Introduction to New Haven, Connecticut
New Haven, Connecticut was originally settled by Europeans in 1638, and is a city with a population of approximately 125,000 people. New Haven is part of the New Haven-Milford Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), which has an estimated population of approximately 845,000 people according to U.S. Census Bureau data.
New Haven is located in southwest Connecticut, on New Haven Harbor. It is about two hours and twenty minutes southwest of Boston, and an hour and forty five minutes northeast of New York City. There is one Fortune 1000 company headquarters in New Haven - the Knights of Columbus. New Haven is also home to Yale University.
New Haven is a two-time winner, and two time finalist community for the National Civic League's prestigious "All-America City Award".
New Haven's climate is characterized by four distinct seasons. January is the coolest month of the year with an average daily temperature of 35 degrees Fahrenheit. July is the warmest month of the year with an average daily temperature of 83 degrees Fahrenheit.
New Haven Arts and Entertainment
For a city of modest size, New Haven provides a good assortment of arts and entertainment offerings. Some of the more notable arts and entertainment offerings include:
- Artspace - Center for Contemporary Art
- The Children's Museum
- The Knights of Columbus Museum
- The Long Wharf Theater
- The Peabody Museum of Natural History
- The Shubert Theater
- The Urban Museum of Modern Architecture
- The The Yale Cabaret
- The Yale Center for British Art
- The Yale Repertory Theater
- The Yale University Art Gallery
New Haven also hosts many cultural and community events every year, including the New Haven Jazz Festival, the "Celebrate New Haven Fourth" Independence Day celebration which includes fireworks overlooking the water at Long Wharf Park, a Halloween Parade, and the annual Tree Lighting.
For sports enthusiasts, New Haven is home to the New Haven Cutters, a baseball team playing in the Can-Am League.=