Zip 06515 (New Haven, CT) Rankings


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The city of New Haven, CT has a population of 130,660 according to the U.S. Census Bureau and is part of the Greater New Haven metropolitan area. According to BestPlaces, New Haven has an overall score of 56 out of 100, with rankings in various categories such as amenities (54), crime (61), education & employment (63), housing (51), weather (62) and cost of living (59). These ratings indicate that while there are certain benefits to living in New Haven, there are also areas where room for improvement can be seen. The city offers a wide range of amenities including shopping, dining, entertainment venues and recreation opportunities as well as a vibrant downtown area with easy access to nearby cities such as Hartford and Waterbury. On the other hand, crime rates have been steadily rising over the years despite attempts by police to curb it with programs like Operation Night Light. In terms of education and employment opportunities, New Haven’s public schools offer an array of educational options while local universities provide students with valuable college experiences. Housing costs can be expensive while weather can vary from humid summers to cold snowy winters. Despite these shortcomings, the city continues to attract new residents looking for a safe, diverse place to live close to major cities and universities around Connecticut.

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