Dixwell, New Haven

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Coordinates: 41°19′N 72°56′W / 41.32°N 72.93°W / 41.32; -72.93

Dixwell is a neighborhood of New Haven, Connecticut. Named for Dixwell Avenue, the main thoroughfare of the neighborhood which in turn was named for regicide judge John Dixwell, it is situated generally northwest of and adjacent to Downtown New Haven.[1]

The northern part of the official Dixwell neighborhood planning area is included within the Winchester Repeating Arms Company Historic District.

Although it contains a significant portion of the Yale University campus — including Morse College, Ezra Stiles College, additional student residences and academic buildings as well as Payne Whitney Gymnasium and Ingalls Rink — the Dixwell neighborhood is one of the poorer areas of New Haven.[citation needed] In response to several incidents of criminal activity, as well as increasing university presence, in the area, the Yale Police Department relocated its headquarters to the neighborhood in 2005. Dixwell is the frontier in Yale's expansion plans; the university's two new proposed residential colleges and additional new buildings will be in the neighborhood as well.

Toad's Place concert venue and nightclub is located in the neighborhood. The Farmington Canal runs through the neighborhood as well.