Syracuse Accolades

Dining

#6 Best Drinking Town Huffington Post, August 2012

#6 Best city to live in if you like bars Market Watch, August 2012

Best Bar-B-Que joint in America - Dinosaur Bar-B-Que Good Morning America, May 2009

#5 Most Vegetarian Friendly Small Cities in North America PETA, July 2010

Top Twenty Brew Pubs in America Empirebrew.com, 2003

 

Sports & Health

#6 Best Triathlon City in U.S. Active.com, October 2012

#6 Top Minor League Market Sports Business Daily, August 2011

#87 Healthiest City 2010 Parenting.com, 2010

 

Economy

#97 Best Places for Business and Careers Forbes, June 2012

#78 in Job Growth Forbes, June 2012

#8 Happiest City for Work in 2012 Careerbliss, 2012

#8 Most affordable city for homebuying CNN Money, November 2012

#10 of 20 Best Places to Start Over Business Week, 2010

#16 Best Performing City Brookings Institute, March 2012

10 Great Neighborhoods for 2008 - University Hill American Planning Association, 2008

 

Families & Education

Top 10 Best Places to Restire on $75 a Day U.S. News and World Report, October 2013

#1 Safest US City from Natural Disasters CBS MoneyWatch, 2013

#7 Best City for Veterans Livability.com, 2013

#4 America's Best Places to Raise a Family Forbes, June 2010

#87 in Education Forbes, June 2012

#4 Most Secure U.S. Places to live for 2011 Farmers Insurance, 2011

#17 Most Fun City & #2 Most Fun city in NYS Portfolio Magazine, April 2010

#18 Best Small Cities to Raise a Family - Auburn Forbes, October 2010

#9 Winter Wonderlands for Retirement US News and World Report, 2011

#62 in Research Universities - Syracuse University Forbes, July 2012

#58 Ranked - Syracuse University U.S. News, 2011 data

 

Green

#17 Greenest City Popular Science, Febuary 2008

Top Ten Green Community - Onondaga County U.S. EPA, 2011

Largest LEED Gold Certified Building in the World Destinyusa.com, 2012

LEED Platinum - Hotel Skylar Visit Syracuse, February 2012

 

Attractions & Other

Top 10 State Fairs to See in 2014 Family Vacation Critic, February 2014

Snowiest college in the U.S.: Syracuse University AccuWeather, January 2014

#3 Most Beautiful Snowy Cities - Syracuse  Globe Travelling, December 2013

#11 America's Favorite Towns - Skaneateles  Travel + Leisure, October 2013

#13 Best American Halloween Town Tracel + Leisure, October 2013

#5 America's Most Irish Town Huffington Post, March 2013

Snowiest City Average to date: 85.2" This year 71.2" Golden Snow Globe, February 2013

#1 attraction in the Syracuse area - Rosamond Gifford Zoo TripAdvisor, 2013

6th Largest retail attraction in the USA - Destiny USA Destinyusa.com, 2012

Best Spas for Romance - Reader's Choice - Mirbeau Inn & Spa Spa Finder, 2012

#14 Most-visited Shopping Mall - Destiny USA Travel + Leisure Magazine, 2011

Top 100 Spas in North America - Mirbeau Inn & Spa Condé Nast Traveler, 2010

Top 20 Small Resorts in the US - Mirbeau Inn & Spa Condé Nast Traveler, 2010

Longest running state fair

 

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