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New Haven

New Haven is our home. New Haven is our community.

New Haven is a lively, compact city with some of the best food and cultural institutions anywhere.

Diversity and convenience

New Haven has a variety of diverse neighborhoods, ranging from the bustling downtown to residential East Rock, all with easy access to New York City, Boston, and shoreline New England.

Jump on a train and, in less than two hours, you're in New York City for a job interview, other professional activities, or just a night out.

A walk of a few blocks from the Yale SOM campus takes you past the much-loved food carts that pull up along the streets every weekday or one of the city's highly regarded restaurants, the boutiques along Chapel Street or a neighborhood market in East Rock, a top-notch regional theater or the busy nightclub district.

Food

New Haven Apizza

New Haven has a lively restaurant scene that's worthy of the attention of any gourmand.

And then there's the pizza—a subject of passionate conversation and debate here.

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A sample of resources

Museums: The Yale Art Gallery, the Yale Center for British Art, and the Peabody Museum of Natural History, a children's favorite where Rudolph F. Zallinger’s famous mural The Age of Reptiles adorns the Great Hall, are all on the Yale campus.

Restaurants: New Haven is a culinary center with dozens of well-regarded restaurants, including the famed pizzerias of Wooster Square; fine dining establishments; and creative takes on Malaysian, Japanese, Indian, Thai, Ethiopian, and other cuisines.

Outdoor Recreation: You'll have easy access to parks and other outdoor facilities, including East Rock and West Rock Parks, which provide hiking and spectacular views a few minutes from campus; Yale's acclaimed golf course; the Farmington Canal Linear Park, a former canal and rail bed converted to an 84-mile biking and walking trail from New Haven to Northampton, Massachusetts; and Lighthouse Point Park and Carousel, a picnic and swimming spot on Long Island Sound.

Beyond New Haven: Just a short train or car ride away from New Haven, you can explore shoreline beaches or visit the beautiful Connecticut countryside. Go camping at Hammonasset State Park in Madison and enjoy the park’s beach areas and nature preserve. Visit Guilford's historic Town Green or shop popular outlet malls in nearby Clinton. In Branford, take a cruise around the Thimble Islands.

For a more complete listing of all that New Haven has to offer, visit the INFONewHaven website.