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2016-2017 Relocation Guide Welcome to Greater New Haven Photograph courtesy of Kindra Clineff A D V E R T I S I N G S U P P L E M E N T e-of-a-kind collection of boutiques national retailers fs casual eateries award-winning restaurants and orld-renowned theaters galleries and museums at University in the heart of historic downtown New Haven. or directions and parking visit TheShopsatYale.com Connect with us on Facebook Twitter Instagram and online for special discounts sales events community news and more. Apple Union League Caf J.Crew Harvest Urban Outfitters Tarry Lodge Raggs Claires Corner Copia idiom Thali Too KIKO Milano Cosmetics Shake Shack Barbour Arethusa Farm Dairy Denali Connecticut Running Company Lou Lou And many more. dinary DINING. nal SHOPPING. A one caf wo Yale U Fo C Extraord Exception 3 RentTheUnion.com Managed by Living Higher. Modern Living Right on The Green. Theres one building in New Havens landscape that shines above the others a historic architectural masterpiece overlooking the magnificent New Haven Green. And for the first time in its 90-year history you can call it home. The Unions stunning new residences and modern amenities complement the buildings rich history in ways you simply cant find anywhere else in the city. 24-hour attended lobby State-of-the-art fitness center Exclusive co-working space The Guild Music room Outdoor terrace with barbecue grills and lounge area Washerdryer in every residence Walk to restaurants theater shops and Yale University Request your personal tour today. 203.777.7775 RentTheUnion.com Studios starting at 1350 Month 1 Bedrooms starting at 1420 Month 2 Bedrooms starting at 2350 Month 4 Welcome Most famously known for being the home of Yale University the region is a global community drawing residents from around the world. With a total of eight colleges and universities and the fourth largest hospital system in the United States Yale-New Haven Health System the region thrives on knowledge- based industries. And with knowledge comes a deep appreciation for a broad spectrum of experiences. This is where Greater New Haven shines brightest. Our cities and towns reflect the diversity of our residents with outstanding housing educational recreational and cultural offerings. Our rich heritage offers a firm foundation for expansive exploration and creativity from technology to the arts. We embrace change. We encourage innovation. We welcome individuals who will frame the next version of ourselves. Alexion Pharmaceuticals Photograph by Matt SmithCity of New Haven Welcome to Greater New Haven The South Central regions focus starts with the companies and activities that make up the regions economic base exporting goods and services that drive job creation and import wealth into the region. These clusters and economic drivers leverage innovations that improve productivity in the region and around the world and create new market opportunities. The regions top priority is increased employment for our residents. We continue to make strides toward pre-recession unemployment levels through robust advocacy for our leading industries development of new programs to align education with job growth and entrepreneur support. With the Yale School of Medicine driving growth Greater New Haven is now the 2nd largest biotech cluster in New England. In the first quarter of 2016 Alexion Pharmaceuticals relocated and expanded to the newly-constructed 500000 s.f. med lab office building at 100 College Street in the heart of the medical district. This is the first development at Downtown Crossing the Citys long-term transformation of the Route 34 corridor from an expressway that separates neighborhoods to traditional urban street blocks that connect neighborhoods. The second development at the 4.5-acre Coliseum site will result in 1400 additional jobs at a new 1.1 million s.f. mixed use development transit- oriented community also within close proximity to Union Station. The Greater New Haven Relocation Guide is a publication of REX Development 545 Long Wharf Drive 4th Floor New Haven CT 06511 203-821-3682www.visitNewHaven.com Production Manager Barbara Malmberg This guide is produced for individuals seeking relocation information regarding the Greater New Haven area. Every effort has been made to compile this information as completely and accurately as possible. REX Development does not assume responsibility for any errors or omissions. Please notify REX Development of any changes to the information