The Greater Binghamton/Broome County area is an excellent place to live and raise a family. Broome County boasts excellent sports facilities, numerous lakes, parks and an abundance of golf courses and tennis courts. Broome County's population is approximately 250,000, with about 500 actively practicing lawyers who belong to the Broome County Bar Association.
Binghamton is home to the AHL Binghamton Devils who play in the Broome County Arena. The Binghamton Rumble Ponies, a Class AA minor league baseball team in the Eastern League, began play in 1992, and were the Binghamton Mets until 2017. The Rumble Ponies play in NYSEG Stadium, one of the nation's most modern and scenic minor league ballparks.
During the winter, skiing is available at several locations within an hour's drive. In addition, Binghamton boasts a community symphony orchestra, a pops orchestra and an opera company. Several civic theater programs offer year round schedules.
Broome County is home to Binghamton University, a state university center with over 11,500 students, which offers extensive courses, theater, film society and prominent visiting speakers. Binghamton University recently upgraded its athletic programs to the Division I level. In addition, Broome Community College, a two-year school, offers many extension courses to the community.
The technology industry continues to be one of our largest growth industries. Edwin A. Link invented the first flight simulator in Broome County. We are still home to several simulation companies creating flight and entertainment simulators.
Major employers in Broome County include United Health Services, Lourdes Hospital, Binghamton University, Lockheed-Martin and Universal Instruments.
Broome County and Fast Facts
Binghamton's Ross Park Zoo is the fifth oldest zoo in the nation.
Broome County is centrally located at the intersection of Interstate 81 & 88, and NY Route 17. Drive time to major cities: NYC - 3 hours; Buffalo - 3 hours; Albany - 2 hours; Rochester - 2 hours; Toronto - 5 hours; Boston - 5 hours.
In 2008 Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine "100 Best Values in Public Colleges" ranked Binghamton University among top 25 for in-state students and the 2nd best value for out-of-state students. U.S. News & World Report ranked Binghamton 34th among its elite Top 50 public universities in the nation.
The ARTS are alive in Broome County! The Binghamton Philharmonic, Tri-Cities Opera, Broadway Theatre League, Cider Mill Playhouse, and the Binghamton Summer Music Festival provide rich cultural and entertainment options.
Broome Community College is one of the five original community colleges in New York State.
Lourdes Hospital operates this area's "Regional Cancer Center."
United Health Services is the largest health care system in the area.
Broome County has over 250 restaurants, including many different ethnic specialty establishments.