Cicero, New York Real Estate and Community Information

Cicero, New York Real Estate and Community Information

Located just north of Syracuse, Cicero is a small but vibrant community of approximately 31,632 residents. The town’s name was meant to honor the famous ancient Roman statesman, but today the name conveys an image of clean streets, eclectic businesses, friendly people and the laid-back atmosphere that continues to attract prospective homebuyers.

Families looking for quality schools, small business owners looking to plant new roots, artists looking for a quiet place to create, and retirees looking for the perfect place to spend their golden years can all find a reason to call Cicero home.

Shopping and Dining

In addition to a number of national retailers—including Marshall’s, Walmart and Target—Cicero’s local economy is alive and well, with eclectic boutiques, antique shops, consignment and specialty stores providing residents with goods that go above and beyond simple necessities. For one of a kind gifts visit All Mixed Up, which carries everything from clothes and accessories to candles and novelty posters.

After an afternoon of shopping or a day of work, great pizza, seafood, Chinese, traditional American, southern barbecue and other kinds of tasty fare can be found in Cicero, where the culinary culture is alive and well. Well-established places, like Frank’s Plank Road Café, provide the kind of casual dining experience that keeps you coming back for more, while Borio’s Restaurant, right on Oneida Lake, offers waterfront dining at its finest for those special occasions. There are also a number of familiar favorites in Cicero, such as Arby’s, Subway, the Cracker Barrel and Moe’s Southwest Grill.

Parks and Recreation

The Parks and Recreation Department of Cicero operates nine parks and three recreation centers, giving residents plenty of ways to have fun and stay active. With Oneida Lake on its northern border, Cicero real estate is perfect for water lovers. Joseph F. William Memorial Park Beach is open to the public and provides picnicking facilities, a boat launch, and a swimming area. Whether you enjoy a peaceful day of fishing, an invigorating swim, or the thrill of water skiing, there are abundant opportunities for water recreation in Cicero. Cicero has a number of local galleries for art enthusiasts to peruse, and the critically acclaimed Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse is only minutes away.


Cicero real estate has enjoyed 0.11% growth in home values in recent years, which just goes to show that Cicero homes for sale are in high demand. Low rates for both violent and property crimes, a relatively low unemployment rate, and a stable economy are all factors that contribute to Cicero real estate’s appeal. The median home price in Cicero is $136,700, and homes for sale in Cicero range from spacious lakefront villas to quaint cottage-style abodes, custom-built luxury plots, and compact condos. There are a number of neighborhoods in Cicero, including Darby Farms and Ciceroville, which are two of the oldest neighborhoods in town, as well as Cicero Point, Renee Gardens, Wallington Meadows, and Mystic Woods subdivisions. Whether you are looking for a home that is rife with history or something a little more modern, Cicero real estate is sure to offer something for just about everyone’s wish list.

Cicero’s economy is varied, with the business, service and construction sectors making up the bulk of employment opportunities. Cicero has a very active Chamber of Commerce, and the town’s pro-business mentality helps bring in new businesses and fresh ideas, which is good news for Cicero real estate. But Cicero is also a town that values family, an independent spirit and fun. With a host of seasonal events, such as the annual Cicero Community Festival, residents of Cicero have many ways to feel connected to this tight-knit, vibrant community.

Schools, Health, Transportation

Low dropout rates, low student-to-teacher ratios and high parent approval characterize the schools in Cicero, which are operated by the Cicero-North Syracuse Central School District. Students in Cicero attend Cicero-North Syracuse High School, Gillette Road Middle School, Cicero Elementary School and Lakeshore Road Elementary School.

Cicero residents have easy access to excellent medical care, with the highly skilled physicians and nurses of St. Josephs Health Center a mere sixteen minutes from town. Located in Syracuse, St. Josephs is a 431-bed facility that has been offering high quality care in the Syracuse area since 1869.

Located just off I-81, Cicero is perfectly positioned for those commuting to neighboring communities, such as Brewerton to the north and Syracuse to the south—which is essentially an eleven mile commute straight down I-81. Take I-481 south a few miles and you hook up with the New York State Thruway (I-90), which serves as a direct line to major cities, such as Rochester to the west and Albany to the east.


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