The natural world of Ithaca is breathtaking. You can easily escape your desk by hiking trails along the gorges, taking dips in waterfalls and lakes, biking on woodland paths, skiing down slopes and across fields, or picnicking in the area's many state parks. And with a thriving music and arts community, Ithaca offers abundant cultural opportunities as well.
Ithaca is known as a culinary hotspot, with more restaurants per capita than New York City and over 100 vineyards in the surrounding Finger Lakes region. A thriving farm-to-table movement has local chefs and farmers working together in sustainable (and delicious) ways. It’s no wonder some call Ithaca “a foodie paradise.”
The university offers a number of housing options close to the Law School for graduate students. In and around the Ithaca area are also many other fine places to live including modern and historical apartments in private buildings, houses and cooperatives in charming neighborhoods.