Why Ithaca?

Our main web development office is located in Ithaca, New York, a city of about 30,000 people nestled on the southern shore of Cayuga Lake in central New York state. The slogan “Ithaca is Gorges” has become inextricably linked to this small metropolis; the message and its variations adorn all kinds of local memorabilia. However, Ithaca is truly much more than its beautiful gorges and waterfalls. It’s a haven for thousands of college students, an active hub for high tech businesses, and a model in the larger movement towards greater sustainability. The combination of bright minds, unbridled creativity, and natural curiosity generate the ideal setting for our innovative web development firm. Singlebrook Technology is proud to call Ithaca our home, and excited to be a part of the hip, energetic, and intellectual aura that makes the city unique!

The BoatYard Grill

BoathouseThe BoatYard Grill represents Ithaca dining at its finest!  This casual restaurant is located right on the southern tip of Cayuga Lake, and has earned a place among the most popular restaurants of the Finger Lakes Region.  The BoatYard offers superior food, service, and lakefront views. Whether you’re in the mood for steak and seafood or a burger and fries, the BoatYard Grill is the place to eat!


SciencenterLooking for a fun and hands-on family experience? Visit Ithaca’s Sciencenter, located on First Street. The museum, along with its outdoor Emerson Science Park, boasts over 250 exciting interactive exhibits and activities that attract thousands of visitors each year.  Popular attractions include the Discovery Space, Galaxy Golf, Musical Soundscape and Earthquake table.  Come spend a few hours (or the entire day) exploring the vast world of science right here in Ithaca! 

Taughannock Falls

FallsTaughannock Falls presents the perfect opportunity to spend a beautiful day outdoors! In order to reach the base of this 215-foot cataract, visitors walk the flat, ¾ mile (1.4 km) Gorge Trail along a scenic glen. The falls are part of Taughannock State Park, which provides a plethora of activities for the family including camping, fishing, hiking, beach swimming, playground areas and more. Check the website for seasonal offerings.

Ithaca Farmers Market

Farmers MarketSupport sustainability in a fun and delicious way by making a trip to the Ithaca Farmers Market! This cooperative of 150 vendors from the Finger Lakes Region offers a wide range of goods including fresh fruits and vegetables, homemade crafts, artwork, plants, jellies, honey, dairy and poultry products, and more. Be sure to save room for lunch; various meal options are available, all of which can be enjoyed at the lakefront! Ithaca market’s position at the water’s edge also allows visitors the chance to catch a tour boat and enjoy a ride on Cayuga Lake.

Downtown Ithaca Commons

CommonsIn the heart of Ithaca lies a variety of unique stores, restaurants, theaters and other historic buildings! The Commons is the place to eat, shop, and take a leisurely stroll in the city.  The relaxed atmosphere is unmistakable, and often augmented by the folksy music of street performers.  Visitors should have no problem finding food or activities to their liking; downtown Ithaca truly has it all!

Purity Ice Cream Co.

PurityDon't leave Ithaca without first enjoying some of the best homemade ice cream in the Finger Lakes Region! Purity serves dozens of delectable hard serve flavors (as well as several soft serve), and has an excellent reputation for milkshakes and sundaes as well.  As an essential component of Ithaca, Purity is open year-round.  It even offers quality baked goods and coffee drinks to further satisfy your sweet tooth, especially during those cold winter months.

Cornell Cinema

Cornell CinemaCornell Cinema has earned the distinction as one of the best campus film exhibition programs in the country!  It shows nearly 300 films a year, including foreign films, documentaries, independent films, recent Hollywood hits and more. Visitors can enjoy movies seven nights a week in the beautiful and historic Willard Straight Theatre, at a rate much lower than most commercial movie theatres.  In order to supplement screenings and encourage critical thinking, Cornell Cinema also has a media study library that is open to the public. Check the website to learn about show times, as well as visiting artists and speakers.

Photo Credits: Allison Goetzmann 2010

Picture of Falls and Commons courtesty of wikipedia.com