COMMUNITY OVERVIEW


The Syracuse/Wawasee area is a developing and ever-changing community that blends a progressive, diverse economy with country charm and mid-western friendliness. It has also been a destination for visitors for generations due to the breathtaking beauty of Lake Wawasee, the largest natural lake in Indiana. With access to Syracuse Lake, there are more than 3,500 acres of water for year-round recreation.

Syracuse offers a high standard of living, which includes desirable housing, warm neighborhoods, a strong commitment to schools, a low crime rate, easy access to international airports in Fort Wayne, South Bend or Chicago, and smaller regional airports in Goshen, Warsaw and Nappanee, and a large employment base.  Syracuse is known for its narrow tree-lined streets both in the commercial and residential areas and is proud to be a Tree City USA and continues to work hard to keep the title. Uptown Syracuse is composed of historic and distinct architectural brick buildings that line Main Street and are home to a variety of businesses. Something is always happening on Main Street which includes retail stores, restaurants, and a movie theatre.

The Syracuse Area has a lot to offer people of all ages including many childcare options, a youth center, the Syracuse Community Center, and a modern nursing home for senior citizens. More than half of the town's (33) restaurants are locally owned.  Family activities abound in Syracuse.  These include one 18 hole and one 9-hole golf course.   We also boast 7 parks, which include two public beaches, a skate park, and a brand-new athletic field featuring multiple baseball diamonds, a playground, basketball court and walking trails.  Our Community Center offers a full-size gymnasium and two large community rooms with kitchen, a fitness room, and multiple programming offerings.  The Historical Museum is also housed within the Community Center. 

Syracuse is home to a diverse group of industries including boat manufacturing, furniture manufacturing, circuit board manufacturing, RV manufacturing, plastic production, metal fabrication, printing, engine, and control research and development, and modular home manufacturing.

Service organizations in Syracuse include the Syracuse-Wawasee Rotary, Wawasee Kiwanis, Syracuse Lions, Knight of Columbus, Eagles, American Legion, and VFW Post 1342.

For residents and visitors, the Town of Syracuse offers access to excellent public safety services, street, sanitation, and water utilities.  Our location on the lakes creates a natural environment for recreation and the city's commitment to enhancing the community's quality of life has produced a system of beautifully landscaped parks, a public boat pier, groomed beaches, 11 miles of trails, and a host of progressive recreational programs and activities. 

Whether you are a resident, business, or visitor, the Town of Syracuse has a positive experience waiting for you!  No matter what brings you to Syracuse, We look forward to seeing you in the community soon.