New Haven Metro Area Guide

Central Connecticut is home to the historical cities of New Haven and Hartford. Both of these cities offer a strong economy and plenty of things to do. If you would like to rent an apartment in New Haven or Hartford then you have come to the right place.  

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New Haven is considered one of the first planned cities in America; its nine square plan lays out the city with eight streets, half going north-south the other half going east-west. The streets form nine squares in a checkerboard pattern; the sixteen acre center square marks the center of downtown and is called the New Haven Green which is a National Historic Landmark. New Haven’s nickname is, “The Elm City,” due to its highly successful public tree planting program, which was the first of its kind. Only adding to the natural beauty in New Haven your will find East and West Rock which are two formations bordering the city that serve as parks; also, the Wilbur Cross Parkway tunnels through West Rock.

You won’t go hungry in New Haven. Within two blocks of the New Haven Green there are over 120 restaurants and throughout the city you will find nearly a hundred top rated restaurants. New Haven is well known for its unique pizza called, ‘apizza’, and local restaurant Louis’ Lunch is credited with the invention of the hamburger. There are also several other places of interest throughout the city that do not involve food. The Shubert Theater used to host theatrical productions prior to their Broadway opening; some notable performances that premiered at The Shubert Theater include: Oklahoma!, A Streetcar Named Desire, The Sound of Music, The King and I and My Fair Lady. Hillhouse Avenue is considered a walkable museum; it is a national historic district that showcases centuries of American architecture.

Yale University is located in New Haven and has a large influence on the local economy.  This Ivy League institution has produced some of the most successful people in the world. New Haven hosts, “The Game,” between Yale and Harvard every other year.

Hartford is the capital of Connecticut and is considered to be the, “insurance capital of the world.” There are several historical places spread throughout Hartford. Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts hosts the Connecticut Opera and the Hartford Symphony Orchestra. Elizabeth Park and Rose Garden is a beautiful place to visit and the rose garden is the oldest in the U.S.  Sports lovers can check out the AHL’s Connecticut Whales at the XL Center.

In addition to rich history, suberb cuisine and a diverse economy there are also many beautiful New Haven apartments and Hartford apartments to choose from. Whether you are eager to live in a booming metropolis or relax in a quaint suburb, New Haven has something for everyone. If you haven’t narrowed down your apartment search to a specific city or neighborhood within the greater New Haven area our Area Guides and Neighborhood Reviews will certainly point you in the right direction. Choose from the cities below to learn about their living style, demographics and neighborhoods. Once you find the right area to suit your needs, finding an apartment will be easy.

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