presented here so it can be corrected in subsequent issues. Thank you. Published by Hartford Courant Media Group 285 Broad Street Hartford CT 06115 Project Manager Jane E. Dee For advertising inquiries please contact Michael Guinan at mguinannewhavenliving.com or at 860-241-6201 or 860-241-3427 4 5 Economy Flourishing Sectors Higher Education The region is home to a vast array of eight colleges and universities including two law schools two medical schools and a world renowned university. Although not a true cluster the education sector is a main economic driver producing a well-educated workforce while employing over 30000 people and having a total economic impact of over 1.5 billion. Yale University is the regions second largest employer. Healthcare The healthcare industry is one of the strongest in the region being one of two industry sectors that increased employment over the last two years. The region is home to Yale-New Haven Health System the 4th largest hospital system in the nation and is driven through innovation and research. In 2014 YNHHS had 78529 inpatient discharges 1.2 million outpatient encounters and employed over 12000 people making it the largest employer in the region. Advanced Materials Manufacturing The region built upon a strong manufacturing base abounds with small manufacturers utilizing highly- skilled workers to produce precision high value-added products. With a high concentration of employees compared to the nation of particular strength in the region is primary and fabricated metal manufacturing electrical equipment and electronic component manufacturing and medical device manufacturing. The advanced materials cluster is one of the strongest performers in the region with overlap into other industry sectors directly associated with the strength of the manufacturing and healthcare industries. BiomedicalLife Sciences With nearly 105000 employees working in this industry cluster including healthcare workers it is one of the strongest in the region. With world class institutional and academic assets to leverage this region has become a focus of biomedical expertise and development. Recent venture investments in bioscience include Koltan Pharmaceuticals - 60M Oncology Melinta Therapeutics - 67M Antibiotics Arvinas 40M Cancer pro- inflammatory autoimmune diseases 4Catazlyer - 80M Genomic medicine. In 2015 Mt. Sinai Icahn School of Medicine opened a facility in Branford. This genome sequencing laboratory anticipates handling over 50000 samples in 2016. Arts Entertainment Tourism The South Central region serves as the creative capital of Connecticut boasting world-class theater and museums extraordinary artistic design and creative talent and natural and cultural attractions in every town. Technology The technology sector is finding its feet in Greater New Haven. A homegrown tech company SeeClickFix is a communications platform for citizens to report non-emergency issues and governments to track manage and reply--ultimately making communities better through transparency collaboration and cooperation. The technology has been implemented in cities throughout the U.S. and the world. Milford Connecticut 203.877.2786 LauraltonHall.org founded by the sisters of mercy LauraltonHall Empowering Women for Life 5 6 Economy Employment BiomedicalLife Sciences Higher Education and Advanced Materials and Manufacturing are the largest employers within the region. Since 2013 the Technology sector has grown dramatically and is and will continue to be a driving force in the regions economy. Company Name Town IndustryBusiness Description SizeRange Yale New Haven Health System NEW HAVEN Clinics 5000-9999 Yale University NEW HAVEN Schools-Universities Colleges Academic 5000-9999 Southern Connecticut State Unv. NEW HAVEN Schools-Universities Colleges Academic 1000-4999 Alexion NEW HAVEN Pharmaceutical 1000-4999 Medtronics formerly Covidien NORTH HAVEN Surgical Appliances-Manufacturers 1000-4999 Veterans Affairs Connecticut WEST HAVEN Hospitals 1000-4999 Servicom LLC MILFORD Call Centers 1000-4999 Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield WALLINGFORD Insurance 1000-4999 Midstate Medical Ctr. MERIDEN Hospitals 1000-4999 Temple Medical Ctr. NEW HAVEN Clinics 1000-4999 Tangoe ORANGE Technology 1000-4999 Milford Hospital MILFORD Hospitals 500-999 United Illuminating Co NEW HAVEN Utilities 500-999 Marrakech Inc. WOODBRIDGE Social Service Welfare Organizations 500-999 Schick-Wilkinson Sword MILFORD Marketing Programs Services 500-999 Quinnipiac University HAMDEN