As I often say, Central New York is a great place to live, and my husband and I love living in Fayetteville-Manlius. We love the villages, the schools, the nature and the community we have along with easy access to our favorite activities. Are you looking to make your home in the Fayetteville-Manlius community? Here’s a list of our favorite things, and maybe by the time you’re done reading your mind will be made up!

Sno Top

In business and a landmark of Manlius for over 60 years. This little ice cream stand is the place to be on summer nights, after concerts or a baseball game or a great way to finish a date.

Green Lakes

The lake is a gorgeous place to take the family for all your outside adventures. Picnics, long walks, golf – it has it all!


Little local treasure hunts help you and the kids get outside and away from screens! This is a great way to get out and explore your local area.

Mill Run Park

We love this wonderful park right in the heart of Manlius. Great for BBQs, pick up baseball or kickball, and short hikes or you can try your hand at catching crawfish in the creek!

Easy access to schools and playgrounds

I live in Glenn Eagle and have always loved the short walk to the Enders Road playground. Whether you are in Manlius or Fayetteville, there are several great neighborhoods with the schools right in walking distance.

Neighborhood walks and barbecues

Our communities shine through the neighborhood life - get out and meet your neighbors via your neighborhood association or better yet - start one!

Toggenburg for skiing

In the winter, you will find lots of families out at “Tog” every weekend enjoying the slopes.

4th of July Parade and Festivities

The Manlius Village sure knows how to celebrate America’s birthday with a wonderful parade and surrounding excitement.

Concerts & Movies at Amphitheatre

The Swan Pond Ampitheatre offers tons of entertainment on those beautiful summer nights with a lake view.

Summer Theatre

Our local talent provides us with delightful performances all summer long!

Manlius Art Theatre

For over 100 years, the Manlius Art Theatre is bringing the best of independent cinema to Central New York.

Mrs. Kelder's Cookies

Amazing cakes and cupcakes available for your events. Craving something sweet? Stop by for happy hour at the end of day and grab a cupcake!

Paul Karaz Shoes

In this shop, shoes are life. Paul Karaz is located right in the Fayetteville village and is your one stop shop for exceptional shoes, handbags, accessories and service!

Clothing boutiques in Fayetteville

Ready to keep shopping? Enjoy the beautiful boutiques of Fayetteville and find one-of-a-kind items!

Manlius Summer Playground

Sign your kids up for fun field trips, arts and crafts, gym, field games, and loads more fun activities!

Memorial Day Parade

Grab a bag and collect all the candy thrown throughout the celebration.

Cavalry Club Golf/Pool

The Cavalry Club in Manlius dates back to 1904 when it was actually Troop D, 1st New York Cavalry, a National Guard Unit. It was later converted into the golf/country club and is a great community to join for swimming, social or golf for the whole family.

YMCAs in both Fayetteville and Manlius

Easy access to the gym with all the amenities, classes and child care.

Pavone's Pizza

Every town needs a great pizza place and this is the place in Manlius with the history to prove it!


With craft pizza and craft beer, this is a great place for dinner or a date night with a great atmosphere.

Swan Pond

A 200 year old land mark, well known by many (even outside of NY). Grab an ice cream cone and enjoy a walk around the swan pond enjoying the swans the ducks.

Highland Forest Horse Drawn Sleds

Another holiday favorite is taking a horse drawn sleigh ride through the forest.

Having lived in this area for years, it’s impossible to mention every single place we love in Fayetteville-Manlius, but these are just a few of my favorites. What did I forget? What are your favorites - let me know in the comments below.


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