Living in the New Haven Area

Founded in 1638, New Haven is a vibrant New England city offering an array of housing, dining, shopping, and entertainment options to its more than 125,000 residents. The dining scene features cuisines from around the world. Yale’s campus offers world-class museums and galleries that complement local treasures such as Artspace, the Knights of Columbus Museum, and the New Haven Museum. You might catch the next Meryl Streep or Paul Giamatti at the Yale Repertory Theatre and Yale Cabaret, or you can enjoy a show at the Shubert or Long Wharf Theatres. You can hear Beethoven and Brahms at a Yale School of Music performance or a rock or pop show at College Street Music Hall. The “Elm City” offers you the chance to visit farmers’ markets, take a trip to the beaches on the Long Island Sound, or hike up East Rock Park or nearby Sleeping Giant. This is just a taste of what New Haven has to offer, and the possibilities grow exponentially as you begin to explore more of Connecticut. You can choose to live in an urban downtown apartment, a Victorian brownstone on a tree-lined street, along the shoreline, or deep within the Connecticut River Valley. New Haven’s greatest asset is its diversity, with something to offer for everyone. 

Welcome to the greatest small city in America!

There are many wonderful cultural attractions at Yale, and it is so easy for us to take advantage of them.” Read More
– Naomi R. Lamoreaux, Stanley B. Resor Professor of Economics and Professor of History