Our "Ithaca Urban Retreat II" is the upstairs apartment in a 2-family house located in a downtown neighborhood. The block has transitioned from being the "outskirts" of Ithaca in the 1870's to an urban neighborhood today. The apartment reflects both authentic country charm, while providing updated amenities of a modern city apartment! The "country" shows through in the newly-painted original wood floors, the antique kitchen baking cupboard as well as other interesting 19th furniture pieces found in houses of this era in Central New York. These furnishings have been complemented tastefully with new ones and accented with loved items to help you feel at home.
* Easy walk to the Commons, Ithaca Falls, and local restaurants
* Bike (jog, walk) to area parks and Cayuga Lake along Ithaca Waterfront trail via the nearby gateway
* Fill your shopping bag at the Ithaca Farmer's Market and have lunch on the dock overlooking Cayuga inlet
* Walk to Purity for its famous ice cream
* 1.5 miles to Cornell Arts Quad and 2.5 miles to Ithaca College
* Easy on/off access from Rt. 13.
The Northside neighborhood is a triangle defined be Gimme Coffee to the southeast, Purity Ice Cream to the southwest and the ScienCenter to the north. It is unique in a number of ways: Like the nearby Fall Creek neighborhood, it is conveniently close to many of the attractions of Ithaca and yet remains distinctly residential in flavor. The Northside typically has lower density per acre than the other downtown neighborhoods; which translates into more open space between houses and larger gardens surrounding them. Historically it was an entry point for many immigrant families moving into Ithaca and remains the most ethnically and economically diverse neighborhood in the city today. In the context of Ithaca's recently approved Comprehensive Plan, it anticipates many future-oriented goals; pedestrian-friendly, affordable housing, mixed use buildings, good bus service, neighborhood-oriented retail on its perimeter, good-access to parks and other recreational opportunities. Many young families are choosing to make the Northside their home.
We are working on the front porches of our home and making some alterations to the downstairs unit. We constrain that work to a normal weekday schedule (8:30-5) as much as possible and hope to be finished in early Spring 2019. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this, please get in touch and we'll provide more detail.
We truly believe the apartment and location will please you and only want to ensure that we provide full disclosure about what may be perceived as potential issues.