Introduction to West Haven, Connecticut
West Haven, Connecticut is 65 miles NE of New York, New York. It is in New Haven county. The city is part of the New Haven - Meriden metro area. The population of West Haven is 52,360.
West Haven History
West Haven was first settled in by Europeans in 1648. It was a part of the New Haven Colony, but separated in 1719 as the Parish of West Haven. However, it officially continued as a part of New Haven until 1822. West Haven unsuccessfully attempted incorporation in 1784. Following this, it joined with New Milford and was incorporated as Orange in 1822. It separated from Orange in 1721, and became a separate town. Finally, in 1961, it achieved the status of a city.
West Haven and nearby Attractions
- Ward-Heitmann House Museum
- Oyster River Beach
- Yale University Art Gallery
- Knights of Columbus Museum
- Morse Park
- Orange Hills Country Club
Things To Do In West Haven
West Haven provides numerous opportunities for a variety of water sports. Apart from several beaches, the city has a number of parks and golf courses. West Haven also has some excellent museums and art galleries, which provide visitors with several hours of recreation.
West Haven Transportation
Tweed-New Haven Airport is nearby.
West Haven Higher Education
The University of New Haven, Southern Connecticut State University, Gateway Community College and Yale University provide opportunities for higher education.