Binghamton is found in the southern tier of New York State. Binghamton is made up of seven individual neighborhoods: Center City, the Westside, the Southside, the Eastside, the Northside, the First Ward and Ely Park. It has a population of over 47,000 people.
Interestingly, Binghamton was once a major city for business and technology and boasted twice its current population. The history of Binghamton is interesting; this is a city dating back to the 1700s, and one that peaked, and fell, all within two generations. Its fortune changed after the war era, and after the late 1980s where many of its technology-related businesses closed up. The Binghamton Metropolitan Area is much larger, serving 252,000 people. Some of the most popular attractions in Binghamton include Binghamton University, as well as the Kopernik Space Center and the Binghamton Observatory. In terms of business, the city claims some of the biggest names in popular culture, from Rod Serling to IBM and Dick’s Sporting Goods.
If you’re wondering about Binghamton and its current state, then know that although it has decreased in population, it still remains the cultural and financial center of the metropolitan area, which also encompasses Endicott and Johnson City. Some of the most important economies in the city include aerospace and defense, high technology, education, food services and healthcare.
One of the best reasons to travel to Binghamton is to sample Romanesque Revival Architecture in the city center. There are also numerous mansions and old-fashioned homes to take in. Binghamton also holds the Carousel Capital of America, with six of the last 150 antique carousels left in America. As far as the weather goes, understand that this is a northern state, which means a humid climate. Winters tend to be cold and snowy, while summers are warm and wet.
For more on Binghamton information and visiting the “Parlor City” visit the official city website.