Cornell University - Area Immediately Around Campus



Rating Posted By Comment
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
apergis
September 06 2015
Very Green. Both my daughters are environmentally included so this is the perfect town for them. 150 waterfalls within a 10 mile radius, including many on campus. WOW. Grocery stores and restaurants w [View Full Report]
3 - Good
3 - Good
icello
March 27 2015
Not much to do, some Asian restaurants [View Full Report]
3 - Good
3 - Good
FLbeaches
August 21 2013
Dangerous roads in poor condition, but beautiful views. Scenic area. A challenge for the area due to weather and terrain. [View Full Report]
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
Littlemissy
August 11 2013
Ithica is a great town. [View Full Report]
3 - Good
3 - Good
KaMaMom
March 31 2013
Can't really comment - it looked fine, but we just drove in and out. [View Full Report]
1 - Poor
1 - Poor
cspan37421
July 12 2012
Some of the bumpiest paved roads I've ever seen. [View Full Report]
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
Smithview
August 09 2011
Collegetown was exactly what I look for in an off-campus area. [View Full Report]
4 - Very Good
4 - Very Good
mathmomvt
May 28 2011
We didn't spend much time checking out the surrounding area or Ithaca itself. [View Full Report]
4 - Very Good
4 - Very Good
thexfatality
May 14 2011
There were some nice little restaurants and such. We didn't really walk around too much besides grabbing a bite to eat in Ithaca. It has nice small town feel, though it may be a culture shock for [View Full Report]
noimagination
December 29 2010
One of the catches to staying on campus is that we didn't spend much time outside of Cornell's borders. I can't really say. [View Full Report]
Carmeninmadrid
September 26 2010
Lively College town. Bagels, starbucks etc. [View Full Report]
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
PioneerJones
July 27 2010
Several state parks around, thousands of acres in the Orchards, Lake Cayuga, waterfalls and gorges. Essentially, you will not find a more beautiful setting for a college anywhere else. [View Full Report]
4 - Very Good
4 - Very Good
squelchy451
April 14 2010
The falls are nice and the area around is rural with lots of trees, sparsely populated, etc. [View Full Report]
4 - Very Good
4 - Very Good
Haha I win:)
January 27 2010
Collegetown is awesome! And the best thing is they have Starbucks =) [View Full Report]
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
Chanel29
January 18 2010
you can see the small town of ithaca from the campus, it is beautiful [View Full Report]
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
elbeeen
April 08 2009
Small, quiet town which I like. [View Full Report]
4 - Very Good
4 - Very Good
swissmiss3
February 28 2009
It can be HARD to find the campus, but locals help. We stopped several times for directions. [View Full Report]
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
futurearchitect7
January 20 2009
Food around campus was great. [View Full Report]
4 - Very Good
4 - Very Good
Keilexandra
July 31 2008
Rural but beautiful. [View Full Report]
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
lolcats4
June 26 2008
Collegetown bagels has great food. [View Full Report]
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
2-iron
May 28 2008
Collegetown is a separate section of Ithaca situated up in the hills. Lots of cheap food and scenic vistas. [View Full Report]
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
iluvcolumbia
April 05 2008
collegetown is such a cute town. especially the waterfalls just minutes from campus, just add a serene feeling that you cant find anywhere else. [View Full Report]
4 - Very Good
4 - Very Good
Dennis173
March 23 2008
The area immediately surrounding the campus is nice and cozy. Go to Collegetown Bagels and of course Starbucks. [View Full Report]
4 - Very Good
4 - Very Good
midatlmom
August 31 2007
Collegetown was a lot of fun and is really just an extension of campus. There are lots of restaurants and the streets are packed with kids. [View Full Report]
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
Igglesfan
August 22 2007
Very rural, beautiful area. Weather changes quickly, so be prepared for anything. Wear comfy shoes - you'll be walking and climbing, but it's worth every step. [View Full Report]
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
poozislove
July 27 2007
The area right around campus is gorgeous. The finger lakes are the highlight, in my opinion. [View Full Report]
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
Lori1122
July 20 2007
funny, touring around the city, my best friend's dad saw a shirt that say "ithaca is gangsta" ok no, ithaca is NOT "gangsta" [View Full Report]
4 - Very Good
4 - Very Good
dande1114
July 09 2007
Collegetown is really cute. [View Full Report]
4 - Very Good
4 - Very Good
seuferk
April 15 2007
Really pretty, but there isn't very much to do other than eat. [View Full Report]
4 - Very Good
4 - Very Good
blase07
December 27 2006
Wegmans food <3 [View Full Report]
2 - Fair
2 - Fair
posterX
September 10 2006
There is not much to do in the immediate area, and only a few decent restaurants. Student community is somewhat underserved. [View Full Report]
4 - Very Good
4 - Very Good
college-woot!
September 05 2006
ithaca is a cute town, there's enough there to meet your needs but also not too much - cornell definitely has a strong sense of campus community, because there isn't much to do outside. [View Full Report]
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
NishtDawg
August 26 2006
Very cute town. Even some of the sketch local people we ran into on the streets were very nice. [View Full Report]
3 - Good
3 - Good
eeemillee
August 20 2006
It wasn't NYC, but there was enough to do when you do want to get off campus. [View Full Report]
4 - Very Good
4 - Very Good
KryptoniteMan
August 10 2006
Its not going to have as many things to do like New York City, but its not a desolate farmland either. Collegetown is one of the more popular places for people to go off campus. [View Full Report]
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
imkonadian88
August 04 2006
MAKE SURE to check out collegetown and its restaurants, etc...Aladdins had amazing food (all organic too!), collegetown bagels is the place to go to f [View Full Report]