collar city that lies in one of the most scenic parts of New York State. A prospective future inhabitant of the city would need to understand the fluctuating wardrobe requirements that aligns with living in Syracuse. Syracuse has a climate that reaches above 95°F in summer, and falls below freezing temperatures in winter which is something many parts of the country do not encounter. Anyone looking to move to Syracuse would have to take into consideration the variation of clothing needed to be comfortable in the wide climate range.

Although a vibrant city, Syracuse lacks diversity. Its downtown, once the location of bustling businesses, is home to many now-abandoned buildings. The city has several institutions of higher learning, including the nationally known Syracuse University, but education at such an institution is limited to those who can pay exorbitant tuition prices.

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