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Ithaca's best dining & retail right outside your front door.

Harolds Square Neighborhood

Located in the heart of Downtown Ithaca, Harolds Square offers all the excitement of downtown living whilst still being only a short walk from beautiful parks like Cascadilla Gorge. Living at Harolds Square gives you ease of access to dine at one of Ithaca's award-winning restaurants, walk to the movies at Cinemapolis, or take a hike up to Cornell University for a scenic view of Cayuga Lake. The opportunities for a new adventure in Ithaca are boundless.

Downtown Ithaca is a highly walkable area, allowing for residents to forego motor vehicle traffic and travel by foot or bike. Learn more about how Harolds Square limits its ecological footprint here.

Local Attractions

Downtown Ithaca and the greater Finger Lakes region is rich in culture, with a lively theater scene, countless wineries and breweries, a myriad of different restaurants, museums, photographic natural gorges, and a very active events calendar. Below are just some of the many local attractions:

Top School District

Ithaca City School District is a high-rated public school district with a favorable average student-to-teacher ratio of 12-1. The school district ranks in the top 25% of schools in New York State by Niche:

Best School Districts in New York

#93 of 675

Most Diverse School Districts in New York

#94 of 694

District With the Best Teachers in New York

#173 of 689

Career Opportunities

Ithaca's major employers include:

- Cornell University

- Ithaca College

- Tompkins Trust Company 

- Borg-Warner Automotive

- Cayuga Medical Center


Harolds Square

Activities in the area

Food & drink

Explore our interactive map to discover our many nearby attractions.

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