Syracuse’s population of just over 3,000 year-round residents lovingly call it home. Surrounded by natural beauty and privileged with fantastic access to Indiana’s stunning lakes, the populace here also enjoys the luxury of having Indiana’s greatest playground at their back door! A destination for visitors and residents over the course of several generations, Syracuse has great access to Lake Wawasee, the largest natural lake in Indiana, and Syracuse Lake, giving residents over 3,500 acres of open water to explore and play on. We have several boat-in restaurants, including The Channelmarker Restaurant located waterside, complete with Tiki Bar and the famous island themed Porch. Memorial Day thru Labor Day Boat-In Worship every Sunday. Complimented by several well-kept parks and golf courses, Syracuse is a great place to enjoy an atmosphere of open spaces and quiet woodland retreats.
The uptown area of Syracuse has changed very little over the years, resulting in a distinguished Main Street where the roads are lined by a variety of businesses. Main Street Syracuse is home to many locally-owned eateries, retail and antique stores and a movie theater. Although the summer months remain the busiest season of the year with added buzz and excitement of seasonal homeowners and guests, full time residents in Syracuse enjoy a year-round, tightly-knit community of warmth, compassion and fun. Non-summer activities are highlighted by our very competitive high school football, basketball and other sports. Lakeside Park is a focal point for community activities.
Business in Syracuse continues to diversify, as the town is home to the fourth largest boat builder, Rinker Boats, rubber and plastic production, printing, research and development engines, metal fabrication. We are also very proud of our traditional agricultural industry in the area. Home to one of the best school systems in the state, the variety of educational opportunities can be tailored to the individual needs and wishes of students and continues to provide a solid workforce for area businesses.
Just have a look at the numerous homes that speckle the shores of Lake Syracuse and Lake Wawasee and it becomes evident that Syracuse is a wonderful place to put down roots and join this delightful community.