Schools-Universities Colleges Academic 500-999 Knights of Columbus NEW HAVEN Fraternal Organizations 500-999 Assa Abloy Door Security Solutions NEW HAVEN Valves Pipe Fittings NEC Mfrs 500-999 SUBWAY World Headquarters MILFORD Restaurant Management 500-999 Knights of Columbus Insurance NEW HAVEN Insurance 500-999 Source Connecticut Department of Labor. Top 25 Employers. Retrieved from www1.ctdol.state.ct.uslmiempsearch.asp 20 Largest Employers in the South Central Region BASTA ORGANIC SUSTAINABLE KOSHERVEGAN AND GLUTEN-FREE DISHES. NO MINIMUM ON CREDIT CARDS. NO MAXIMUM ON LOVE. AND ALWAYS FREE WIFI. WINNER BEST VEGETARIAN www.clairescornercopia.com www.bastatrattoria.com Everything starts with Real Food Claire Criscoulo AUTHENTIC ITALIAN WITH A MODERN TWIST FOOD SO FRESH WE DONT EVEN OWN A FREEZER AND. FEATURING PIEDMONTESI BEEF WILD SALMON NEVER FARMED RAISED AND FRESH EVERYTHING. 6 7 Economy Bioscience 4Catalyzer Achillion Alexion Ancera Applivate Arvinas Axerion Therapeutics Azitra BioArray Therapeutics Core Informatics Durata IsoPlexis Kolltan Medtronics Melinta Mt. Sinai Icahn School of Medicine New England Partners New Haven Pharmaceuticals Protein Sciences TummyZen Wellinks Technology Clarity Software Continuity Core Informatics Device 42 Digital Surgeons Grey Wall Software MEA Mobile Precipio Diagnostics Prometheus Research Proton Onsite SeeClickFix Square 9 Softworks Technolutions New and Expanding Companies Employment Primary Secondary Education Source httpwww.usnews.comeducationbest-high-schoolsarticleshow-states-compare U.S. Census Bureau 2009-2013 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates B15002 New Haven Promise New Haven Promise Scholarships cover whatever tuition expense remains after federal and state government grants if any at up to 10000 a year over four years thats 40000 All New Haven high school students who have fulfilled the requirements are eligible for the scholarship. Details at www. newhavenpromise.org Primary and Secondary Schools U.S. News and World Reports Best High Schools 2015 lists Connecticut as 3 in the U.S. using college preparedness and state test results as key indicators. Indeed over 35.82 of residents in the region have a Bachelors Degree or higher. Greater New Haven offers a broad range of primary and secondary schools including public magnet vo-tech private and parochial. New Haven Interdistrict Magnet Schools are available to suburban students with programs focusing on a number of disciplines including Engineering Science Health Sciences Sports Medicine and Science Technology Communications Getting the Rights Skills As bioscience and tech companies continue to drive the regions economy a concerted effort is underway to prepare residents with the skills necessary for existing jobs and in sectors with expected growth. These programs are designed for college students people seeking to update their skills or those looking for a career change. In 2015 three major initiatives kicked off at Southern Connecticut State University SCSU and Gateway Community College GWCC. Collaborating with the City of New Haven EDC of New Haven and the Regional Water Authority new majors and certification programs were designed to provide specialized education in the sectors with the greatest opportunities for new graduates including bioscience coding and public utility management. Fall In Love With Your Future The New York Times ranked GCC among the top five colleges and universities in Connecticut for incoming freshmen. Visit the GCC website for more information and see whats in it for you GatewayCT.edu 20 Church Street New Haven CT Over 90 courses and programs for academic advancement professional development and personal enrichment. Accredited Aordable Accessible 7 8 Economy Institution Total Source Yale University 12336 Yale Fact Sheet Southern Connecticut State University 10224 SCSU Fact Sheet Quinnipiac University 9035 College Navigator Gateway Community College 8200 College Navigator University of New Haven 6811 UNH Fact Sheet Middlesex Community College 3005 College Navigator Albertus Magnus 1550 College Navigator Paier College of Art 129 College Navigator Total 51290 Higher Education There are eight collegesuniversities located within the region with a total enrollment of 51290 students 31000 employees and a total economic impact of over 1.5 billion. SCSU Academic Library Science Building Photograph by Isabel ChenowethSCSU Great ideas are born when the time is right. But businesses can only grow when the right resources come together in one place