Greater Binghamton - A Desirable Lifestyle
The Greater Binghamton Area is located in the Southern Tier Region of New York State. The area consists of the Triple Cities of Binghamton, Endicott, and Johnson City surrounded by suburban and rural towns.
Where the Susquehanna and Chenango Rivers meet, you peer out over the numerous bridges and delight in the outstanding architecture, with the backdrop of the signature rolling hills. Greater Binghamton has much to offer the tourist and even more to offer the resident. As the birthplace to IBM, large and small businesses alike have found a home in Greater Binghamton. Excellent access to major routes makes Binghamton easily reachable from any direction.
As you drive past the countless parks, shopping plazas, and restaurants on your way into Binghamton, signs direct you to the top points of interest:
Broome County Veteran's Memorial Arena, Greater Binghamton Airport, Ross Park Zoo and Discovery Center, Cider Mill Playhouse, and Roberson Museum are just a few of the attractions that await you. Greater Binghamton has all the excitement and culture of a big city while maintaining its charm and Upstate appeal.
The area is proud of its many beautiful parks and outdoor recreation centers. Activities available at most of the parks include swimming, camping, boating, hiking, fishing, biking, picnicking, children's playgrounds, softball, and volleyball. During winter months (with adequate snow) several parks groom their trails for cross-country skiing. Local and municipal parks offer additional recreational opportunities with playgrounds, historic carousels, athletic fields, and pools. Other year-round activities include indoor-outdoor go-kart racing, ice skating, roller-skating, laser games, and an indoor skateboard park.
Whatever the season, there is much to see and do in Greater Binghamton - spend the day browsing Antique Row, attend a local festival, catch a show at the Forum, do some tax-free clothes shopping, or get involved in the Annual Chris Thater Memorial Bike Race. An abundance of sporting events offers the sports fan nonstop entertainment in Greater Binghamton. The Dick's Sporting Goods Open takes the lead in the summer as golf professionals compete for over a million dollars in this Champions Tour event. In August, the USTOA Tennis Challenger holds its tournament in Binghamton. Ice hockey fans have their own brand of excitement with the AHL Binghamton Devils. The Binghamton Rumble Ponies thrill fans all season long with AA baseball. Football fans in the area can cheer on the semi-professional BC Jets team. Greater Binghamton has the diversity you've looked for in a travel destination.
You know you'll find it all in Greater Binghamton, including the locally-invented tender, spicy Spiedie sandwich. Take time to explore every corner of this great region and when you're ready to relax, enjoy a free ride on any of our six restored, working wooden carousels and delight in this old-fashioned pastime.
Broome County Facts (2007)
- Total Population: 247,554
- Median Housing Price: $94,900
- Median Age: 38.2
- Altitude: 850 miles above sea level
Nearest Metropolitan Centers
- Syracuse - 75 miles N
- Rochester - 160 miles NW
- Buffalo - 223 miles NW
- Albany - 137 miles NE
- New York City - 177 miles SE
To find out more about our area visit these local Websites:
- Greater Binghamton Chamber of Commerce
- The Greater Binghamton Convention & Visitors Bureau
Find out what's going on in Binghamton. Learn about night-life, dining, recreation, attractions, sports, shopping, golfing, and much more!
- Broome County Government
This site contains information for the various county departments and divisions. Whether you live in Broome County, just visiting, or planning to make a move here, we invite you to explore the vast resources that make us the Valley of Opportunity!
- City of Binghamton
- Roberson Museum and Science Center
- Ross Park Zoo
- Broome County Library System
- Binghamton Philharmonic
- Broome County Arts Council
- Kopernik Space Education Center
- Tri-Cities Opera Company
- Binghamton University