Founded in 1638, New Haven is the 2nd largest municipality in Connecticut and the 6th largest in New England. With a population of 129,779 as determined by the United States Census, New Haven is Home to Yale University. New Haven is sometimes referred to as "Elm City" because of its first publicly held tree planting. New haven has 95 top Zagat rated restaurants.
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At present, there are no professional teams in New Haven.
The crime rate in New Haven varies from neighborhood to neighborhood. The crime rate is higher in the major metropolitan area.
Downtown occupied by nearly 7,000 residents, has a more residential character than many downtown areas of the same size. The downtown area provides roughly half the city's jobs. In recent years, downtown has become filled with dozens of new upscale restaurants; some of which have received national attention. In addition to the many shops and thousands of condominiums and apartment units which subsequently help overall growth of the city, new commercial and retail space has been developed. There are several notable sites in the downtown area include the Yale Repertory Theatre, Grove Street Cemetery, Harkness Tower, and Yale Center for British Art.
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The Hill is a neighborhood in the southeastern portion of the city that is bounded by the Route 34/Oak Street Connector and Long Island Sound at the south. The Hill is home to Yale School of Medicine and Yale-New Haven Hospital. The Trowbridge Square section and the City Point section of the neighborhood are listed as historic districts on the National Register of Historic Places. The residential areas of the Hill are mostly working-class and minority neighborhoods. The housing stock in the Hill neighborhood consists of single family homes, multi unit residence, and apartment complexes. There are public and private schools the community has for families in the neighborhood. Public Transportation is easily accessed.
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Wooster Square is a neighborhood east of downtown. The name of the neighborhood refers to a park square that rests at its center. The square is a part of the Wooster Square Historic District. The 40 acre district is bounded by St. John and Wooster Street. The housing stock in Wooster Square ranges from Victorian Mansions to single family homes. There are also apartments, converted lofts, and condominiums in the area. Wooster Square has a thriving art scene and today, is one of the most desirable neighborhoods in New Haven to live in.
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Westville is a neighborhood that is a mix of residential and commercial. The higher the elevation, the more residential the area becomes. There are many antique shops, art galleries, restaurants, and stores in the commercial section of the community. Several of Yale's athletic facilities are residents of Westville. The housing stock in the community is mixed and price ranges for rental properties vary. Westville is a family oriented community and there are several amenities in the community to meet the needs of its residents.
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Cedar Hill, bound by James Street and Indian Head Rock, had a history of being undeveloped in the 19th century. The economic character of the neighborhood has changed significantly over the years. Now Cedar Hill is a thriving community that is ethnically and economically diverse. There are several historic landmarks in the area including Federal Street Railroad Bridge, Cedar Hill Coal Tower, Bishop Gate, Snake Rock and English Gate. The neighborhood playground provides hours of fun and activity for the youth of the area and walking baths and bike trails for the adults.
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Beaver Hills is 97 acres with a great portion of the neighborhood listed in the historic registry. The city was best known for its "10th century garages." The neighborhood still retains a number of its historic elements. The Hillsí includes brick gateway piers at its major intersections. Beaver Hillsí housing stock consists primarily of single family dwellings but there are some rental properties in the area. There are public and private schools in the area and public transportation is accessible.
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