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Cortland: Known as the "Crown City," Cortland is the place to be for all reasons and all seasons. Residents enjoy the qualities of fresh air, one of the best school systems in the state, beautiful landscapes, easy access to surrounding cities and clean, safe neighborhoods. All of that and more make this four-season resort community a great place to call home, whether it's full-time or just as a weekend getaway. "Site Selection Magazine" recently named Cortland one of the top 50 U.S. small towns for corporate facilities. Cortland was ranked using attributes such as quality of life, economic vitality, sense of community and perspective on economic development. The city of Cortland and Greek Peak Mountain Resort are located in the center of New York State along Interstate 81, halfway between Binghamton and Syracuse. Cortland is home to more than 48,000 residents who take great pride in the community and all that it has to offer. The city features a variety of properties with a blend of historically distinctive architecture and the luxury of resort living year round. The resort real estate market is diverse and consists of log home properties in the five-acre lot section, single-family homes on three-quarter acre lots and townhouses of various sizes and styles. Pricing for condominiums and townhouses ranges from $40,000 to $300,000 and more for larger, more secluded models. Single-family homes begin in the mid-$150,000s and reach up to $500,000 and more for colonial estates with large lots. Land is also available for custom building.

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The Cortland City School District serves the needs of students from kindergarten through high school. The Central New York area offers the cultural advantages of several universities and colleges nearby including Cornell University, Ithaca College, Le Moyne College, Syracuse University, Binghamton University, Tompkins Cortland Community College and Cortland State College. Cortland State boasts one of the most modern, high tech sports facilities in the country. Nearby training centers include OCM BOCES, Cortland Center for New Careers and the Community Technology Center.

A variety of festivals and community events are held throughout the year bringing residents of Cortland together to enjoy the great outdoors. The Cortland County Junior Fair features youth exhibits and qualifying livestock shows for the State Fair and ends with fireworks at dusk. The Farmer's Market is open on Tuesdays and Saturdays in the center of downtown Cortland and offers a variety of homemade items. Cortland also hosts the Empire State Games.

During the summer, nearby Hope Lake offers fishing and features a wide stretch beach surrounded with hiking trails that tie into more than 250,000 acres of state land. During the winter season, downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and snowboarding are among the many outdoors activities offered.

There are five public golf courses in the area with no tee time requirements. Cortland Country Club is the premier golf course in the area. World class shopping is only a short drive away at the DestiNY Carousel Mall in Syracuse.

Cortland was established in 1791 and incorporated in 1900. It is the 41st city in the state. Cortland is known as the "Crown City" for its location at 1,130 feet above sea level, making it the highest city in the state. The community's unique landscape was formed by the convergence of seven valleys and stretches 503.3 square miles. The city is named for General Pierre Van Cortland, the first Lieutenant Governor of the State.

Cortland Real Estate Stats and Trends for the week of March 26th, 2018: homes priced around $150,717 compared to $169,313 the previous week, showing a decrease of less than -12%.  For Friday, March 30th, the current national mortgage rate for a 30 year fixed mortgage is 4.25%; the 15 year fixed rate is at 3.66%. For a loan larger than conventional conforming loans, or 'jumbo' loan, the 30 year rate is 4.40%, while the 15 year jumbo rate currently is at 4.12%.

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