Ithaca is a town in Tompkins County, New York, United States. The population was 19,930 at the 2010 census. The Town of Ithaca is a horseshoe-shaped portion of the metropolitan area of Ithaca, New York. It surrounds the City of Ithaca and is the City's only border, although the City has a completely separate government, and is not part of the town. The two entities form a single community for most practical purposes, for instance, sharing a local school district and many municipal services. Many of the Town's government offices, such as the Town hall, are located within the City, outside of the Town's jurisdiction. Ithaca College is in the town, south of the city center. The main campus of Cornell University is located just to the east, partly in the City and partly in the Town. The Town Supervisor of Ithaca is Herb Engman. The Town Board has 6 members who are elected at-large to 4-year terms. In December 2014, the Ithaca Town Board unanimously adopted a resolution recognizing freedom from domestic violence as a fundamental human right. Wikipedia
Home to some of the most reputed educational institutes of the country, like the Ivy League school, Cornell University, Ithaca College and the Tompkins Cortland Community College, Ithaca is often caught in debates of best American college towns. In my opinion, this is undoubtedly one the best towns to study in owing to a few very strong factors. Its location at amidst lakes and water bodies, make it a beautiful place not just to be at but even indulge in activities like kayaking. The adjoining areas also offer good hiking opportunities. All this is well balanced with the right number of restaurants, bars and eat outs. Ideal for students and visitors alike.
Must-see on the Ithaca tourism include Robert Treman State Park, Buttermilk Falls State Park, Cornell Botanic Gardens, and the Cayuga Lake among more.
Explore the best travel planner for your visit to Ithaca and create a flawless plan in few simple steps!