The majestic red basalt cliffs of East Rock Park dominate this section of the city, giving the name to this area immediately to the east of the Yale campus. The scenic drive to reach the peak, 359-feet high, offers a spectacular perspective of the city and a number of places to picnic.
Edgerton Park, which is perfect for a relaxing stroll and a popular sledding venue in the winter, is also located in this area.
East Rock offers a variety of housing options such as multistory apartments, condos, apartments in townhouses & traditional multifamily homes, and restored single family residences - all within proximity to coffee shops, neighborhood gourmet markets, houses of worship, schools, and parks. This area is often referred to as "Grad Haven" because of the large number of graduate and professional students who live there, but it is also home to many faculty members, staff and local residents.
Area served by the free daytime Yale shuttle and nighttime minibus routes and by CT Transit buses.