The City Point Historic District clings to a tiny spit of land poking its nose into New Haven Harbor. Over time, the name, shape, and size of the neighborhood has changed, but the spirit of City Point never wavered.
The quintessential New England city neighborhood, East Rock sits beneath the watchful façade of New Haven’s famous red rock monolith. Minutes from downtown, East Rock unites the tranquility of garden apartment courtyards with the convenience of urban walkability.
Despite the rolling knolls and tree-lined parks, between the Long Island Sound sea breeze and New Haven Harbor, East Shore has the salty feel of a seaside community. For most of the neighborhood, the water is only a short walk away.
Listen closely on a Saturday afternoon in autumn and you can hear the distant roar of the crowds cheering at Yale Bowl. The aroma of tailgating and grilled burgers in the backyard is in the air. And when 61,000 fans cheer for a Bulldogs touchdown, all of Westville cheers, too.
There can be no discussion about New Haven without talking about Yale. Likewise, it is impossible to talk about the Wooster Square neighborhood without mentioning apizza — and that’s not a pizza, it’s ah-pitz. What New Haven is to education, Wooster Square is to pizza, and as many people from around the world visit this tiny enclave as do the hallowed halls of Yale. Grab a slice and browse the weekend farmer’s market for a taste of New Haven’s Little Italy.