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Living in New Haven

Nicknamed the Elm City for the abundance of elm trees that shade its streets and squares, New Haven provides a cosmopolitan atmosphere and energetic cultural scene with critically acclaimed restaurants, theaters, clubs, concert venues, and museums.

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    The city offers a variety of activities, from bird watching and swimming at historical Lighthouse Point Park and boating in Long Island Sound to biking and hiking up to spectacular views atop East Rock Park. New Haven is also a foodie destination, home to its very own style of pizza, known locally as apizza, including the world-famous Sally’s, Pepe’s, and Modern as well as a downtown farmers market, craft breweries, and an array of cuisine spanning Modern American to Turkish, Spanish, French, Japanese, and Indian.

    Each year in June, New Haven hosts the International Festival of Arts & Ideas, a citywide celebration featuring concerts, theatre performances, and speakers that attracts more than 150,000 visitors.

    Conveniently located between Boston and New York City, New Haven features nine distinct neighborhoods for residential living.

    Explore its communities and housing opportunities.


    Yale offers dormitories and apartments for graduate and professional students and their families through Yale-owned housing, which provide a safe and supportive residential environment and foster a sense of community.

    Yale also offers an online secure database that lists property rentals and homes for sale throughout New Haven’s nine distinct neighborhoods and the greater New Haven region.