New Haven CT Senior Living
New Haven, perhaps best known for its Ivy League school Yale University, is also nicknamed “The Elm City.” Graced with the first public tree planting program in America, canopies of mature trees arch over many of its historic streets.
A large portion of New Haven’s land area is preserved by the National Register of Historic Places. The city boasts several architectural landmarks dating from every important time period and architectural style in American history. Neighborhoods are walkable “museums” of the 19th and 20th centuries, particularly by the New Haven Green and other residential sections close to downtown.
The New Haven Green, home to three 19th-century churches, is a 16-acre privately owned park and recreation area located in the downtown district. Within a mere two blocks, more than 120 restaurants provide an eclectic mix of ethnic cuisines and small markets specializing in various foreign foods.
Not far are the headquarters of The Knights of Columbus, the world’s largest Catholic fraternal service organization. Its museum features world-class exhibitions of artwork and history, particularly those representing the heritage of Catholicism.
Downtown New Haven is so densely packed with culture that within a 1-mile radius, a multitude of Yale public institutes can be explored, including the Yale University Collection of Musical Instruments, the Yale Center for British Art, which houses the largest collection of British art outside the U.K., and the Yale University Art Gallery, the nation's oldest college art museum.
Beyond the hustle and bustle of downtown are the scenic routes. Enjoy the annual Wooster Square Cherry Blossom Festival commemorating the 1973 planting of 72 Yoshino Japanese Cherry Blossom trees by the New Haven Historic Commission.
Lighthouse Point Park grants a spectacular view of New Haven’s shoreline, as does Fort Nathan Hale Park, showcasing the town’s colonial history. See Black Rock Fort replete with the Betsy Ross flag and a re-creation of battles past.
For seniors who desire residential character in their retirement location, New Haven’s rich history and modern conveniences are sure to please.
Senior Living Communities in New Haven, CT