Yale New-Haven, where should I live?

  1. I have accepted a full-time RN position at Yale-New Haven Hospital. I am graduating nursing school in May so this is very exciting to have gotten a job before graduation.

    I am hearing a lot of bad things about New Haven, though, and I'm not sure where I should look for housing. I need to be in by July 1st so I have to start looking now.

    I want to be around other people in their 20s, not a suburb with lots of families/older people (no offense!)

    However, I want to live in a safe area. Any suggestions?

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  3. by   Mish56
    Welcome to YNH! Where to live....New Haven is no different than any other city in the world. Good areas, bad areas. It has a lot to offer with the numbers of colleges around the area. Here is a city data site, where there is similar discussion, with stats etc.
    New Haven, Connecticut (CT) profile: population, maps, real estate, averages, homes, statistics, relocation, travel, jobs, hospitals, schools, crime, moving, houses, sex offenders, news, sex offenders
    Good luck!
  4. by   KJRN79
    The Milford/ Orange area seems to have a lot to offer! good luck with your new job!
  5. by   Smitty08
    You might want to look at Upper Orange St. / State Street area of New Haven. I lived there, it was nice. A grad student area. Parking can be tough. Another good area is the village over by SCSU (can't remember the name of the village itself but it is near the Merritt Parkway exit) Also -Wooster square. New Haven is a lot more interesting than many of the suburbs.
  6. by   mommadoula
    Hamden is a nice town, and it was just on the us top towns to live.
  7. by   alodocios
    westville area near sheridan middle school and farther up is a nice area also. goffe terrace, which is the same as goffe street but farther up, closer to one family houses. the downtown area is nice if you can afford it.