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Oneonta Apartments
Last updated February 1 2023 at 2:42 AM

16 Apartments in Oneonta, New York

Oneonta Apartment Renter's Guide

Overview


Population: 13,907
Population Density: 3,188.8 people/sq mile

What locals are saying

No one is exactly sure about the word "Oneonta", but there's a geologic formation near the western end of town called "Tablerocks".

One theory is that Oneonta might be an Iroquois word for "place of open rocks

No one is exactly sure about the word "Oneonta", but there's a geologic formation near the western end of town called "Tablerocks".

One theory is that Oneonta might be an Iroquois word for "place of open rocks." After all, in prehistoric times, the Algonquin and Iroquois Native Americans inhabited the land around today's Oneonta. The Iroquois gained exclusive control up until the arrival of the first European settlers in 1773. When the Delaware and Hudson Railroad arrived, Oneonta became home to the largest locomotive roundhouse in the world.

What to Expect in Oneonta

How Much Will it Cost?

Average rates for housing for rent in Oneonta are 26.6 percent lower than the New York average and 1.6 percent less than the national average. Oneonta offers many different types of rentals, but you'll find mostly rental condos and townhouses and occasionally duplexes for rent. Winters are long and cold here, so be expecting a larger heating bill. If you can negotiate and get the cost of heat included, you'll likely save a bundle.

When Should I Start Looking?

If you want to live here, start your apartment search now. It may take a while because apartments are in demand. Almost 42 percent of residents here rent an apartment and there are several colleges nearby, so there is competition for every one that becomes available. Six weeks or longer out from your proposed move-in date isn't too early to find a place to hang your hat, especially during the change of semester.

What You Need to Move to Oneonta

When you're ready to rent an apartment. you'll likely need your credit score, a letter verifying employment and salary and a copy of your last paycheck stub to secure your dream place in Oneontas rent and security deposit. Bringing your pet? Bring more money for a deposit.

Neighborhoods of Oneonta

With a Liveability score of 76, Oneonta is ranked high as a place to live in New York. A 98 WalkScore for this area means it is a walker's paradise, too. Most of the town's restaurants and services are clustered on or near Historic Main Street, while Wilbur Park has a more open, relaxed feel with lots of mature trees and open spaces.

Main Street: The Oneonta Farmer's Market in the historic downtown area in Kim K. Muller Plaza is a weekly must. Shop for locally harvested honey, fresh flowers and produce weekly all year round. The Autumn Cafe on Main Street in the historic district is a cozy, quaint stop for an early lunch or later dinner

Wilber Park: Fifty-six-acre Wilbur Park is in this area. Bike trails and wooded paths meander through the Park, passing tennis courts, a public pool and open spaces. The student population is high here and rents are generally less expensive.

Life in the City

Culture

It seems like most of Oneonta is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In addition to the Municipal Building, Oneonta Armory, Stonehouse Farm, Oneonta Theater, Old Post Office, Oneonta Downtown Historic District, the Walnut Street Historic District and the famous Cooperstown Village are here and all are worth a visit. The Fairchild Mansion, also listed on the Register, was the home of George Winthrop Fairchild. He and his partner Thomas Watson started IBM.

In addition, Oneonta is a center for the performing and fine arts in its many theaters and art galleries.

Shopping

The Historic Downtown offers a variety of quaint shops, dining and entertainment to meander through. Most of it is on the National Register of Historic Places.

The Green Toad, despite its name, is a lovely place to pop in during a cold day. Grab a cup of coffee, wander around then snuggle in one of the comfy chairs and grab a book or magazine to peruse.

Dining out

The name, Undercover Eggplant, is enough to make you want to investigate this restaurant's possibilities. It's a cozy little deli with homemade bread to die for used to great effect in their scrumptious sandwiches.

The Red Caboose Restaurant and Bar is in Oneontas historic downtown area. The butternut squash soup is velvety creamy, and fabulous with apples, ricotta and a homemade crouton. Try the chocolate chipotle chili with bacon, too.

Getting Outdoors

Oneonta lies in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains, between Binghamton and Albany in southern Otsego County. The Susquehanna River flows westward past the southern part of town. Outdoor sports in both summer and winter dominate the area. Walking, running, biking, picnicking, fishing, kayaking, wildlife watching are favorite pastimes. Riddell Parkwatch and cross country ski. Schenevus Creek is stocked. There are plenty of open trails to explore, including waterfalls and a connector trail to Mud Lake.

