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Apartments for Rent in Ithaca, NY
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Getting around in Ithaca, NY

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39 /100
Somewhat Bikeable
Walk Score®: 41, Bike Score®: 39

Frequently asked questions

When were prices and availability in Ithaca, NY last updated?

Prices and availability in Ithaca, NY were last updated on 6 Feb 2023.

What are the best apartments in Ithaca, NY?

The best apartments in Ithaca, NY are: Lansing West Apartments, North Wood Apartments, City Centre Ithaca, The Ithacan and Warren Wood.

What is the price range for a studio apartment in Ithaca, NY?

The price range for a studio apartment in Ithaca, NY is between $339 and $4,621. View all studio apartments in Ithaca, NY.

What is the price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Ithaca, NY?

The price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Ithaca, NY is between $1,103 and $6,727. Browse all available 1-bedroom apartments in Ithaca, NY now.

What is the price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Ithaca, NY?

The price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Ithaca, NY is between $1,103 and $5,378. Browse and find a 2-bedroom apartment in Ithaca, NY.

What is the price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Ithaca, NY?

The price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Ithaca, NY is between $1,320 and $3,984. Browse all available 3-bedroom apartments in Ithaca, NY.

What type of rental buildings are in Ithaca, NY?

In Ithaca 75% of the housing is rented out compared to 25% of homes are owned, according to the most recent Census Bureau estimates. 17% of Ithaca’s apartments are found in large buildings of 50 units or more, 75% are located in smaller apartment complexes with less than 50 units, and 9% are single-family rentals.

What do typical apartment communities look like in Ithaca, NY?

The age and size of multifamily buildings are among the most visible characteristics of the rental market in a city.  In this case, the apartment buildings in Ithaca are about 29 years old, on average. Of these, 43% have been built since 2000, representing the newer options on the market and typically offering more amenities. Rental buildings in the city have an average height of 4 stories. About 61% of the rental communities here are low-rise, garden-style communities, 39% are mid-rises, and none are high-rise buildings. These are true especially for large-scale multifamily buildings with over 50 apartments.

What apartment floorplans are common in Ithaca, NY?

Rental apartments in Ithaca come in a range of sizes and floorplans. Studio apartments represent 21% of units for rent, ideal for singles, renters on a budget and people who value central locations more than space. Rentals with 1-bedroom floorplans make up 30% of the total apartments in the city, while 2-bedroom floorplans represent around 33% of all rentals in Ithaca. The rest are larger floorplans with 3 bedrooms or more, typically preferred by families, larger households or roommates sharing space.

Living in Ithaca, NY

Ithaca is a small town in central New York that’s best known as the home of Cornell University, an Ivy League school that attracts students and professors from around the world. The Cornell campus is also known for its stunning, historic buildings and sprawling botanic gardens. The town is also home to Ithaca College, a private liberal arts college. Many renters love living in Ithaca because of its natural beauty. The area is full of picturesque lakes and waterfalls and is a popular place to go kayaking. Ithaca is also part of the Finger Lakes wine region, and there are many wineries located nearby. The downtown area is full of restaurants and bars and hosts community events throughout the year. These include farmer’s markets, festivals and live performances.

Renting in Ithaca, NY

Many renters in Ithaca are either students or staff at one of the area’s many institutions of higher education. As a result, many apartment rentals cater to young adults. Most rentals in Ithaca are in walkable neighborhoods and are close to local shops and restaurants. There are also many historic homes and apartments for rent in Ithaca. Notably, Ithaca features a mix of newer, high-rise apartment buildings, as well as older, mid-rise apartment buildings and condos. There are also many older homes that have been converted into multiple apartments. Keep in mind that rental prices in Ithaca are relatively high when compared to other small towns in New York. Competition for apartments can also be significant around the start of the school year, so renters will need to be proactive when applying.

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Ithaca, NY demographics

Ithaca, NY has a population of 30,715 according to the most recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau. 15,157 of Ithaca’s residents are women and 15,558 are men. The median age of those who live in Ithaca, NY is 22.1.

Shopping in Ithaca, NY

There are plenty of places for local renters to shop in Ithaca, whether you’re looking for national chains or locally owned boutiques. The Ithaca Commons has a great selection of local shops to peruse. Outside of downtown, renters can find national chains at South Meadows Plaza. This area has a Walmart, Lowe’s, Bed Bath & Beyond, and Staples, as well as grocery stores like Trader Joe’s, Wegman’s and TOPS. Renters can also head north of downtown Ithaca to the Shops at Ithaca, which is the area’s only major mall. It has a Target, Best Buy, Dick’s Sporting Goods and other popular national chains.

Ithaca, NY households

  • 3,351 Family
    8,381 Non-family
  • 1,599 Children
    10,133 No Children
  • 11,732Total Number of Households
  • 1.99Average People Per Household
  • $38,019Median Household Income

According to U.S. Census data, there are 11,732 households in Ithaca, NY. 3,351 are family households and 8,381 are non-family households. There are 1,599 households with children in Ithaca and 10,133 households without children. On average, about 1.99 people live in a household in Ithaca, NY.

Transportation in Ithaca, NY

Ithaca is a very walkable and bikeable town, so renters don’t necessarily need a car to get around. Many local college students, in particular, opt not to drive. However, having a car can be very convenient for renters who need to travel to other nearby towns or who want to take advantage of all of the outdoor activities available in the Finger Lakes region. There is also extensive local bus service in Ithaca and the surrounding areas, and many local apartments have bus stops located within just a few blocks of them. There are also car-sharing services available in Ithaca. Regional buses provide service to New York City and other major metropolitan areas. The nearest Amtrak stop is in Syracuse, which is approximately one hour by car.

Ithaca, NY education statistics

The level of education of the population of Ithaca, NY is as follows: 1% have no high school education, 20% completed some high school, 10% partially completed college, 4% have an Associate Degree, 35% have a Bachelor Degree, and 30% have a Graduate Degree.

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