Welcome to New Haven CT
The Elm City of New Haven is one of Connecticut's most versatile and historic cities. For cultural, recreational and educational pursuits, New Haven truly does have it all. From bustling downtown shops and Tony Award-winning theater performances to lively arts and music festivals, a historic town green and the hallowed halls of Yale University, New Haven suits nearly any lifestyle.
New Haven’s downtown is highlighted by Yale University whose attractions include the Peabody Museum of Natural History, the Yale Center for British Art and the Yale University Art Gallery. Yale-New Haven Hospital, St. Raphael Campus and Smilow Cancer Center are world-renowned healthcare and research facilities. It is easy to get around on foot, plus a convenient trolley, bus system and Metro-North Railroad with service to Manhattan.
New Haven's thriving cultural scene also includes The Shubert, Long Wharf and Yale Repertory theaters and arts district. The city has the most top Zagat-rated restaurants in Connecticut and 100 restaurants are within walking distance of the Green. New Haven is also home to the country’s best pizza – Pepe’s or Sally’s (which is the best is a decades-old debate) and the birthplace of the hamburger at Louis Lunch. The Green, Edgewood Park, Edgerton Park and Wooster Square are the sites of outdoor concerts, farmers markets, Shakespeare in the Park and community gardens.
Downtown residential areas offer everything from traditional row houses and brownstones to historic homes, luxury condominiums and urban loft conversions.
New Haven offers a wide variety of residential areas including condominiums in the heart of the city, single and multi-family homes on quiet streets, and waterfront homes as well. One is sure to find his or her niche in this city of endless possibilities.
Located on the outskirts of the city, the area known as “The Cove” has been called one of the gems of New Haven. The curving strip of coastline extends along Long Island Sound and out to the seawall and Lighthouse Point Park. With fabulous parks, charming homes, tree-lined streets, the recreational opportunities along the beach and water, this close-knit community has much to offer.
Morris Cove is tucked away in a little corner of the city, close to everything but more suburban, a bedroom community of well-kept homes on tree-lined streets. The area is best known for Lighthouse Point Park with its long sandy beach, picnic areas, playground, fishing pier, boat launch and famous antique 1916 carousel. Additional parks offer walking trails, ball fields, tennis, basketball and bocce courts. There are also private beaches as well as the New Haven Yacht Club.
There is a great sense of community among residents, highlighted by numerous holiday events that seem to bring out the entire community including the annual Halloween Parade, Easter Egg Hunt, Holiday Fantasy of Lights and Fourth of July fireworks.
Residential areas offer a great variety of homes that can fit any budget. The affordability of homes here is an appealing factor, especially given their close proximity to the water.
Located on the western part of the city with the 400-foot cliff of West Rock towering above, Westville is a close-knit community, with a growing artists’ enclave and a charming village and historic district. Westville’s location affords convenient access to downtown, hospitals, and Yale University while being just outside of the hustle and bustle of the city.
Tree-lined avenues with sidewalks, well-groomed front yards, and attractive architecture characterize this established community. The village center offers a vibrant and eclectic mix of art galleries and studios, antique shops, boutiques, restaurants, and pubs. There is even a branch of the New Haven Public Library, post office, and a variety of religious institutions all within walking distance. Picturesque Edgewood Park is the setting for farmer’s markets, summer concerts, and a Fall Festival. Amenities include tennis courts, walking trails, skateboard park, basketball court, playgrounds, pond, ball fields and trails leading to the top of West Rock with panoramic views of the city. Residents are also within walking distance to many of Yale University’s athletic facilities including Yale Bowl, golf course, and Tennis Center.
Throughout Westville, exquisite examples of architecture can be found including Colonial and Greek Revival, Tudor, Georgian and several homes by noted architect Alice Washburn. Westville offers a wide range of housing to suit a variety of budgets and lifestyles.