Syracuse, NY Communities
Camillus is a town in Onondaga County, New York. The Town of Camillus is west of Syracuse. There is also a village named Camillus in the town. Much of the town is a western suburb of Syracuse.
Syracuse is a city in and the county seat of Onondaga County. It is the fifth-most populous city in the state of New York following New York City, Buffalo, Rochester, and Yonkers.
Onondaga County is a county in the U.S. state of New York.
Cortland County and Tompkins County are often considered part of the New York State region called the Southern Tier; the ski country demarcation line runs through Cortland County. Tompkins County, which features Ithaca at the end of Cayuga Lake, is also considered part of the Finger Lakes. Oneida County and Herkimer County are often considered part of the New York State region called the Mohawk Valley, although the "Central New York" and "Mohawk Valley" definitions overlap, and neither definition is mutually exclusive.
Tompkins County, Cortland County, Oneida County, and Herkimer County are only Central New York in the broader sense of the phrase "Central New York".
Only Onondaga County, Cayuga County, Oswego County and Madison County are always considered "Central New York".
The major colleges and universities in the region include Cornell University, Colgate University, SUNY Upstate Medical University, Hamilton College, Le Moyne College, SUNY Oswego, SUNY Cortland, Utica College, Ithaca College, Syracuse University the SUNY ESF, Cazenovia College, Morrisville State College, and SUNY Polytechnic Institute.
Central New York is the central region of New York State, roughly including the below counties.