The city of Syracuse was originally settled in 1877, when a man named Joseph Bodily built the very first log cabin in the area.
Living in Syracuse is a bit like living on the set of _Cheers. _No, it's not a bar, but everybody knows your name, or so it seems. While the city has that small-town feel, it's actually fairly sizable. With a population of 24,331 at the 2010 census, it's not a tiny place to live, and you'll find plenty going on. While it's highly unlikely you'll run out of things to do in Syracuse, if you do, Salt Lake City is just 25 miles away.
Moving to Syracuse
You won't find anything particularly unusual when looking for places to rent in Syracuse. There's a good mixture of rental apts and larger houses, so you should be able to find a property you love. Allow yourself at least four weeks to find rental homes in the area, or longer if you're picky. You'll need to show your new landlord your rental history, credit report, references and proof of income to secure your new home.
There are various neighborhoods throughout the city of Syracuse, each with their own good and bad points. The one you choose will probably depend on the type of property you want to rent and how close you'd like to be to the town's amenities.
City Center: As you can probably imagine, the city center is close to the main shops, restaurants and other amenities the town has to offer. There's a good mixture of houses for rent and apartment complex rentals in this area.
Canterbury Crossing: This neighborhood mostly contains larger, detached homes on bigger plots. It's also in a picturesque location, near Canterbury Park. That said, it's still conveniently located near the city center.
Marilyn Acres: This area contains smaller and medium-size properties. It's a little way out of the main amenities, but is close to some lovely green space.
Life in Syracuse
Although it's not all hustle and bustle in Syracuse, there's still a great amount to do and get involved in. There are some gorgeous city parks, with walking trails, nature areas, soccer pitches, football fields, basketball courts and more. What's more, this city is the gateway to the 28,000-acre Antelope Island State Park, which is home to animals such as bison, mule deer, coyotes and pronghorn antelope, and is the perfect place to go wildlife watching. There are all kinds of community activities you can get involved in, from the Great Salt Lake Bird Festival to the Cowboy Legends Poetry and Music Festival to community fun runs. Any history buffs will love visiting the Syracuse Museum and Cultural Center. You can even volunteer there, if you want to get hands-on.