People are drawn to Downtown, where Yale’s Central Campus is located, for easy access to the best of urban living – restaurants, nightlife, art galleries, concerts, shopping and theater. At the heart of Downtown sits the New Haven Green, a historic 16-acre park which remains a crossroads for the region’s religious, cultural and commercial life and where outdoor concerts and festivals are held during the summer.
Shopping and dining districts - including Broadway, Audubon, Chapel and Ninth Square - have flourished all within walking distance of the Green. Many professionals also find Downtown a convenient place to work as many of the region’s financial and legal services are centered in office buildings surrounding the Green.
From traditional architecture to modern loft-style conversions, housing in this area consists mainly of apartments and also offers a selection of condos.
Area served by the free daytime Yale shuttle and nighttime minibus routes and by CT Transit buses.