Getting Around

In downtown, the only time you'll need a car is to easily navigate through the surrounding areas. Interstate 88 follows the course of the Susquehanna River past Oneonta. New York State Routes 7, 23 and 28 all pass through the city.

Greater Binghampton Airport is the closest passenger airport at 48 miles away.

The average commute to work is 18 minutes for Oneontans, 37.9 percent less than New York's average and 30.8 percent less than the national average.

Oneonta Crime


Overall Crime

Below Average
Overall crime in Oneonta is below average in comparison to the national average.

Violent Crime

Below Average
The level of violent crime in Oneonta is below average compared to the national average violent crime rate.

Property Crime

Below Average
The level of property crime in Oneonta is below average compared to the national average property crime rate.

Top Schools in Oneonta


Elementary Schools

8 /10
Greater Plains Elementary School
Public
K-5
Public
K-5
302 Students
3 Reviews
302
Students
3 Reviews
2 /10
Riverside Elementary School
Public
K-5
Public
K-5
264 Students
5 Reviews
264
Students
5 Reviews

Middle Schools

3 /10
Oneonta Middle School
Public
6-8
Public
6-8
369 Students
2 Reviews
369
Students
2 Reviews

High Schools

6 /10
Oneonta Senior High School
Public
9-12
Public
9-12
506 Students
2 Reviews
506
Students
2 Reviews
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Wilber Park Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$1,307
960 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,139
1560 sqft
Overlooking Oneonta, New York, Wilber Park Apartments provides easy access to shopping, restaurants, entertainment, and schools. Our community is just a few minutes from Fox Hospital and a wide variety of quality medical and dental professionals in the immediate area. We are also located near the SUNY Oneonta College, Hartwick College, as well as the wonderful Wilber Park, which offers a playground, swimming pool, tennis courts, ball fields, and picnic areas. Enjoy seclusion and privacy along with spectacular hillside views, just minutes from all the conveniences of city life!
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1 Harmon Avenue Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$1,200
816 sqft
Newly remodeled 1st floor two bedroom apartment with front and rear porches. Close to downtownApplication required. Current credit report and tenant insurance to be provided by tenantNo pets, no smoking gas BBQ only in backyard not on porches
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341 Main Street Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$880
320 sqft
BEAUTIFUL DOWNTOWN ONEONTA PROFESSIONAL OFFICE SPACE with limited OFF-STREET PARKING is AVAILABLE FOR IMMEDIATE OCCUPANCY!Ideal opportunity to CUSTOMIZE the space YOUR WAY! The owner-occupant of this two-story professional building is willing to share space and services with the right tenant(s) .Within the whole location, there is 1800 sf (+/-) which includes up to 13 private offices located on two levels all within ONE building.Suite 1 - first floor/south - includes 2 offices, one with a fireplace! - $880/mo.If you are looking to work in an impeccably maintained building with character in an outstanding location, look no further!Rent includes use of shared conference space (by appointment). Tenant pays heat, electric, internet and cleaning. Landlord is responsible for taxes, water/sewer, garbage, lawncare & snow removal.Call for your private showing today!
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9 Grove Street Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$1,100
640 sqft
Second floor apartment has new carpet, paint, and is ready to rent! Just footsteps to Main Street, but sits up with views of the City of the Hills! Quiet neighborhood- super convenient! Off-street parking.
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12 Mosher Avenue Photo Gallery 1
1 of 5
3 Bedrooms
$1,800
2000 sqft
Amazing 3 bedroom, 1 bathroom apartment in Oneonta. Amenities included: central heat, hardwood floors, updated kitchen, updated bathroom, storage, yard, and bluetooth ceiling speakers. No Utilities included. Is not pet friendly. Date Available: Jan 7th 2023. $1,800/month rent. Please submit the form on this page or contact Amber Knapp at 607-282-6246 to learn more. This property is managed by a responsible landlord using Avail landlord software. $600/per student per bedroom
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5506 State Highway 7 Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$4,000
8000 sqft
Stand Alone 8000 Sq Ft Building With Recent Renovations! Building has 15 Ft ceilings and is currently configured as 6 office spaces, conference room, break room and 4 handicap accessible bathrooms.The building improvements include new HVAC, security system, electrical, flooring, and led lighting. Natural gas heating, central air, high speed internet, and video surveillance. Loading dock on the side of the building plus plenty of parking.Triple Net Lease.
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786 South Side Drive Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$3,500
4500 sqft
