Manlius, New York Real Estate and Community Information

Manlius, New York Real Estate and Community Information

Located just twenty minutes southeast of Syracuse, Manlius is a favorite among Syracuse Metro Area suburbs. There are three villages within Manlius to choose from: Fayetteville, Manlius, and Minoa, and each has its own distinct charm.

Being recognized by Money Magazine as one of the “Top 100 Places to Live” is certainly a fine feather in this community’s cap, but the fact that Manlius is a great place to raise a family, start a business, or retire is no news to the nearly 33,000 people who call Manlius home. At fifty square miles, Manlius is just big enough to offer residents room to live as they please, but small enough for easy navigability. Manlius real estate benefits from a near perfect balance between ample amenities, strong schools, and refreshing small-town charm.

Shopping and Dining

Manlius may not be a bustling commercial hub, but residents have a fair share of shopping and dining options to choose from, and finding the staples of everyday living within town is easy. The Fayetteville Town Center Shopping Plaza hosts a number of establishments, including a P&C Supermarket and the popular Bonefish Grill, which serves high-quality seafood in a classy setting. Manlius has a TJ Maxx, Target and CVS, in addition to a number of smaller, more specialized stores. Pascale Wine Bar and Restaurant, located in the village of Fayetteville, is perhaps Manlius’ most talked-about restaurant. Serving traditional American cuisine with a modern touch, Pascale has a warm atmosphere perfect for special occasions. Of course, the malls, trendy boutiques, fine dining and bars of Syracuse are only twenty minutes away.

Parks and Recreation

Manlius is a great town for active families, outdoor enthusiasts, and entertainment lovers. With green grass, a playground and picnicking spots, Huntington Beard Memorial Park is a great place to sneak a few minutes of leisure into a busy day. Green Lakes State Park is popular for sunny summer days of swimming and boating. There are four golf courses within Manlius, including the Woodcrest Golf Club, which is known for its scenic views of the Adirondacks and a challenging 18-hole course.

The Manlius Recreation Department also hosts a number of all-age activities and events throughout the year, including arts and crafts, swimming lessons and miniature golf for youth, and fitness programs for adults. Whether you catch the current blockbuster at Manlius Cinema, brush up on local lore at the Manlius Historical Society and Museum, or paint your own pottery at Feats of Clay, you will find Manlius to be quite an entertaining place to live.


From stately lakeside mansions and rustic ranch homes with sprawling acreage, to compact townhouses close to the center of it all, Manlius real estate is definitely diverse. The median home price in Manlius is $195,200, and unlike many places in the United States, home values are actually on the rise here. The local economy is strong in Manlius, with the professional and service sectors making up the majority of employment opportunities. Steady job growth, low unemployment, an active chamber of commerce, and low crime rate all contribute to the appeal of Manlius real estate for both businesses and homebuyers.

Schools, Health, Transportation

Children living in Manlius attend Fayetteville Elementary School, Mott Road Elementary School, or Enders Road Elementary School; middle school students attend Wellwood Middle School or Eagle Hill Middle School, and both middle schools feed into Fayetteville-Manlius High School. These five superb schools are run by the Fayetteville-Manlius Central School District, which has been recognized for its exceptional teachers and administrators. Manlius’ proximity to Syracuse University is also a major draw for professors and students looking to buy a home or rent within a reasonable distance from campus.

Top-notch medical care is close by, whether you seek general medical care, hard to find specialists or veteran services. The SUNY Upstate University Hospital—a world class teaching hospital providing services for cancer, AIDS, diabetes and much more—is only twenty minutes from Manlius, as is the Syracuse VA Medical Center.

Getting around Manlius is easy, as traffic is light and the town is very bike- and pedestrian-friendly. Manlius is conveniently located at the nexus of NY-92, NY-173 and NY-257, which feed into major highways leading to other major cities, including Syracuse, Camden, Albany and Rochester. The Syracuse Hancock International Airport is the closest major airport, making it easy and convenient for Manlius residents to quickly catch flights to destinations all over the world.


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