The secret is out Ithaca is more than gorges.
Located in bucolic countryside punctuated by deep gorges, Ithaca is home to spectacular waterfalls and lakes, organic farms and wineries, a thriving music and arts community, and an invigorating climate year round. And it's no longer a closely guarded secret.
A sampling of recent national accolades include:
- "The 10 Best Small Cities for Educated Millennials" Business Insider, May 2015
- "The Best College Towns for Students" The Fiscal Times, May 2015
- "10 Best Wine Travel Destinations 2015" Wine Enthusiast Magazine, January 2015
- "I Heart My City: Alizés Ithaca" National Geographic, December 2014
- "The 16 Greatest Places to Live in America" Outside Magazine, September 2014
- "Top 5 College Towns in the Country" Travelers Today, June 2014
- "How well do you really know Ithaca?" by The Ithaca Voice, June 2014
Ithaca is accessible and within easy driving distance of many of the major Northeastern cities, including New York City and Boston.
International students and their families comprise 15% of Cornell University. From the local Tibetan Festival to the many Asian markets, Ithaca embraces the international community as a source of enrichment.
A center of the silent movie industry, Ithaca continues it's creative legacy with the Sagan Planet Walk, a true to scale model of the solar system that leads from the award-winning downtown Commons to the Sciencenter, a hands on science and technology museum.
Ithacans are friendly, innovative, and love good food.
It's not uncommon to run into friends, neighbors, professors, or fellow students on any downtown street.
Innovation and collaboration are not only Cornell Law School themes, they are evident even in the annual parade through downtown Ithaca, which features many innovative performances, including the Volvo Ballet and the He-Man Chainsaw Band.
Ithaca has more restaurants per capita than New York City, and it attracts diners from all around the world. Ithaca was recognized as one of the "foodiest" towns in the US by Bon Appetit Magazine. Ithaca is home to the famous Moosewood Restaurant, whose award-winning vegetarian cookbooks attract diners from around the country.