Welcome to Syracuse

Serene lakefront living meets world-class dining and golf
Syracuse is a quaint and charming town nestled in the heart of Kosciusko County, rich in Midwestern charm and surrounded by stunning natural beauty. Known for its proximity to Lake Wawasee, Indiana's largest natural lake, Syracuse marries the serenity of lakeside living with a vibrant community spirit that makes it a gem in the region.
Whether you're seeking a peaceful lakeside retreat or a charming town with a strong sense of community, Syracuse offers a place to create lasting memories and a quality of life that is both enriching and endearing. It's a true representation of small-town America, with all the amenities needed for a modern, comfortable lifestyle.

What to Love

  • Embrace the stunning lakeshore landscape of both Lake Wawasee and Syracuse Lake, providing breathtaking vistas and opportunities for water-centric activities
  • From the elegance of Oakwood Resort to the laid-back vibes of The Channel Marker, savor a diverse range of culinary experiences with picturesque views
  • Home to highly esteemed schools offering premier academic programs
  • Strong demand for homes

Local Lifestyle

As you enter Syracuse, you're greeted by tree-lined streets and the friendly smiles of locals, indicative of the tight-knit community that thrives here. The town's centerpiece is the Syracuse-Wawasee Trail, offering miles of picturesque paths for walkers, runners, and cyclists to explore the area’s natural splendor.
The local business district boasts an eclectic mix of shops, from antique stores to modern boutiques, ensuring a shopping experience filled with unique finds. The dining scene in Syracuse is equally diverse, featuring cozy cafes, family-friendly diners, and lakeside restaurants where you can savor the catch of the day while overlooking the tranquil waters of the lake.
Syracuse’s cultural calendar is peppered with events that draw both residents and visitors alike, including the annual Artisans & Farmers Market, community-wide festivals, and outdoor concerts that bring the town to life. The community also takes pride in its educational offerings, with well-regarded schools that serve as pillars of the town's dedication to family and future generations.

Dining and Entertainment

Nestled along the serene shores of Lake Wawasee, Oakwood Resort in Syracuse offers an upscale dining experience that is both elegant and serene. Patrons can enjoy a sumptuous meal in the dining room, where floor-to-ceiling windows frame panoramic views of the lake, creating a picturesque backdrop for every occasion. The cuisine is as exquisite as the scenery, with a menu that features locally sourced ingredients and a selection of fine wines, making it an ideal location for a romantic dinner or a celebratory family gathering.
Nearby, The Channel Marker presents a more laid-back yet equally memorable lakeside dining experience. With its relaxed ambiance and friendly service, it's a local favorite for those looking to unwind by the water. The menu bursts with flavors of classic American fare, seafood specialties, and refreshing cocktails. As boats drift by and the sunset paints the sky, the outdoor seating area becomes the perfect spot to indulge in great food, engage in lively conversation, and soak in the tranquil vibes of lake life.

Things to Do

Maxwelton Golf Club invites enthusiasts to a golfing experience defined by meticulously manicured greens and the timeless allure of a course rich in tradition. Nestled amidst natural beauty, Maxwelton's fairways offer a challenging yet rewarding game for golfers at all levels. The clubhouse stands as a testament to understated elegance, providing a welcoming space for post-game relaxation or socializing with fellow golfers. Here, members and guests can enjoy a range of amenities designed to complement their golf experience, from a well-stocked pro shop to dining facilities that cater to a golfer’s appetite with both finesse and flavor.
A short journey from the golf club, Syracuse Lake emerges as a centerpiece of water-based recreation. Boasting clear waters and a lively community of boaters, anglers, and nature lovers, the lake offers a premier setting for an array of aquatic activities. Whether you're setting sail in the gentle morning breeze, casting a line in the hopes of a prize catch, or simply enjoying the peaceful lap of waves from the shoreline, Syracuse Lake embodies the spirit of water recreation.


  • Wawasee High School


Overview for Syracuse, IN

3,069 people live in Syracuse, where the median age is 44.8 and the average individual income is $26,865. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Around Syracuse, IN

There's plenty to do around Syracuse, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Explore popular things to do in the area, including Brew City Roasting Company, The Lakeside, and Westmain Tavern.

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Dining 0.33 miles 23 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Dining 0.49 miles 21 reviews 4.8/5 stars
Dining · $$ 0.45 miles 46 reviews 4.7/5 stars
Dining · $$ 0.23 miles 48 reviews 4.6/5 stars
Dining 0.21 miles 29 reviews 4.5/5 stars
Dining · $ 0.32 miles 38 reviews 4.3/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Syracuse, IN

Syracuse has 1,327 households, with an average household size of 2.31. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Syracuse do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 3,069 people call Syracuse home. The population density is 1,557.13 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Schools in Syracuse, IN

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The following schools are within or nearby Syracuse. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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