Settled in 1638 and a center of learning since the early 1700s, New Haven leads the way into the 21st century with an economy based on education, health care, biotechnology, architecture, engineering, marketing, retail, and legal and financial services.
One of the oldest planned cities in North America, New Haven was built around a 16-acre central square. Known as the New Haven Green and now a National Historic Landmark in the center of downtown, the Green sits at the center of current revitalization programs that sparked a boom in new and eclectic restaurants, brewpubs and dance clubs, as well as trendy shopping sites and outstanding bookstores. Improvements to life in New Haven include the Citywide Youth Initiative and Livable City Initiative to promote homeownership, as well as the School Construction program to renovate or replace every New Haven public school.
Yale University, one of the city’s best known institutions, and Yale-New Haven Hospital are the city’s largest employers. Walking tours focus on the Gothic architecture of many Yale campus buildings, as well as its numerous world-class museums and art galleries.
A theatrical center, New Haven boasts the Long Wharf Theatre, Shubert Theater and the Yale School of Drama’s Repertory Theatre that serve as opening stages for Broadway productions and budding thespians. Enjoy opera, cabaret, symphony, ballet and other arts at a variety of venues.
New Haven’s many National Historic Districts preserve neighborhoods of 19th- and 20th-century American architecture. Albertus Magnus College owns several historic mansions in the beautiful suburban Prospect Hill neighborhood and uses them for residential and administrative facilities.
Connected to New York City by the Metro North commuter railroad and Amtrak, New Haven is also accessible by Interstate highways and the Tweed-New Haven Airport. The deep-water cargo Port of New Haven handles ocean-going vessels and barges.
The four-season Connecticut climate offers outdoor activities all year round, whether at the waterfront harbors or throughout the area’s extensive parks. The Greater New Haven region offers everything from colonial history to contemporary culture, including historic 19th-century working farms, orchards and farmers’ markets, nature preserves, sandy beaches and rocky hiking spots, as well as the best in city life.
Albertus Magnus College is proud to call New Haven home. Visit our campus and experience the many dimensions of our dynamic community for yourself.
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