at one time. Welcome REXa region of 15 central Connecticut towns where the business environment is optimized for companies that are ready to move advance and evolve. Contact us.We are ready to put the resources youve been looking for within your reach. Learn more at rexdevelopment.com 545 LONG WHARF DRIVE 4TH FLOOR NEW HAVEN CT 06511 PH 203.785.1000 8 9 Economy Transportation Getting your drivers license is a rite of passage in American culture. Interestingly many newly licensed drivers are less and less eager to hit the road. In recognition of the shifting culture regional transportation planning is balancing current needs with upcoming demand. Greater New Havens shoreline route offers robust commuter service to both the east and west of New Haven. The east is served by Shore Line East offering service from New London to New Haven. Metro-North provides commuter service to the west with stops at major commercial hubs between New Haven and Grand Central Station. The New Haven-Hartford-Springfield commuter rail line with expected completion in January 2018 will connect the Knowledge Corridor between Connecticut and Massachusetts. Additionally New Havens Union Station is Amtraks 10th busiest station in the U.S. providing service on the Northeast Regional Boston to Washington D.C. and Vermonter routes. State and federal investment in the regions highway infrastructure has reaped huge benefits for travelers along I-95 and I-91. The New Haven Harbor Crossing Corridor Improvement Program is complete and the reconfiguration of the I-95 I-91 and Route 34 interchange will provide additional enhancements for drivers in to and out of New Haven. On a more local level the Route 34 Downtown Crossing project removed a portion of the highway to knit downtown New Haven with the medical district. This project reclaimed 10 acres of developable land to promote an expanded livable and walkable community improve regional connectivity and allow the relocation of Alexion Pharmaceuticals World Headquarters in January 2016. Walking and cycling are part transportation and part recreation in Greater New Haven. The City of New Haven in addition to being an innately walkable city has added bike lanes to many main thoroughfares. Residents often congregate near the town centers that were originally designed as centers for social interaction and commerce. Parks throughout the region offer walking hiking and biking trails with varying degrees of difficulty. Tweed New Haven Regional Airport offers one-stop service to over 130 destinations. Additionally Bradley Airport in Windsor Locks approximately 50 miles from downtown New Haven recently landed non-stop service to Dublin via Aer Lingus. Union Station Photograph by Michael MarslandYale University 9 10 Economy Demographics Greater New Haven Population 570574 Households 219188 Per Capita Income 33732 Median Household Income 65629 Median Sales Price of Homes New Haven County 235900 Median Age 39.1 Percent of the Population 25 Years with a Bachelors Degree or Higher 35.65 4th highest in the U.S. Bethany Population 5524 Households 1915 Per Capita Income 44641 Median Household Income 109564 Median Sales Price of Homes 328500 Median Age 43 Branford Population 28062 Households 12401 Per Capita Income 42521 Median Household Income 70075 Median Sales Price of Homes 326000 Median Age 48 East Haven Population 29188 Households 11355 Per Capita Income 31147 Median Household Income 63574 Median Sales Price of Homes 172300 Median Age 42 Guilford Population 22353 Households 8843 Per Capita Income 53106 Median Household Income 95745 Median Sales Price of Homes 358000 Median Age 47 Hamden Population 60735 Households 23034 Per Capita Income 33888 Median Household Income 68462 Median Sales Price of Homes 185000 Median Age 37 Madison Population 18269 Households 6971 Per Capita Income 53943 Median Household Income 108175 Median Sales Price of Homes 400500 Median Age 46.6 Meriden Population 60674 Households 23787 Per Capita Income 26941 Median Household Income 53831 Median Sales Price of Homes 148500 Median Age 39 Milford Population 52826 Households 21071 Per Capita Income 40158 Median Household Income 79531 Median Sales Price of Homes 273700 Median Age 43 New Haven Population 129898 Households 49308 Per Capita Income 23339 Median Household Income 38482 Median Sales Price of Homes 164500 Median Age 30 North Branford Population 14369 Households 5568 Per Capita Income 38271 Median Household Income 82460 Median Sales Price of Homes 251000 Median Age 44 North Haven Population 24037 Households 