Baldwinsville, New York Real Estate and Community Information

Baldwinsville, New York Real Estate and Community Information

Situated on the historic Erie Canal System, the village of Baldwinsville is a premier suburb of the Syracuse Metro Area, which in 2010 was selected by Farmers Insurance Group as 3rd in its list of “Most Secure U.S. Places to Live.” Indeed, Baldwinsville real estate benefits from low levels of crime and the village’s strong commitment to community involvement through various coalitions, clubs and civic organizations.

With a population of just over 7,000 residents, Baldwinsville is truly a place where even distant neighbors are on a first-name basis. Of course, low crime rates, an affordable cost of living and strong schools help make Baldwinsville a good place to live, but it’s the community pride that makes Baldwinsville a great place to live.

Shopping and Dining

Locally owned and operated boutiques, antique dealers, art galleries, bookstores, and corner markets are great assets to Baldwinsville real estate. Whether you are looking for a hip new outfit, furniture for your home, or a unique gift for a loved one, let the Greater Baldwinsville Chamber of Commerce be your guide to the best local businesses for your needs.

A number of local hot spots are sure to become some of your favorite places to dine with family, grab a drink with friends or a cup of good coffee in the morning. Edgewater Grill and Lock 24 Restaurant offer fine, waterfront dining. Tassone’s Wine Garden offers a classy, but friendly atmosphere, and serves fine Italian cuisine, paired with the finest wines. The B-Ville Diner, one of the few places open 24 hours a day in Baldwinsville, will take you back to the 1950’s, with its black and white tiled floors and rockabilly décor. There are also several exceptional coffee shops in Baldwinsville. Shamballa Café, located inside The Book Cellar, roasts coffee beans imported from all over the world and displays the work of local artists throughout the café. The trendy Canal Walk Café is a great place to enjoy a good book or get work done on your laptop.

Parks and Recreation

Outdoor enthusiasts looking to relocate to Baldwinsville will be happy to know that outdoor activities abound in and around town. Local parks such as Mercer Park and Community Park provide residents with clean picnicking areas, safe playgrounds and sports fields. With Cross Lake and Oneida Lake nearby and Seneca River running through town, residents of Baldwinsville are privy to a plethora of water activities, such as boating, water skiing, fishing and swimming. Baldwinsville is also rife with walking paths, which allow residents to take in scenic views of Baldwinsville waterways and undeveloped land.

The beginning of the Southwest Trail, a Baldwinsville treasure, is located just across from Baldwinsville’s famous Lock #24 on the Erie Canal System. Looking for a challenging game of golf? Baldwinsville has a number of courses, including Raddison Greens, which welcomes members and the public to play on its expertly groomed course, designed by none other than Robert Trent Jones.


Single-family homes, townhouses and condominiums in Baldwinsville range in price from below $100,000 to upwards of $1 million, with the median home price hovering around $130,500. Most Baldwinsville homes date back to the 1930’s and earlier, adding to the sense that Baldwinsville is an established village, with a clear sense of place and pride in its history. This community pride is reflected in the numerous concerts and festivals that take place, often at the newly built Budweiser Amphitheater on Paper Mill Island—Baldwinsville’s newest park and entertainment venue. Events, such as Celebrate Baldwinsville and Seneca River Days Festival, bring the community together to celebrate all that makes Baldwinsville so special. Seneca River Days is known for its “Anything That Floats” race, which challenges participants to construct a water vessel using just $50 worth of supplies.

Schools, Health, Transportation

The Baldwinsville Central School District operates five elementary schools (Elden Elementary, McNamara Elementary, Palmer Elementary, Reynolds Elementary, and Van Buren Elementary), Ray Middle School, Durgee Junior High School, and Baker High School. With an array of athletic, artistic and public service outlets for students to take advantage of, the Baldwinsville Central School District is an educational leader in Onondaga County. Low drop out rates, high graduation rates and excellent test scores are all indicators of the district’s success.

There are three quality hospitals in Syracuse, just twenty minutes from Baldwinsville: St. Joseph’s Hospital, Crouse Hospital, and SUNY Upstate Medical University Hospital. There are also a number of medical facilities closer to town, including the Phoenix Health Care Center, an affiliate of Oswego Health, just fourteen minutes from downtown Baldwinsville. Here, patients can receive emergency care, as well as general medical services.

With a Walkscore of 78, Baldwinsville is a very pedestrian friendly town. It’s easy to get around by foot or by bike, adding to its small-town charm. Residents also have easy access to Highways 31, 48, 370 and 631, which connect to major freeways traveling throughout upstate New York. Baldwinsville is ideal for those commuting to Syracuse for work. The average commute time is about twenty-four minutes.


If you are thinking about buying or selling a home, give us a call at (315) 243-6500 or send us an email to explore your options and to find out when is the best time for you to make a move.


Contact Information

Richard J. Lelong, Real Estate Broker
Cedar Bay Real Estate, Inc
6320 Fly Road, Suite 206
East Syracuse NY 13057
Phone: 315-243-6500
Fax: 315-637-3619

Licensed in New York State