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Ithaca, NY Top 100 Best Places to Live March 2019
Ithaca, NY The Prettiest Town in Every US State Architectural Digest July 2018
Ithaca, NY Favorite Family Road Trip Destination April 2018
Firelight Camps 10 Luxury Glamping Resorts that "up-the-ante" on Style & Comfort March 2018
Ithaca, NY 2018 Featured Destination March 2018
Ithaca, NY Top 100 Best Places to Live March 2018
Ithaca, NY Top 50 Most Underrated Cities to Visit in the US Thrillest Travel February 2018
Firelight Camps Best Yoga Retreat in New York Shape December 2017
Ithaca, NY United State's Top Emerging Nature Destination in 2017 Luxury Travel Guide Awards 2017
Ithaca Beer Company's Flower Power IPA The 25 Most Important Craft Beers Ever Brewed Food & Wine Magazine January 2017
Experience the Finger Lakes Tours TripAdvisor's Top Wine Tours in the US TripAdvisor 2016
Cornell University & Ithaca College Top 30 List of LGBTQ-Friendly Colleges & Universities Campus Pride Index August 2016
Ithaca, NY #2 on the Best Small College Towns USA April 2016
Ithaca, NY Top 10 Best Places to Live Men's Journal March 2016
Ithaca, NY Coffee Capital of New York State FindtheHome & FindtheCompany January 2016
Ithaca Farmers' Market 10 of America's Best Farmers Markets Travel & Leisure September 2015
Ithaca, NY Healthiest City in New York State 24/7 Wall Street September 2015
Ithaca, NY 20 Best College Towns for Food in America April 2015
Ithaca, NY Best Small Cities for Young, Single Women March 2015
Robert H. Treman State Park Best Swimming Spot in New York State Weather Channel March 2015
Ithaca, NY 10 Cheapest Urban Cities for TwentySomethings February 2015
Ithaca, NY Most Exciting College Towns MSN Real Estate May 2014
Finger Lakes #8 Must-Visit Spot on the Wine Tours of the World ABC News April 2014
Tompkins County #2 Healthiest Counties in New York April 2014
Ithaca, NY #10 Best New York Art Spots that Aren't in NYC Huffington Post March 2014
Tompkins County Top Producer of Notable Baby Boomers New York Times March 2014
Ithaca, NY America's Most Romantic Towns Travel & Leisure January 2014
Ithaca, NY #1 Best College Town 2013-2014 AIER College Destinations Index November 2013
Ithaca, NY 10 Secretly Amazing Cities for Wine Lovers MSN Real Estate October 2013
Ithaca, NY Top 10 Cities You Want to Walk to Work MSN Real Estate September 2013
Finger Lakes Region America's Top 10 Lakes to Visit in Fall The Daily Beast Online by Conde Nast Traveler September 2013
Ithaca, NY Top 25 Youngest Best Places to Live - America's Best Small Towns CNN Money August 2013
Cornell University Ten Coolest Schools Sierra Magazine August 2013
Ithaca College Nation's Best Schools for Radio (#1) & Theater (#7) Princeton Review August 2013
Ithaca, NY 10 Most Livable Cities MSN Real Estate News August 2013
Ithaca Farmers' Market 8 Must-Visit Farmers Markets Around the US July 2013
Ithaca, NY 10 Great Places to Live Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine July 2013
Ithaca, NY #3 of US Cities for Work-Life Balance July 2013
Ithaca, NY #1 Smartest City in America VentureBeat Online June 2013
Ithaca, NY #1 Best College Town in America Business Insider January 2013
Ithaca, NY Most Secure Place to Live for Municipality with Less than 150k Residents Farmers Insurance Group October 2012
Ithaca, NY #1 College Destination American Institute for Economic Research October 2012
Cornell University #5 in the Top 25 Colleges for Outside Readers Outside Magazine August 2012
Ithaca, NY #5 in The 10-Best Cities for Millennials & 24/7 Wall Street July 2012
Ithaca, NY #1 for Prime Workforce Growth Area Development Magazine June 2012
Ithaca, NY #3 Best City for Finding Employment Right Now Forbes May 2012
Cayuga Scenic Byway Top 10 All American Road Trip Yahoo Travel May 2012
Ithaca, NY Top 10 Great, Quirky Places to Retire AARP Magazine April 2012
Ithaca/Tompkins County Top 10 Small to Mid-sized Fourth Economy Community Fourth Economy Consulting April 2012
