Utica is a city located within New York, United States.
Utica is reasonably quiet, as there are generally low levels of noise from traffic - however some parts can be quite noisy, especially closer to North-South Arterial Highway, New York State Thruway or one of the railway lines.
Single detached homes are the predominant housing type, representing around 40% of the dwellings in Utica, whereas the rest are mainly large apartment buildings, small apartment buildings, and duplexes. A majority of the housing growth in this city happened pre-1960. This city has a good selection of unit sizes, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. The proportions of home owners and renters are about even.
A supermarket is generally reachable within a reasonably short walk from any home in Utica. Over 100 grocery stores are located close by, and the best variety can be found on streets like Bleecker Street. Residents benefit from over 250 restaurants and coffee shops as well. With respect to education, primary schools are easy to walk to from most properties for sale in Utica. However, it can be challenging to access high schools on foot. Apart from public schools, there are private elementary and secondary schools.
Utica is very car friendly. Parking is quite easy, and the majority of properties for sale are a rather short drive from the closest highway, such as New York State Thruway. However, getting around by public transit is difficult in Utica. Nonetheless, there are about 10 bus lines traversing the city, and most residences are very close to a bus stop. Walking is not very popular in Utica, even though many daily needs can be carried out without the use of a vehicle.