Ready for city life with a college vibe? Then check out New Haven, home to Yale University. Just a short 1½ hour train ride to NYC, New Haven was ranked one of the country’s top 10 most walkable cities. Better yet, it offers all kinds of things worth walking to — from live music to trendy food finds, from museums to a historic town green. Check it out:
- Right downtown you’ll find all kinds of trendy apartments with amenities including pools, 24-hour gyms, clubhouses and more, such as 360 State, a high-rise with amazing city views, round-the-clock concierge service, and an on-site organic grocery store. And Winchester Lofts, where you can enjoy high-end living within a renovated 1870’s factory. No wonder three-fourths of New Haven residents rent. Plus, a 5-minute walking commute is not uncommon for those who live downtown.
- New Haven pulses with nightlife. Besides all the Yale concerts, you can catch live music at College Street Music Hall, Toad’s Place, Café Nine and Firehouse, just to name a few.
- For a city, New Haven’s still got a ton of parks and green spaces to enjoy a little slice of nature.
- New Haven is also home to a diverse array of co-working spaces for makers and innovators like Collab New Haven, Hub55, The District, MakeHaven, and Health Haven Hub.