Neighborhoods of New Haven, Connecticut

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The city of New Haven, Connecticut has many distinct neighborhoods. In addition to Downtown, centered on the central business district and the Green, are the following neighborhoods: the west central neighborhoods of Dixwell and Dwight; the southern neighborhoods of The Hill, historic water-front City Point (or Oyster Point), and the harborside district of Long Wharf; the western neighborhoods of Edgewood, West River, Westville, Amity, and West Rock; East Rock, Cedar Hill, Prospect Hill, and Newhallville in the northern side of town; the east central neighborhoods of Mill River and Wooster Square, an Italian-American neighborhood; Fair Haven, an immigrant community located between the Mill and Quinnipiac rivers; Quinnipiac Meadows and Fair Haven Heights across the Quinnipiac River; and facing the eastern side of the harbor, The Annex and East Shore (or Morris Cove).[1][2]

List of neighborhoods[edit]

New Haven is made up of approximately 40 distinct neighborhoods, each listed below.

Historic districts[edit]

Numerous areas within the city are listed on the National Register of Historic Places or by the state of Connecticut as historic districts:[3][4]


  1. ^ Harrison's illustrated guide to greater New Haven, (H2 Company, New Haven, 1995).
  2. ^ Maps of the New Haven Neighborhoods (PDF) are available from the City of New Haven's City Plan Department. There are also quick traces from the above PDFs in Google Earth/Map Shapes of the New Haven Neighborhoods (KML).
  3. ^ National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  4. ^ a b c d The New Haven Preservation Trust. "Historic Districts in New Haven".