Collegetown at Cornell

Collegetown Bagels

Becoming familiar with the different neighborhoods in Ithaca will help to determine where you want to spend your years college living off-campus. If you’re a Cornell student living off-campus in Ithaca, you’ve probably heard of the desiable student hub, Collegetown! Packed with houses, apartments, dining, nightlife and entertainment, this is the Ithaca student mecca. While there are several other neighborhoods in Ithaca, the majority of students do choose to reside in Collegetown. Interested in living off-campus near Cornell in Collegetown? Check out Collegetown rentals in Ithaca here. 

Getting to Cornell from Collegetown

Located just south of the Cornell campus, the Collegetown neighborhood is about a 10-15 minute walk to campus making your daily commute to campus a breeze! Since students are so close to campus, the majority of them leave their cars at home and opt to walk or bike to classes. The TCAT bus system does run all over Ithaca and Cornell students are offered a discounted rate during the week and get to enjoy free rides on nights (after 6:00pm) and weekends, score!

Collegetown Development 

Over the years, Collegetown has gone through a lot of revilization as many faculty and alumni can attest to. While there are several home rentals in Collegetown, more and more apartments are being constructed to hold thousands of Cornell students. New businesses are going up and Collegetown couldn’t be more booming! Crossing the bridge to Collegetown from the Cornell campus, you will find yourself right on College Ave. Dryden Road is the first light and this is where you’ll find many favored restaurant and bar options. Some favorites include, Collegetown Bagels, The Antlers, Level B, and The Loft. Collegetown is also home to plenty of small grocery and convenience stores if you need food or miscellaneous items. It’s also conveniently located next to Ithaca Commons (Downtown Ithaca) so virtually everything Ithaca has to offer is at your fingertips. 

Looking for the real “college experience”? Then choose to live off-campus in Collegetown! Students living in Collegetown will be immersed in a neighborhood filled with fellow peers, college targeted and themed bars and restaurants, all while being minutes away from campus and anything you need!  

Where to live in Collegetown? 

Need help getting started on finding your Collegetown rental? Be sure to check out Cornell off-campus housing here, and to help you even further, check out our list below of Collegetown and Cornell landlords and properties! 

  1. Beer Properties 
  2. Travis Hyde
  3. Student Rentals Ithaca
  4. Novarr-Mackesey Property Management 
  5. West Shore Apartments

Chips and salsa aficionado, Ali Bartmer joined the Rent College Pads team in the fall of 2016 as the Operations Assistant and has since become a Content crafter. Cat mom of one, Ali prides herself in being a Bloody Mary connoisseur and with her Masters from Hogwarts there’s nothing Ali can’t do.

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