I lived in Syracuse area for a few years. I lived in an awesome townhouse in Clay that was $750. It depends on what you like, but if you want to live closer to downtown, I lived on Tipperary Hill for a year, it is this cute Irish
neighborhood with a lot of young people and Irish themed bars. I also lived in Cicero right near Oneida Lake and liked it there too.
MrsB2be - so my sister is a total fruitcake! I asked her to send me an email with details on Syracuse, and she must have flaked out (she does have two toddlers afterall) and only sent me a link to a blog with good restaurants.