The village of Solvay, New York is located in the Syracuse metropolitan area.
Solvay is quiet overall, as there isn't a lot of street noise or city clamor - although there are still several louder sections, especially near one of the railway lines. Parks aren't well-spread out, which makes it rather difficult to reach them from a large number of locations within Solvay. Despite that, residents will be able to access green spaces in nearby villages.
Single detached homes are the main housing type, representing the majority of buildings in Solvay, while small apartment buildings and duplexes make up most of the remaining housing stock. This village also has a good choice of unit sizes; homes range from lofts to four or more bedrooms. Roughly 55% of the population of this village own their home and 45% are renters. Most homes in this part of the Syracuse metropolitan area were constructed pre-1960, during its most significant housing boom.
In Solvay, residents will generally be able to reach both primary and secondary schools on foot. With regards to eating, a grocery store is usually reachable within a reasonably short walk from anywhere in this part of the Syracuse metropolitan area. There are also approximately 20 restaurants and cafes in Solvay.
Driving is very often the preferred means of transportation in Solvay. Most real estate listings are a rather short car ride from the closest highway, and it is especially convenient to find a parking spot. On the other hand, the public transit network in this village is not very practical. Nevertheless, residents are served by a few bus lines, and bus stops are usually nearby. Most homes for sale in this part of the Syracuse metropolitan area are located in places that are not particularly conducive to walking as few common errands can be run without having to resort to a vehicle.