Ithaca, NY was named the Best Collegetown in America in 2009 by the USA Today.

Area Facts

City of Ithaca year-round residents: 29,000
Tompkins County population: 96,000
Elevation above sea level:
Highest: 2,099 feet (Connecticut Hill)
Lowest: 382 feet (at Cayuga Lake)

State parks: 4
Movie screens: 17
Performing arts theaters: 8
Restaurants: More than 150
Bookshops: 16
Local shopping: Loads of it!
Houses of worship: More than 100
Museums and galleries: 13
Airports: 1 (3 more within 70 miles)