In 2010, Forbes Magazine named Auburn one of its Best Small Cities to Raise a Family. Auburn came in at no. 18 in the nation, the highest-ranked small city in the Northeast. Rankings are based on factors such as education, affordable housing, income, and home ownership.
While these rankings are primarily data driven, quality-of-life factors help to reinforce Forbes’ determination.
Cayuga County and Auburn offer plenty of activities and natural resources, as well as proximity to other cities like Syracuse, Rochester and Ithaca. A strong sense of community and a recent rejuvenation of downtown Auburn also help to make it a great place to live.