Ithaca City Guide

About Ithaca

Ithaca is a city in the Southern Finger Lakes region of New York. It is located in Tompkins County, and it is the largest community in the Ithaca-Tompkins County metropolitan area. This area contains the Town of Ithaca, the village of Cayuga Heights, and other towns and villages in Tompkins County. The city of Ithaca is located on the southern shore of Cayuga Lake, the largest of the Finger Lakes. It is named for the Greek island of Ithaca.

Ithaca is home to Cornell University, an Ivy League school of over 20,000 students, most of whom study at its local campus, north of town. Ithaca College is located just south of the city in the Town of Ithaca, make the town a true "college town". These two colleges, along with Tompkins Cortland Community College, bring tens of thousands of students who increase Ithaca's seasonal population during the school year. Some students settle in the area after graduation, as they find it difficult to leave the beautiful gorges and waterfalls of the area. Ithaca is truly a haven for the youth of Central New York.

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Ithaca, New York - Social Network Data

The average ZapScore for the 2,734 businesses in Ithaca is 41.
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Fall Creek is rising due to a build-up of ice. The high school parking lot is starting to flood and access to Ithaca Falls is blocked due to high water. Under these conditions, the water table is likely to rise and basements may start to take on water. Under similar conditions in 2004, some people near Fall Creek found that their basements had more water than usual. If you are near Fall Creek, please check your basements regularly and consider moving things off the floor.

Due to flooding following a break-up of an ice jam on Fall Creek, the waterfront trail along the golf course is closed until further notice.

Enforcement of odd/even parking regulations is in effect until further notice. Please adhere to odd/even regulations by parking on the correct side of the street at night. Tickets may be issued to vehicles parked on the wrong side of the street. The City may suspend enforcement of odd-even parking in the future and will send out another notification at that time; however, it is your responsibility to know when enforcement of odd-even enforcement is in effect. If there is any question whether odd-even regulations are being enforced, we recommend adhering to the regulations. Odd/even parking regulations apply from November 1st to April 1st, and require that vehicles park only on one side of the road from 2 a.m. to 6 a.m..

If you are not already a subcriber of the Swift911 Mass Notification System, now is the time to sign up! The City of Ithaca is experiencing localized flooding in the Fall Creek neighborhood. Emergency messages will be sent out through Swift911. Subscribing is easy but please remember to look for the "+subscriptions" button so you can select which City of Ithaca lists you would like to join. You can subscribe here:

Ice jams are forming in Cascadilla Creek. There is street flooding on Madison and First Streets. Residents should check their basements.