Ithaca, NY America's Most Secure Small Towns Farmers Insurance December 2011
Ithaca, NY Top 7 Retirement Towns in "Retire Here, Not There" Smart Money November 2011
Ithaca, NY 19 Perfect Towns Outside Magazine October 2011
Cornell University 100 Best Companies Working Mother magazine October 2011
Cornell University Best Employers for Workers Over 50 AARP September 2011
Ithaca, NY 10 Most Affordable Cities for Retirement AARP September 2011
Ithaca, NY Top 100 Places to Live June 2011
Ithaca, NY Top 10 City for Carless Retirement US News & World Report March 2011
Ithaca, NY America's Foodiest Towns Bon Appetit Magazine September 2010
Ithaca, NY #1 Best College Town American Institute for Economic Research September 2010
Ithaca, NY America's Brainiest Metros Daily Beast online August 2010
Ithaca, NY #1 Among 350 US Metro Areas as the Best Place for Recent College Grads Daily Beast online June 2010
Ithaca, NY Top Retirement Cities for Wine Lovers US News & World Report May 2009
Ithaca, NY #3 Most Secure Places to Live - Small Towns Farmers Insurance May 2009
Ithaca, NY Top 100 American Cities April 2009
Ithaca, NY Top 10 Cities for Job-Seeking Retirees US News January 2009
Ithaca, NY #1 Best Middle-Class Housing Markets December 2008
Gimme! Coffee #2 in 9 Great Coffees Saveur Magazine October 2008
Cornell University #1 Employer for People Over 50 AARP Magazine September 2008
Gimme! Coffee Best Coffe Bar Food & Wine Magazine September 2008
Ithaca, NY #1 Green Commuter City AARP Magazine September 2008
Ithaca Beer New York's #1 Craft Brewer Tap NY Festival August 2008
Ithaca, NY The 20 Best Towns in America Outside Magazine August 2008
Ithaca EcoVillage Top 8 Ecotopias Forbes Magazine April 2008
Ithaca, NY Top 10 Global Travel Destination Gore-Tex & the Adventure Travel Trade Association April 2008
Ithaca, NY #2 in 7 Best Places to Retire in an Economic Downturn Smart Money magazine February 2008
Ithaca schools #2 Nationwide among Metro Areas under 500,000 Expansion Management Magazine December 2007
Ithaca, NY #3 Most Secure Place to Live - Small Towns Farmers Insurance December 2007
Ithaca, NY #3 in Top 100 Places to Live in 2007 April 2007
Ithaca, NY #2 in Best Green Places to Live Country Home magazine April 2007
Ithaca, NY 10 Best Places to Live for Gays & Lesbians The Advocate March 2007
Ithaca, NY #1 in 12 Great Places You've Never Heard Of Mother Earth News magazine July/August 2006
Ithaca, NY 12 Hippest Hometowns for Vegetarians VegNews magazine July/August 2006
Ithaca, NY #8 in 50 Smart Places to Live Kiplinger's Personal Finance June 2006
Ithaca, NY #17 nationwide in Best Places for Business & Careers Forbes magazine April 2006
Ithaca, NY #4 in Top 100 Places to Live in 2006 April 2006
Ithaca, NY #1 City for Knowledge Workers Expansion Management magazine March/April 2005
Ithaca, NY 12 Great Places to Retire Kiplinger's Personal Finance March 2005
Ithaca, NY #1 Emerging City in the Book "Cities Ranked & Rated" Bert Sperling & Peter Sander 2004
Ithaca, NY Best Healthy Cities in the Northeast Organic Style Magazine September/October 2003
Ithaca, NY 40 Best College Towns Outside Magazine September 2003
Ithaca, NY Top 10 Lesbian-Friendliest Cities in the USA Girlfriends Magazine November 2002
Ithaca, NY America's 5 Best Mountain Biking Towns Bike Magazine June 2002
Ithaca, NY Best Places to Vacation Money Magazine April 2002
Ithaca, NY 100 Great Escapes: Top 10 Trips Travel & Leisure Magazine March/April 2002
Ithaca, NY American Values - Where to By a Retirement Home Smart Money Magazine February 2002
Ithaca Farmers' Market 60 Best American Publics Places Utne Reader January 2002
Ithaca, NY Best Fly Fishing Through North America Fish & Fly Magazine 2001
Ithaca, NY 25 Terrific Places to Bring Up a Family Mothering Magazine July/August 2001
Ithaca, NY America's Most Enlightened City Utne Reader May 1997
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