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New Haven
New Haven
Connecticut
15 reviews
4 out of 5 stars based on 15 ratings
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New Haven (locally noo-HAY-vən) is a coastal city in the U.S. state of Connecticut. It is located on New Haven Harbor on the northern shore of Long Island Sound in New Haven County, Connecticut, and is part of the New York metropolitan area. With a population of 129,779 as determined by the 2010 United States Census, it is the second-largest city in Connecticut after Bridgeport. New Haven is the principal municipality of Greater New Haven, which had a total population of 862,477 in 2010. New Haven was the first planned city in America. Founded in 1638 by English Puritans, a year later eight streets were laid out in a four-by-four grid, creating what is commonly known as the "Nine Square Plan". The central common block is the New Haven Green, a 16-acre (6 ha) square, and the center of Downtown New Haven. The Green is now a National Historic Landmark and the "Nine Square Plan" is recognized by the American Planning Association as a National Planning Landmark. The Green also serves as a free public WiFi hotspot. New Haven is the home of Yale University. As New Haven's biggest taxpayer and employer, Yale serves as an integral part of the city's economy. Health care (hospitals and biotechnology), professional services (legal, architectural, marketing, and engineering), financial services, and retail trade also contribute to the city's economic activity. The city served as co-capital of Connecticut from 1701 until 1873, when sole governance was transferred to the more centrally located city of Hartford. New Haven has since billed itself as the "Cultural Capital of Connecticut" for its supply of established theaters, museums, and music venues. The New York Times said the city has "Art almost everywhere you look." New Haven had the first public tree planting program in America, producing a canopy of mature trees (including some large elms) that gave New Haven the nickname "The Elm City".

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I feel that this neighborhood is Age Un-friendly . Because their is not enough available jobs for those who are disabled and or like me 50 and over . There isn't enough community engagement and not enough agencies for low income housing available . Their Section Eight listing is run by lottery picks . Which means that you might be waiting for a long time before you number is chosen . Transportation is always very crowded and sometimes this causes a lot of dramas on the city buses . As far as education is concerned people my age cannot afford to payback federal school loans . Federal grants should be available to receive that you don't have to pay back . I know that the worlds economical system is definitely not the same . However if there were on-job training available more people in my age-group it would be so helpful to live without a stressful life concerning housing and being self sufficient .
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I like this area due to the diversity of culture and would love to work there.
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I m living in this city . I can go anywhere.
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I never had an issue with anyone.
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It has opportunity for seniors, children and all in between to receive community support from each other in all areas of living arrangements

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How did Connecticut earn the grade of D? We examined the state taxes based on how age friendly they are. Connecticut has a state sales tax of 6.35%. Of particular interest is that Connecticut does have taxes on social security. There are estate taxes. There are no taxes imposed on inheritance. Connecticut has an effective property tax rate of 2.02%. Weighing these taxes and other taxes most likely to impact the aging population is how Connecticut earned its state tax grade of D.

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