Fair Haven features a waterfront along the Quinnipiac River, which offers a number of unique attractions for outdoor enthusiasts, including canoeing, kayaking, fishing and boating. The river feeds into the Long Island Sound about three miles east of Downtown. Locals make a minor distinction between the two sides of the river by calling the east side, which sits on a hill Fair Haven Heights.
This historic fishing and oystering village’s housing stock consists of restored sea captain’s homes, new condo construction & conversions, and apartments in townhouses & traditional multifamily homes.
The area around Ferry Street is the commercial center of Fair Haven, offering a number of cafes, grocery stores and neighborhood services that reflect the Mexican, Puerto Rican and other Latin American cultures that distinguish this area.
Area is served by CT Transit buses.