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Operation Oswego County

44 West Bridge St.
Oswego, NY 13126
P: +1 315-343-1545

Overview

Whether your dream home is a stately historic estate, an urban loft, a contemporary townhouse or you’re looking to custom build a new home, Oswego County has what you’re looking for in a place you can be proud to call home.

Most of the popular 19th Century and early 20th Century architectural styles can be found in Oswego County including Greek Revival, Gothic Revival, Victorian, Second Empire, Italianate, Craftsman, and more. Oswego County is home to many buildings designed by world renowned architects such as Horatio Nelson White, Andrew Jackson Warner, Ammi B. Young, and Claude Fayette Bragdon.

Oswego County offers small city living as well as the wide open spaces of country life.

New Projects

Harbor View Square will be a new 86,000-square-foot mixed-use complex located within walking distance of downtown Oswego and the Lake Ontario waterfront. The property will feature a roof deck which will provide a front row seat for watching the fireworks over the harbor during Haborfest.

The Oswego Renaissance Association (ORA) is a non-profit organization that offers grants to residents in the City of Oswego to improve their homes. In 2017, more than $2 million was invested in Oswego by more than 150 residents who received grants through the Renaissance Block Challenge, Neighborhood Pride or Paint Oswego initiatives.

Fulton Block Builders, seeing the success of ORA, created a similar, all-volunteer organization in the City of Fulton. In 2018, nearly $500,000 was granted to homeowners by Fulton Block Builders. Those homeowners invested 3.5 times that amount in their properties. In total, 212 properties on 24 blocks were improved. In addition, it brought neighbors out of their homes to get to know each other better.

Availability of Homes

Out of 54,304 homes, 61% are occupied by owners. Vacancy rate for these homes is approximately 2.2%.

Areas Being Developed

In 2016, the City of Oswego won round one of Governor Cuomo's $10 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative in the Central New York region. Part of the focus of this project is on downtown living. There are several mixed-use projects being developed along the downtown corridor.

Neighborhoods

Today the might and influence of Oswego County’s past can be seen in our historic built environment. Great Victorian mansions, military forts, churches, commercial row buildings, court houses and industrial mills that still stand today show how business and industry prospered in Oswego County. There are over 90 National Register Individually listed historic buildings in the County as well as seven historic districts that include over 350 contributing historic homes and other structures.

In the City of Oswego alone there are 4 historic districts: Franklin Square, Washington Square, Montcalm Park and Kingsford Historic Districts. Outside of Oswego, there are historic districts in the Villages of Mexico, Pulaski, and Sandy Creek.


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