F-M is a public school district east of Syracuse on the border of Onondaga County. It serves a large portion of the Town of Manlius, which includes the Villages of Manlius and Fayetteville, as well as portions of the Towns of Pompey and Jamesville.
Manlius is the home to Green Lakes State Park, which is centered around two small lakes: Green Lake and Round Lake. Round Lake is designated as a National Natural Landmark and the park preserves the largest stand of old growth forest. The Old Erie Canal State Historic Park, a 36-mile segment of the Erie Canal, cuts through the town, providing ample recreational opportunities.
Fayetteville Towne Center, Fayetteville Village, and Manlius Village all provide many dining and retail options, from chain restaurants and national retail stores to family-owned restaurants and local boutiques.