Love where you live.

Bumper stickers, t-shirts and decals galore declare “Ithaca is Gorges.” Pun intended, Ithaca is surrounded by beautiful gorges, waterfalls, and parks, not to mention Cayuga Lake. Several stunning recreation areas including Buttermilk Falls State ParkRobert H. Treman State ParkIthaca Falls and Taughannock State Park (home to Taughannock Falls, the highest free-falling waterfall in the northeastern United States, 33 feet taller than Niagara Falls!) are all only a short drive from Longview.


Beautiful scenery, great shopping, prestigious colleges, welcoming community, Ithaca has it all!

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  • View of Ithaca Commons

    Photo by Kenneth C. Zirkel

  • Buttermilk Creek in Ithaca, New York

    Photo by U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service – Northeast Region

  • Cornell University campus as seen from McGraw Tower

    Photo by Maeshima Hiroki

  • Ithaca Farmers Market at Steamboat Landing

    Photo by Kenneth C. Zirkel

  • Ithaca Falls covered in snow and ice

    Photo by Tim Sackton

But Ithaca is so much more than just awe-inspiring nature. It’s a small town with urban flair, chock-full of live music, local theatre, festivals, parades, and a world-famous assortment of restaurants that will satisfy even the most eclectic palate.

Ithaca is also a college town. Starting every August, Ithaca is home to approximately 30,000 Cornell University and Ithaca College students.

Between the two schools, there’s a mind-boggling assortment of events like athletics, concerts, theatre performances, and academic lectures that adds to the richness of life in this beautiful area.

For more information about Ithaca, visit www.VisitIthaca.com.

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