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Forbes Ranks City of Auburn #1 Small City in the Northeast to Raise A Family

The City of Auburn (pop. 27,381) is located approximately 35 miles west of Syracuse, 35 miles north of Ithaca, and 55 miles east of Rochester. Located along the Owasco River in the heart of the Finger Lakes Region of New York State, Auburn is the county seat of Cayuga County and its largest community. Auburn is a "full service" small city with a 2015-2016 budget of $33,925,000.

The City offers a full-time Police and Fire Department, curbside trash and recycling pickup, many neighborhood parks, recreation events, city sponsored summer concerts, and much more. Auburn’s economy is a healthy mix of manufacturing, service and retail industries. Employment opportunities can be found in advanced manufacturing (precision metalworking, plastics, and fiber optics), the medical industry, education, government, tourism and retail industries.

The City’s comprehensive plan "Building a Sustainable Auburn" (adopted January 2010) sets forth a vision for the city’s future. The City strives to become a regional destination for people seeking a culturally rich, economically successful and environmentally friendly place to live, visit, or conduct business.