Located on New Haven Harbor along the northern shores of Long Island, this tranquil and scenic place has been a true haven for many for centuries. Founded by English Puritans in the early 17th century, it is one of the oldest known testaments to true urban planning in America. Home to Yale University it draws more visitor footfalls than other parts of the state, despite its size. New Haven calls itself the "Cultural Capital of Connecticut"; the nomenclature couldn’t have been more apt.
Along with education and the Ivy League pride, there are the eclectic shopping experiences, the scenic beaches, the numerous cultural events and the sophisticated art scene to soak in as well. So whether you want to rough it out and hike along the numerous rugged trails, spend a lazy weekend at the gorgeous beaches or go into designer purchase coma at the Clinton Crossing Premium Outlets, it will be a complete holiday experience every time. The town center offers unique boutique experiences with their versatile antiques and designer clothing outlets.
Nature lovers can enjoy the gorgeous Connecticut beauty at the Meigs Point Nature Center campgrounds or the Sleeping Giant State Park in Hamden. The Hammonasset Beach State Park in Madison is a popular beach getaway. A day trip and drive along the shoreline of Greater New Haven is a definite treat with its scenic beauty, nature preserves, and stylish restaurants interspersed with glimpses of historic homes. The 100 year old Shubert Theater and the Amistad Memorial are must-sees for history buffs, as is the landmark New Haven Green.
As of 2013 United States Census, New Haven has a population of 130,660. With 6,947.9 people living per square mile, it ranks as one of the densely populated areas in Connecticut. With its gorgeous beauty and a median household income of $37,428, New Haven makes for a comfortable setting to raise a family.