Living in New Haven

When you choose Yale-New Haven Hospital for your residency or fellowship, you'll find a vibrant, family-friendly city filled with history, culture and entertainment, making it great place to live.

Living in New Haven

About New Haven

New Haven is a remarkable city. Situated in south-central Connecticut, along the shoreline of the Long Island Sound, the area was originally settled in 1638 and prospered through the Colonial period. Today, New Haven is the state's third-largest city — after Bridgeport and Hartford, the state capital — with a population of roughly 124,000. Known worldwide as the home of Yale University, this mid-size city provides a unique blend of urban sophistication and New England tranquility. New Haven's mix of distinct neighborhoods welcome singles, couples and families, while nearby towns offer easy-to-access alternatives. From outstanding dining and shopping to beautiful beaches and parks, the city truly has it all. As Yale President Richard C. Levin, a longtime resident, notes, New Haven is "large enough to be interesting, yet small enough to be friendly."

More information about New Haven

explore New Haven

Explore New Haven

A guide to the city's arts and entertainment, dining, shopping, and sports and recreation choices — plus information about neighborhoods and housing options.

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Lifestyle Survey Highlights

A snapshot of the lives of our residents: where they live, what percentage own vs. rent, what percentage have kids, and other details.

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Services for Residents and Fellows

How and where to find essentials, including clubs and organizations.

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Arts & Entertainment

How and where to enjoy entertainment, music, and dining.

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