DeWitt, New York Real Estate and Community Information

DeWitt, New York Real Estate and Community Information

DeWitt is a charming suburb of Syracuse, located just east of the city. The population of DeWitt is approximately 25,000, making it a great place for folks who enjoy living in a smaller community. Whether you are looking to move to DeWitt for its proximity to Syracuse, its excellent schools, or its small town feel, it’s likely that DeWitt will exceed your expectations. Come see why relocating to DeWitt is a matter of finding your true hometown!

Shopping and Dining

DeWitt’s Shopping Town Mall is by far DeWitt’s biggest shopping destination, drawing shoppers from all over New York and beyond. Featuring major retailers, such as Macy’s, Barnes & Noble, JCPenney, Sears and American Eagle, and a variety of food vendors, it’s easy to spend the whole day at this highly acclaimed shopping mecca. Of course, being so close to Syracuse means DeWitt residents also have a large selection of trendy boutiques and specialty stores, such as Ellie Mia and Elsbeth Rose.

Whatever you’re in the mood for and whatever your budget, you can be sure to find a DeWitt restaurant to meet your needs. DeWitt is also home to original establishments that reflect DeWitt’s pioneer spirit. The Scotch ’N Sirloin, for instance, has been a DeWitt mainstay for over four decades. Serving the Syracuse area’s best steaks, The Scotch ’N Sirloin is not only a local favorite, but has received praise from various food magazines, including Wine Enthusiast. Hungry residents can also visit well known national chains, such as IHOP.

Parks and Recreation

The DeWitt Parks Department maintains ten community parks spanning 225 acres, with amenities ranging from picnicking areas and gazebos to sports fields, playgrounds and walking trails. Butternut Creek is a favorite spot for fishing or taking out a canoe. There are also a number of “green spaces”—undeveloped areas that host a variety of indigenous plants and wildlife. Whether your ideal recreation experience consists of a game of touch football or reading a book under the cover of an old oak, DeWitt parks accommodate just about every whim. You also don’t have to travel far from DeWitt to find excellent camping and hiking. Chittenango Falls, for instance, is a great 1.1-mile hike that rewards you with a stunning view, and it’s less than a half-hour drive away!


From older Colonial-style homes with large lots to newer, roomy condos, DeWitt real estate comes in all shapes and sizes, reflecting the diversity of DeWitt’s homebuyers. Compared to national averages, DeWitt real estate is relatively affordable, with a median home price of $141,900. DeWitt real estate also benefits from the fact that home values are on the rise by about 0.11%. This is good news for today’s sellers, as well as buyers looking for a stable housing market bucking the national trends. Another feature that sets DeWitt apart is the town’s emphasis on sustainability. DeWitt has established a number of “Green Initiatives,” including the Climate Smart Community pledge, which hopes to reduce greenhouse gasses and pollution. A stable housing market, business-friendly environment and efforts to improve sustainability for future generations—all add up to a great place to live.

Schools, Health, Transportation

DeWitt attracts families looking to buy a home in a safe suburban community with strong schools. The Jamesville-DeWitt Central School District is known for its academic excellence, plentitude of extracurricular activities and emphasis on educating the whole child, not just teaching for test scores. Children living in DeWitt attend Jamesville Elementary, Moses DeWitt Elementary, Tecumseh Middle, JD Middle and JD High School. There are also a number of high quality private religious schools and educational institutions, including Holy Cross Catholic School and the Jewish Community Center of Syracuse. DeWitt is also the home of Le Moyne College, a well-regarded Jesuit college in the Syracuse area that offers degrees in the arts, sciences, business, health and education.

There are a number of quality medical centers near DeWitt, including St. Joseph’s Health Center, which boasts an impressive array of health services—everything from maternity, pediatric and rehabilitation services, to spine, surgical and cardiac services.

With a WalkScore of 86, DeWitt is a great town for leisurely strolls along storefronts, expertly maintained walking trails and friendly neighborhood sidewalks. Commuting to and from work is hassle-free in DeWitt, where traffic jams and bumper-to-bumper traffic are all but non-existent. I-481 runs right through DeWitt, providing a near-direct route to the airport and other major upstate destinations.


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