New Haven (zip 06513), CT

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New Haven (zip 06513), CT

About New Haven (zip 06513), CT

Living in 06513 New Haven, CT is an exciting and vibrant experience. It is a diverse city with a mix of cultures and backgrounds, making it a great place to live. The area boasts beautiful parks, historic buildings, world-class museums, and plenty of restaurants, cafes and bars for entertainment. There are also plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities such as hiking, biking and kayaking. With its close proximity to both the beach and major metropolitan areas such as New York City, residents have access to all that the outside world has to offer. New Haven is also considered one of the most educated cities in the country with multiple universities in the immediate area. Overall, living in 06513 New Haven offers something for everyone! Large industrial city/College town - South coast along Long Island Sound, 75 miles northeast of New York City.

Zip Codes: New Haven (zip 06513)
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Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 7 ft above sea level

A city of contrasts, New Haven is a mix of colonial history, Ivy League college town, and past-its-prime industrial center. Once an important manufacturing center, it is known today as the home of prestigious Yale University. The first planned city in the American Colonies, New Haven was laid out in 1638 in nine equal squares. The New Haven Green, a square reserved for the public, is now a pedestrian area surrounded by stately trees, the Yale campus, and an assortment of museums and architecturally significant homes and churches. The downtown is generally clean and attractive and is known for its large number of trees.

The area has a history of good planning and urban consciousness, which continues today in a number of redevelopment projects. The university provides substantial arts and culture and entertainment amenities. Healthcare resources are the best in the state. Aside from the university and some service industries, there is a new high tech and biotech presence with ties to the university, but it hasn’t had a favorable impact on job growth projections as yet. New Haven is too far for a practical commute to New York, but some commute to corporate centers in Bridgeport and other areas along the shore west. Although not bad on a state scale, cost of living is high and much higher than reported in nicer areas of town. Milford is a rapidly growing coastal town to the west along the Long Island Sound. The metro area was recently expanded to include Waterbury and a number of small towns upstate.

New Haven is located on a mostly level plain at the head of New Haven Harbor. Several creeks and small rivers enter the Long Island Sound through the New Haven area. Densely wooded hills and ridges rise to the north and northwest. The climate is a mix of continental New England and maritime weather, with four seasons and frequent weather changes modified by the nearby water. Summers are warm and humid. Winters are cool with occasional cold blasts. The water and harbor create frequent clouds and fog, which further moderate temperatures but create gloomy periods. Summer thunderstorms are common, as is winter snow. Stronger storms are brought by coastal “noreasters” and late summer hurricane remnants. First freeze is mid-October, last is late April.

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New Haven Cost of Living

Historic downtown core, college-town amenities, and healthcare make New Haven a great place to live.

-54.4% lower than avg
-63.5% lower than avg
$1,310 /mo
Monthly rent (2br)
+12.4% higher than avg
New Haven Crime
71 / 100
Crime is ranked on a scale of 1 (low) to 100 (high). US average: 35.4
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Pros & Cons of New Haven
   Historic downtown core
Cost of housing
   College-town amenities
Low job growth
Areas of urban decay
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Over 7 years ago

I moved here from CA some 20 years ago to take a tenure track job. Still don't like East coast winters, but otherwise this city has grown on me. Very young, hip,  More

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