8909 Per Capita Income 38975 Median Household Income 83089 Median Sales Price of Homes 262700 Median Age 47 Orange Population 13919 Households 4844 Per Capita Income 48101 Median Household Income 106372 Median Sales Price of Homes 349300 Median Age 45 Wallingford Population 45047 Households 17113 Per Capita Income 36306 Median Household Income 75467 Median Sales Price of Homes 245000 Median Age 42 West Haven Population 55386 Households 21878 Per Capita Income 26602 Median Household Income 51911 Median Sales Price of Homes 151500 Median Age 38 Woodbridge Population 8973 Households 3350 Per Capita Income 63756 Median Household Income 129008 Median Sales Price of Homes 381000 Median Age 49 Sources U.S. Census Bureau Census 2000 Tables DP-1 DP-2 2010 U.S. Census Demographic Profile Data Table DP-1 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates Tables B19013 B19301 and 2009- 2013 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates Tables B01003 DP02 DP05 B19013 B19301 Berkshire Hathaway Home Services New England Properties 4th Quarter 2015 Market Report 10 11 Options Picturesque New England towns and lively small cities make the region a desirable place for people of all ages. Strong schools and beautiful parks and beaches provide an ideal setting to raise children while an attractive mix of cultural institutions restaurants and shopping make it an inviting destination for young professionals and empty nesters. Housing options within the region span the spectrum from refurbished downtown studio apartments to historic colonial homes. With a total area of 369 sq. miles youll never be far from your favorite activity no matter where you decide to call home. Housing Photograph by Matt SmithCity of New Haven FEATUREDBRANDS 896 ELM STREET NEW HAVENCT G E A R T O F U E L Y O U R O U T D O O R S T A T E O F M I N D . savorevery month in 11 12 Housing Cost of Living Comparison On its own Greater New Haven is an awesome place to live. But if you had your heart set on Boston or New York remember Greater New Haven is the epicenter of these two cities at a much more reasonable price according to December 2015 data from rentjungle.com. For information on realtors please visit our website at www.visitnewhaven.com visitorinforealtor-information Source www.rentjungle.com Location New Haven 1332 1191 1431 715 Boston 2604 2283 2758 1379 New York 3554 3190 3980 1990 Two bedroom cost per person - double occupancy Two bedroom Overall average rent One bedroom Chris RappaSouth Central Regional Council of Governments 12 The Sun Always Shines at the Taft A New Haven Tradition Since 1912 Studio One-Bedroom Two Bedroom Styles taftapartments.com 265 College St. 2A New Haven CT 06510 infotaftapartments.com 203-495-8238 13 Arts Culture Lifestyle Arts Residents enjoy arts and culture on a grand scale in Greater New Haven. Works by Constable Monet Warhol and other legendary artists on display at our world-class are just the tip of the paint brush. Prefer your art al fresco Stroll the Madison Sculpture Mile gaze at Varinis Square with Four Circles in Temple Plaza or download the walking art tour maps of New Haven and Yale University. There is more to our art scene than the celebrated artists of yesteryear. Local galleries showcase the painting pottery sculpture and jewelry created by homegrown artists. The Yale Rep the Shubert and Long Wharf Theatre produce award winning plays featuring current stars as well as up and coming actors. The music scene includes landmark pieces from the Yale School of Music jazz at Firehouse 12 and the latest red-hot bands at College Street Music Hall. History New Haven founded in 1638 is the first planned city in America. Serving as the center of commerce at its inception the New Haven Green is now a popular spot for walking picnics concerts and special events. Throughout the region one need only view the architecture to see Greater New Havens evolution from a colonial settlement to a collection of modern towns and cities. The Henry Whitfield House State Museum c.1639 in Guilford is the oldest house in Connecticut and the oldest stone house in New England. This unusual stone building was constructed in 1639 for Henry Whitfield one of the founders of Guilford. For something more modern dont miss Ingalls Rink at Yale known by locals as the Yale Whale designed by Eero Saarinen. To learn more about our past the New Haven Museum provides a comprehensive overview of the history of the City of New Haven while the historical societies of the suburban towns weave their own tales. The Yale University Campus Tour is a must-do for history buffs. As the stories of New Haven and Yale are so interconnected the tour serves as both a welcome to Yale University and the City of New Haven. 