As its name implies, Westville is the westernmost area of New Haven, about two miles west of Downtown and the main Yale campus. Westville is bordered by the Yale Bowl and the Yale Golf Course, the West River, West Rock Ridge State Park, and lovely Edgewood Park, which includes a duck pond.
Sports and fitness lovers can enjoy the parks for hiking, biking, and running, as well as Yale athletic contests (free to Yale students & employees & their families), recreational and world class tennis at historic Yale Field.
This area is anchored by Westville Village, a local shopping, dining and service district along Whalley Avenue with a growing artistic community. Many artists have their studios here and organize several projects together including a co-op gallery and an annual open studios tour.
Westville’s housing consists mainly of one family and multi-family homes. There are also several apartment and condo complexes, both new construction and traditional pre-war architecture.
Area is served by CT Transit buses.