New Haven is a vibrant community that illustrates all the great benefits of a small city lifestyle. Home to Yale University, world-class community art and theatre and a great food scene (we’re not just world-famous pizza!!), there are plenty of opportunities to explore new restaurants, museums, and live entertainment. There are over 150 food carts across the city every day for lunch, many of which are right outside the hospital! Anyone feel like Korean or Ethiopian for lunch??
New Haven is also close to many beautiful attractions in nature, including the beaches of Long Island sound and the hiking trails of Sleeping Giant State Park. You can easily explore the beauty of nature and the excitement of the city on the same Saturday.
East Rock is a beautiful community made up of large older homes that have mostly been converted to apartments. East rock is home to many graduate students as well as young New Haven families. You can walk to the markets of Orange Street or restaurants of State Street with ease, all while enjoying the incredible scenery. East rock is about a 10 minute drive from the hospital, and is incredibly bike friendly. It is also on the Yale Shuttle (free and every 15 minutes) route. Check out one of our PGY2’s apartments who lives in East Rock!
Wooster Square is a historic landmark for new haven, Wooster square houses many eatieries including Pepe’s and Sally’s pizza. It is about a 5-10 minute drive from the hospital, and very walkable. Wooster square also houses an amazing famer’s market on Saturdays! Check out one of our PGY1’s amazing apartments in Wooster!
Downtown maximizes convenience for residents who want an easy commute to work, as well as many of the cultural attractions and highly rated restaurants of our vibrant downtown. New spots keep popping up, and residents who live downtown get a city lifestyle at a very reasonable cost of living!
Outside of New Haven
Some residents extend their housing search outside of New Haven – many even purchasing homes in neighboring communities including on the beach along the shoreline of Long Island Sound, or the quiet woods of Hamden. We encourage you to reach out to hear more about living options here in New Haven.
New Haven is a very bike and pedestrian accessible city, with some residents spending their entire time here without a car. Yale provides a free shuttle to several neighborhoods including the popular east rock neighborhood, and also connects downtown with the train station!