145 apartments for rent in Binghamton, NY
Guide to Binghamton
Binghamton Apartments For Rent
At the Pennsylvania border, in a valley, at the convergence of the Susquehanna and Chenago Rivers, you’ll find a city in New York that actually sleeps. Binghamton, the “Valley of Opportunity,” is a small, festive city unlike the New York you see on television and in movies. Get away from the big city and head toward an easy-going life in Binghamton.
Things to Do in Binghamton:
A little more than 11 square miles, Binghamton is a very small city, but nonetheless, you are sure to have an enjoyable time living in a Binghamton apartment. With attractions, art, outdoor recreation activities, shopping, dining and nightlife, there is enough to keep you busy.
Since you’re moving to Binghamton, chances aren’t you haven’t seen everything, if anything at all. Take some time to act as a tourist and explore the city. Visit local attractions like the Binghamton Zoo at Ross Park and explore the fifth oldest zoo in the U.S. and all the animals that live there. For a taste of science, visit the Roberson Museum and Science Center to take part in programs and special events or see the region’s largest public model train display. A great way to explore your new city is with a Southern Tier Balloon Tour. Get a bird’s eye-view of Binghamton and the entire Broome County from a hot-air balloon.
Get your fill of art in different forms as you view the works on display in the various galleries throughout the city. See independent and experimental films at The ART Mission and Theater. See new art on display at the Bundy Museum of History of Art’s Open Art Gallery. Take some time and go down to Quarter Yellow, an entertainment, art networking business, and gallery. Let’s not forget about the First Friday Art Walk where each month, all the art galleries and studios downtown will open their doors for three straight hours, after hours, for guests to explore.
With the rolling hills and winding valleys of the city, you can spend hours in the midst of the nature that surrounds and runs through Binghamton. Go hiking on any of the local hiking trails, such as the former ski-slopes of Aqua-Terra Park, or awe at the waterfall as you hike Wolfe Park. Play nine holes at Chenago Common Golf Course, or a full 18 holes at Dimmock Hill Golf Course. You can even take park in some hunting and fishing if you wish. Hunt for deer, turkey, rabbits and more on the local state forestlands or fish for walleye, northern pike and smallmouth bass in the Chenago River and other varieties of fish in the Susquehanna River.
Nightlife in Binghamton includes lounges, dance clubs, pubs, sports bars, breweries and wineries. There are several hot spots downtown for college students such as Dillinger’s, The Scoreboard, Boca Joe’s, and One the Roxx. For a mixture of musical styles including jazz, folk, and acoustic, try Lost Dog Café & Lounge. For a weekend drink and entertainment try The Number 5 or Southside Yanni’s.
Whether you’re in the mood for fine dining, casual fare, catering or just fast-food, there are plenty of options for a meal in Binghamton. Please your palette with some fine Italian and American cuisine at Cortese or Remlik. For a casual but still fully satisfying meal, try Apple Dumpling Café for breakfast or lunch. Take a seat at Currys of India for casual, authentic Indian Cuisine, or go for Chinese at How Choy. If you have a taste for something Greek place your order at Red Oak, or you can go European at Taste of Europe.
What to Consider When Moving to Binghamton:
The lovely city of Binghamton has seven different neighborhoods; Downtown, North Side, East Side, West Side, First Ward, Ely Park, and Southside, each of them having a different make-up.
Downtown, or Center City, is the location of Binghamton’s largest buildings and government services. This area is highly populated by college students of Binghamton University, and is the source a thriving arts scene. North Side lies along the Chenago River and is an area for light commercial work and working-class residents. The East Side is situated along the north bank of the Susquehanna River. This largely residential area has industrial development surrounding its borders.
The West Side lies across the Chenago River from the east Side and is primarily residential. There are family housing, students housing, and stately mansions all in this area of Binghamton. Main Street is the main source of commercial property in the West Side as it is home to various stores, restaurants, auto shops, and strip malls. First Ward is opposite the West Side, across the railroad tracks. This area is highly residential with several ethnic churches, and is best known for Antique Row, a strip of antique shops.
The northernmost community of Binghamton is Ely Park. This area lies on Prospect Mountain and other hills, and is home to the municipal golf course. Along the southern bank of the Susquehanna River is the Southside. The Southbridge commercial district lies at the foot of the South Washington Street Bridge. Southside is split into two distinct neighborhoods: East and West. Southside East is home to apartments and smaller homes, while Southside West is home to larger homes.
Also consider the weather when moving to Binghamton. As the 10th rainiest city in the U.S., this city has 212 cloudy days a year and 162 rainy days. The winters and cold and full of snow, and the summers are warm and wet.
Why Binghamton Apartments Are Hot:
What could be hotter than living in the Carousel Capital of the World? That’s right, Binghamton is known for its six antique carousels. Living in Binghamton apartments, you are only three hours away from the exciting and sleepless city of NYC, making you close enough to enjoy it whenever you wish, but far enough away to bask in the nature of New York that very few know about. Relax and take in all the joys of a normal-paced life in Binghamton among its rolling hills and forestry.
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- Broome Community College
- Suny at Binghamton
- Davis College
- Tompkins Cortland Community College
- Suny College at Cortland
- Binghamton is an attractive city with historical architecture, ornate mansions, and a charming downtown.
- Binghamton University was established in 1946 and is considered a “Public Ivy” university.
- Phelps Mansion Museum was built in 1870 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
- Binghamton Zoo opened in 1875, is the 5th oldest zoo in the US, and features over 180 animals.
- Anderson Center for the Performing Arts, located on the BU campus, features a wide variety of live performances.
- Cider Mill is open for tours and features a farm stand, the Cider Mill Bakery, and the Cider Mill Press Room.