“We’re building community” in DeWitt because we want to ensure your town remains a highly desirable place to live, learn, worship, work, shop, play and do business.
The Town of DeWitt is recognized as one of New York State’s most innovative and progressive townships. DeWitt is a leader in implementing sustainable policies, government efficiencies, internal and external consolidations, new urbanism concepts, and smart growth principles; we have thrived in the last 15 years despite the Great Recession and CNY’s significant economic challenges.
We also enjoy a wealth of beautiful, natural spaces in DeWitt, including several parks, a robust trail system, greenspaces and access to the Erie Canalway and the Empire State Trail. We are also home to Clark’s Reservation in Jamesville. DeWitt’s $12.5 million state-of-the-art, all-inclusive, multi-sport facility for children and adults, including those with special needs – our Willis Carrier Park recreation facility – is located in the northern corridor of the town. When completed, Carrier Park will be one of the first fully integrated, fully handicap accessible outdoor complexes in the CNY region.
Indeed, parks, trails, and greenspaces are our “natural capital” in DeWitt; numerous studies have shown that parks and greenspaces improve the standard of living and quality of life for surrounding neighborhoods, provide increased recreational opportunities and public health improvements, increase property values, and help maintain a strong tax base.
Though DeWitt’s population is 26,000, more than 45,000 non-residents come to our town each day to work; DeWitt serves as an eastern suburban hub outside the City of Syracuse and appeals to individuals, families, and businesses looking for a vital, holistic, progressive community to live or locate their business.
Our vital and varied residential neighborhoods, outstanding town services, extensive parks and trails system, excellent schools, business-conducive climate, robust recreation programs, easy access to vital transportation routes – participation and leadership in progressive projects like Elevating Erie, the Widewaters Pond Project, Willis Carrier Park recreation facility, Inland Port, Shoppingtown Redevelopment, Zombie Homes Program, and the Town Solar Array – not only support the economic stability, security and well-being of our community now, but are forging the foundation of a thriving town for years to come.
The Town of DeWitt…we’re building community.