806 State Street New Haven 203.777.6670 lorcio.com DINE AL FRESCO IN THE GARDEN AT LORCIO Serving Contemporary Italian Cuisine LOrcios menus feature in house made specialty pastas like pappardelle gnocchi and ravioli. Chef dAmuri also works his magic preparing a variety of sh and meat dishes daily. Serving Lunch Fridays Dinner Tuesday - Sunday Private Room Available D A N C E S I N G P L AY NEIGHBORHOOD MUSIC SCHOOL NEIGHBORHOOD MUSIC SCHOOL100 audubon new haven call today 203.624.5189 NeighborhoodMusicSchool.org DANCE Drama Music More twitter.com NewHavenLiving Follow us on Facebook Twitter facebook.com NewHavenLiving 13 14 Claires Corner Copia Photograph by Steve BlazoThe shops at Yale Dining Theres no doubt Greater New Haven is an international dining destination the names say it all. Restaurants like Barcelona Coromandel Cuisine of India and La Luna promise a multicultural feast and they deliver deliciously. Not too long ago the core ethnic dining experience in Greater New Haven was based upon our strong Italian-American heritage from the famed coal-fired apizza from Pepes and Sallys to the elegant dining of Tre Scalini. Restaurants throughout the region incorporate local produce into their seasonal menus. While the recipes are perpetually evolving the results are consistently delectable. And since no mouthwatering meal would be complete without a glass of vino enjoy local wine from Chamard Gouveia Paradise Hills Savino or Bishops vineyards and wineries. Lifestyle Recreation Youll love the four seasons of action in Southern Connecticut. At the first sign of spring shed the winter gear and celebrate natures reawakening with The Audubon Shops annual bird walks at Hammonasset Beach State Park the stunning Japanese cherry blossoms along Wooster Street and the breathtaking Daffodil Festival at Hubbard Park. Blessed with 40 miles of prime shoreline real estate sunbathing swimming and cruising are cherished summer pursuits in Greater New Haven. Soak up the arts outdoors at the International Festival of Arts Ideas the Annual Craft Expo and performances by Elm City Shakespeare. The festival season kicks off in August with the Potato and Corn Festival Oyster Festival and Odyssey. With the refreshing fall air more fairs beckon. The North Haven Fair is a timeless New England agricultural events with livestock rides and customary carnival treats. Head to the farms to pick-your- own apples and pumpkins or challenge your sense of direction in puzzling corn mazes. At holiday time youll love your shopping options. In the town centers youll explore eclectic boutiques on the quest for the perfect gift. A diverse mix of shopping options can be found at The shops at Yale from Apple to Wave. Come winter if you are a hearty soul brave the frosty weather to track eagles and seals on their annual pilgrimages. For more information on the offerings of Greater New Haven head over to www. visitNewHaven.com. Square with Four Circles Felice VariniSite Projects 14 15 We Offer Compelling Content Engaging Design Editorial Services Increased Branding High Quality Production Proprietary Distribution Sales and Revenue Solutions Magazines are an organic appeal for consumers. Make sure to leverage this by publishing your own high-quality custom magazine. We provide a sponsored publication that aligns to a magazine in structure content and appeal. New Haven Living is a division of an integrated publishing organization that successfully appeals to a sophisticated market. Our experience makes us an ideal partner for your custom publishing needs. We can combine your branding with top-quality content and design to acheive anything your company or organization needs to communicate. Does Your Company Need A Custom Publication Contact your New Haven Living Account Representative today or Michael Guinan at 860-241-6201or mguinannewhavenliving.com 2016-2017 Relocation Guide Welcome to Greater New Haven Ph h f Ki d Cli ff A D V E R T I S I N G S U P P L E M E N T The Class of 2015 Exemplifies The Hamden Hall Experience These young people have excelled in the classroom on stage on the playing fields and have been mentors to our entire school community. Hamden Hall Country Day School Educating students in PreSchool through Grade 12. 1108 Whitney Ave. Hamden Ct. 203.752.2610 www.hamdenhall.org Transportation available 15 16