The Grass Is Pretty Green Right Here in Binghamton
I always hear people saying there is nothing to do in the Binghamton Area and
that they want to move away. Really? Do you not see what I see? I love it here. There are a ton of things to do right here in the Greater Binghamton area if you just look around. I have my top five favorite things about our area, in no particular order.
If you are a sports fan, we have a little bit of everything. The Dick's Sporting Goods Open is a P.G.A. event. A lot of towns would kill to have a Champions Tour stop in their community. Not only is it awesome to get to see Hall of Fame golfers, but it is a great boost for the local economy and raises a ton of money for local charities. Plus, we have minor league hockey and baseball, Division 1 basketball at B.U. and Syracuse basketball and football are only an hour up I-81.
If you love to golf, this is a great place to live. Sure, down south they golf year round, but with Conklin, En-joie, The Links at Hiawatha and others, we have some of the nicest golf courses in the state.
Not only do we have just about all the national chain restaurants here, but we have an incredible selection of locally owned restaurants, serving just about any kind of food you could want. From fine dining to the local diners, this area has a huge variety.
Great Place to Raise Kids
With all the parks in the area, the Binghamton
Zoo at Ross Park and annual events like the Spiedie Fest and Balloon Rally, there is always something to do with the kids. And yeah, crime might be up from where it was 10 or 15 years ago, but even still, it's a pretty safe place to live.
We have pretty much everything the big cities have, maybe on a smaller level, but we have it. And, if you do want to visit bigger cities, we are only three hours from New York, Philadelphia, Buffalo and Boston is only four hours away. Plus all the cool little towns within an hour’s ride like Ithaca and Watkins Glen. Both of these small towns have great parks to tour and you can taste some of the best wine and beer from anywhere in the world made right at the Finger Lakes.