A first time recipient of Livability's Best Places to Live honor, Ithaca offers the charm of a small town with big city amenities. As one of the Top 50 Best Cities for Entrepreneurs, Ithaca offers great employment options. Home to Cornell University and Ithaca College, Ithaca is known for its contribution to educational opportunity. Health care is instrumental to the community through access to quality hospitals, physicians and health-care providers. With a median home value of $205,000, the housing market in Ithaca provides various real estate options.