The Farmington Canal Greenway links the Dixwell and Newhallville area with Yale's Central Campus. Many residents and students bike, skate or run on this scenic trail. Scantlebury Park, which includes soccer fields and a playground, provides another area for recreation.
The Rose Center houses the Yale Police Facility and Dixwell-Yale University Community Learning Center, which hosts educational programs for local residents of all ages. The New Haven Reads Book Bank is located across from the Rose Center and also provides tutoring and mentoring services for young people in the New Haven area.
Dixwell/Newhallville is also home to Science Park at Yale. Formerly the home of the renowned Winchester factory, Science Park is in the process of being transformed into a hub for bio-technology and start-up companies.
Housing in this area includes both single-family and multi-family houses as well as relatively new construction, affordable housing projects.
Area served by the free daytime Yale shuttle and nighttime minibus routes and by CT Transit buses.