The Syracuse and Central New York areas are a great place to live, work and play. You'll find plenty to do in the summer and winter with numerous outdoor recreational options including many nearby county and state parks. You have access to Lake Ontario, one of the Great Lakes, and all the seasonal pleasures of sandy beaches and ice fishing. You'll also be nearby the Finger Lakes which are home to renowned wineries and spas. Downhill and cross-country skiing, ice skating and winter activities are plenty. Syracuse is home to the 6th largest shopping mall in the nation and you'll find trendy shopping distrcits in Syracuse and many surrounding towns. Food and festivals abound in summer and winter. There are plenty of restaurants, breweries and wineries to keep your pallet intrigued. Syracuse is home to the Great New York State Fair. Explore the area and find what makes you happy.