Binghamton, the largest of three municipalities known as the Triple Cities, including Johnson City and Endicott to the west, lies in a valley at the confluence of the Chenango and Susquehanna Rivers in what's known at New York State's Southern Tier. Incorporated in 1834, Binghamton has gone through many phases in its nearly 200 year history. From agricultural beginnings, Binghamton established itself as an important railroad hub. Local industry flourished and 'The Parlor City' grew into a nationwide leader in cigar and shoe manufacturing, and then later into a global technology leader with the emergence of IBM, General Electric and other large area employers. Binghamton is a forever evolving, scrappy city that has reinvented itself time and time again as industries have waned and grown. And it's changing again!
With the expansion of both Binghamton University and SUNY Broome, the influx of students into the downtown area is adding to a revitalization that had been building up for several years. Binghamton is enjoying yet another renaissance of sorts with many new wonderful restaurants, shops and art galleries dotting the streets of an increasingly vibrant downtown. Chenango Place is thrilled to be in the heart of this exciting new environment, and our residents can be truly active participants and contributors to the continued efforts to make Binghamton better!