Living in New Haven
New Haven has been home to Yale University for nearly three centuries. As a center for business and a mecca for the arts, New Haven is recognized as a city of innovation, culture and prosperity. If you’re interested in traveling for a day or a week, New York, Boston, Cape Cod, Block Island, Vermont, and New Hampshire are all easily accessible within a few hours of travel. As Yale President Richard C. Levin, a thirty-year resident of New Haven, notes, New Haven is "large enough to be interesting, yet small enough to be friendly." New Haven is a great place to live, work, do business, and enjoy life. We hope this site will give you a sense of New Haven's diverse offerings including culture, community and residential areas, and services.
Some particularly enjoyable aspects of New Haven include:
- New York Times article entitled What Awaits in New Haven? Pizza, Yes, and Brains in Jars
- Restaurants ranging from fine dining establishments to local farm-to-table to the food carts that line Cedar Street outside YNHH
- The best pizza in the world – try Pepe's, Sally's, Modern, BAR, and Kitchen Zinc to decide which pie is your favorite
- Great local breweries and wineries including New England Brewing Company, Ordinem Ecentrici Coctores, Stony Creek Brewery, and Two Roads Brewing Co. to name a few.
- Theatre at the Long Wharf Theater, The Shubert Theatre and The Yale Repertory Theatre
- Yale Bulldog Athletics as well as other local professional sports teams including the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, Bridgeport Bluefish
- Golf at The Course at Yale
- Concerts on the Green and the International Festival of Arts & Ideas
- Local beaches and hiking at Hammonasset, Silver Sands, and Sleeping Giant State Park
Learn more about living in New Haven:
- Visit New HavenA great resource for learning all about New Haven and the surrounding Connecticut area
- INFO New HavenINFONewHaven.com is a collaborative effort by Market New Haven and Town Green Special Services to help new residents learn all about the city.
- Living in New HavenYale's own Living in New Haven website can help new members of the Yale community find resources in their new location.