Cazenovia, New York Real Estate and Community Information

Cazenovia, New York Real Estate and Community Information

Cazenovia is a special town, located twenty minutes southeast of Syracuse. With a population of approximately 7,086, Cazenovia may be small, but it certainly has a big heart. With strong ties to its agricultural roots, Cazenovia has maintained the best aspects of the simple rural lifestyle, while incorporating great public services, an active local government and a vibrant economy.

The preservation of historical sites, a commitment to supporting local businesses and artists, and a “we-are-all-in-this-together” attitude are all standout features that contribute to the high quality of life here. It’s no wonder Cazenovia real estate is so popular.

Shopping and Dining

Numerous art galleries, fashion boutiques, antique stores, and hobby shops line Albany Street—the main shopping district in town, where local and hand crafted goods are king. Once you’ve relocated to Cazenovia, swing by Johnny Appleseed Farm, a trendy home furnishing store that features sleek, American-made furniture and home decor. Then hit up Cazenovia Artisans Gallery for unique, functional art to fill your home with the special touch that only hand crafted items can provide.

Whether you enjoy seafood, Thai, gourmet or traditional diner fare, there are a number of great local establishments in Cazenovia. For friendly service and an old-fashioned ambience, head over to Emma’s on Main. For a meal with an excellent view, go ahead and indulge in the delectable American cuisine of the Brewster Inn, which overlooks Cazenovia Lake.

Parks and Recreation

Lakeland Park and Gypsy Bay Park are the main parks within city limits, and both have lake access. There are also a number of state forests and parks nearby—including Stoney Pond State Forest, Tuscarora State Park, Highland Forest Park, and Deruyter State Forest—which provide excellent hiking, mountain biking and camping, all within a short drive from town.

At the Lorenzo State Historic Site you can tour the historic home of Colonel John Linklaen, the founder of Cazenovia. This elaborate mansion and surrounding gardens features the well-preserved architecture, décor and upper class lifestyle of the early 1800’s. Cazenovia’s Stone Quarry Hill Art Park is the only park of its kind in upstate New York. This unique outdoor sculpture park features an enchanting blend of rural beauty and artistic expression. With over 100 acres of conserved land, you can spend an entire day exploring its many trails and art installations.


Cazenovia is a town that cherishes its past, so it’s no surprise that a number of Cazenovia homes for sale were built during the 1820’s and 1830’s. Lower Lincklaen Street is particularly abundant with homes featuring Greek Revival architecture. Other older architecture found throughout Cazenovia includes Gothic and Lakeland style architecture. Cazenovia real estate includes a few newer developments, but older, more established homes are the town’s hallmarks. The median age of homes is about 60 years old. While the property tax rate in Cazenovia is higher than the national average, houses are relatively affordable, with the median home price hovering around $171,400. There are many homes located right on Cazenovia Lake, offering stunning views and easy access to lakeside recreation. The Cazenovia Lake Association is a terrific resource for lakefront homeowners who have a vested interest in the health of the lake.

Schools, Health, Transportation

The high quality of life that can be found in Cazenovia is due in part to the superb services and essential amenities the town provides. K-12 students living in Cazenovia attend Burton Elementary School, Cazenovia Middle School, and Cazenovia High School. All of these schools are administered by the Cazenovia Central School District. Students receive a quality education, with a small student-to-teacher ratio, a plentitude of extracurricular clubs and sports, advanced placement classes and special education resources. Established in 1824, Cazenovia College is a small liberal arts college located in the middle of town. It has been recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of “America’s Best Colleges,” a distinction earned for the college’s commitment to personalized, well-rounded education that emphasizes community involvement and an understanding of global contexts. The college is also one of the major employers in Cazenovia.

The Family Health Center in Cazenovia, a branch of the Community Memorial Hospital in Hamilton, provides basic and acute medical services for residents. Other nearby medical centers include the Oneida Healthcare Center and the Crouse Hospital in Syracuse.

Located at the nexus of NY-20, NY-92 and NY-13, Cazenovia is a just a short drive from neighboring communities, such as Syracuse, Hamilton, Oneida and Manlius. As a very walkable and bikable town, many Cazenovia residents limit their driving, and traffic in town is quite minimal. While Luther Airport provides local flights, the Syracuse Hancock International Airport provides flights all over the world, and is less than a forty-minute drive from town.


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