About New Haven
New Haven is a remarkable city. Situated in south-central Connecticut, along the shoreline of the Long Island Sound, the area was originally settled in 1638 and prospered through the Colonial period. Today, New Haven is the state’s third-largest city—after Bridgeport and Hartford, the state capital—with a population of roughly 124,000. Known worldwide as the home of Yale University, this mid-size city provides a unique blend of urban sophistication and New England tranquility. New Haven’s mix of distinct neighborhoods welcomes singles, couples and families, while nearby towns offer easy-to-access alternatives. From outstanding dining and shopping to beautiful beaches and parks, the city truly has it all. As Yale President Richard C. Levin, a longtime resident, notes, New Haven is “large enough to be interesting, yet small enough to be friendly.”
To learn more about the city we love to call home, take a look at the following pages.
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Explore New Haven
A guide to the city's arts and entertainment, dining, shopping, and sports and recreation choices — plus information about neighborhoods and housing options.
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