History of Vestal, NY
Vestal is on the south side of the
Susquehanna Valley and is southwest of Binghamton. Vestal
is best known for being the home of The State University of New York at
Binghamton which is one of the finest
publicresearch universities in the United States. Originally established
as Triple Cities College in 1946, the school has gone from a primarily liberal
arts college to a large doctoral-granting University. Current undergraduate and
graduate students now total more than 16,000 with 6 colleges. The Kopernik Observatories is also located
in Vestal and is one of the largest public observatories in world. Vestal is home to the Town Square Mall which
includes such stores as Lowe's, Walmart, Sam's Club and many others.
Everything to do in the Greater Binghamton Area
- Taken from the Greater Binghamton NY Convention and Visitors Bureau
From gently rolling hills to lush green valleys, Greater Binghamton offers big city feel with upstate appeal. Take a spin on one of our six antique wooden carousels (the largest collection in the world!). Experience a taste of SoHo at one of our numerous art galleries or studios along "Artists Row" or experience them all at one of our monthly "First Friday Art Walks." Enjoy the decadent taste of our Spiedies, a chicken sandwich marinated in our locally crafted sauce. History comes alive at our museums; The Roberson Museum & Science Center traces the origin of the Link Flight Simulation Blue Box that is still used today for pilot and flight training and features the Visitor's Center which shows how our community grew and evolved through manufacturing. The Bundy Museum of History & Art features Bundy Time Clocks (the company that became IBM) as well as period artifacts and an African art collection. The Phelps Mansion Museum, a Civil War era mansion, will take you through Binghamton's growth as a city. If you want to be a little more active there are numerous walking and biking trails, cross country skiing, hunting and fishing sites and more. Hit the links at one of our 15 public golf courses. Get back to nature on our Agri-Tourism tour options. The Windy Hill Candle Factory will show how candles are made and features over 300 scents of candles and an old-fashioned candy shop. Love sports? Watch the pros play: AHL Binghamton Senators, AA Binghamton Mets baseball, Chris Thater Memorial Races, Dick's Sporting Goods Open (PGA Champions Tour event) or the Levene Gouldin & Thompson Tennis Challenger. Spice up your tour with a unique festival or event, annual happenings include: Annual Crappie (ice fishing) Derby, Apple Fest, Arts & Crafts shows, Boo at the Zoo, Cider Mill, Deposit Days & Lumberjack Festival, Ethnic Festivals, Holiday Festivities, & the Spiedie Fest & Balloon Rally (an ABA Top 100 Event in 2006). You won't want to miss the incredible fall foliage that New York State is famous for, you can even tour a working Cider Mill for an authentic fall favorite – cider & doughnuts!
Housing In Vestal
Vestal housing market informationWith 46,299 people, 19,902 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $82,177, house prices in the Greater Binghamton area which includes Vestal are some of the most affordable in New York as well as the nation.
Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Binghamton, accounting for 40.37% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Binghamton include duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings (33.74%), large apartment complexes or high rise apartments (22.86%), and a few row houses and other attached homes (2.81%).
Updated: 23rd August, 2019 4:43 AM.