Nice south side 4500 S.F. (45x100) Shop area. Large Over Head Doors (14FT) 3 Phase service. Ample parking and staging area. Convenient to Oneonta and I88.
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2395 Grange Hall Road Photo Gallery 1
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3 Bedrooms
$1,600
1119 sqft
Totally renovated farmhouse. Nice sized rooms, 3 beds, 2 baths. Laundry hook ups in large mudroom. New spacious front deck, great lawn. Rental application and current credit report required.
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1656 State Highway 205 Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$1,200
1200 sqft
Welcome to Cherry Brook Estates! Conveniently located on Rt 205 minutes from Oneonta and Cooperstown. These beautiful luxury duplex units boast 2 large br, 1 1/2 baths, kitchen with all appliances, updated bathrooms, dining area, patio doors to private deck with views of the mountain. Solar Panels on roof with net meter to defray electric costs. Coin operated Laundry located in building, plenty of parking. More than an apartment, this unit is really a semi attached house... waiting for you to call it home. 1st month, security and broker fee required. NO PETS
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11313 State Highway 23 Photo Gallery 1
1 of 9
3 Bedrooms
$1,450
1000 sqft
Very spacious one floor living, large kitchen, living room, three bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths and laundry.Freshly painted, all ceramic tile floors with radiant heat.
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359 County Road 48 - 1 Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$900
Read Entire listing please :) First floor 1 bedroom with bonus room. Rental history Preferred Tenants pay their own Heat and electricity. Oil.. Pets allowed, indoor garage parking available for additional cost. Accepting applications and prefer rental history Application link: https://dama.managebuilding.com/Resident/public/home
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2575 St Hwy 28 Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$750
1300 sqft
House for Rent: Two bedrooms, Full bath, laundry, full kitchen, dining room, living room, attached garage, large yard. Tenant pays utilities, garbage, lawn and snow maintenance.
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4 Heritage Drive Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$4,200
1200 sqft
The Former Heritage Veterinary Clinic building in Cooperstown NY is now available to be rented.Fantastic Location for any Professional office to have their business. Heritage Dr is located in the hamlet of Hartwick Seminary. The driveway is conveniently located off State Highway 28. Only 1 mile to Cooperstown Dreams Park and Cooperstown Nursing Center, 3 miles to downtown Cooperstown.Large office area with waiting room, exam rooms, storage areas, separate room with washer/dryer hookups, 1/2 bath and kennels behind the building. They can be removed and you would have a nice patio with beautiful views.If you are searching for a Professional office building, with plenty of parking this is the perfect location.Between Cooperstown and Oneonta.
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137 Trolley Line Road Photo Gallery 1
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4 Bedrooms
$3,000
1848 sqft
This modern Cape Cod home, located in the Cooperstown School District and near to all the essentials and Cooperstown Dreams Park, is a rare find in the current rental market. A beautiful large yard surrounds the home, which is situated at the end of a dead end street just a few minutes from the Village of Cooperstown and Bassett Hospital. Outdoor features include a nice patio and composite deck, plus a swing set and large storage shed (12'x24'). The asphalt driveway (melts snow fast!) runs to a two car garage which is connected to the home by a spacious and sunlight filled breezeway which doubles as a convenient mud room. The main living spaces is an open concept, with a large living room flowing naturally into the spacious kitchen which boasts stainless steel appliances, plenty of counter space, and a reverse osmosis water filter. The dining area slides directly out to the deck with pergola and patio furniture for entertaining or simply enjoying your beautiful back yard. The bathrooms have been updated and and the home has been well kept. The bedroom carpets are only two years old. The large bedrooms offer plenty of storage space with large closets. There is also a storage area along the 2nd floor hallway and the full basement is very dry and a great place to set up your ping pong or pool table. There are two washers and dryers at the house. Lease details: This full home is available for rent now through March 2024. Landlord will take care of the lawn. Electric, garbage, and snow removal is the responsibility of the tenant. No pets and no subleasing. Contact our office to set up your showing.
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How much is rent in Oneonta?

Apartment Rentals in Oneonta start at $850/month.

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While some Oneonta properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.

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