Housing Information for Visiting Fellows
Please note that none of the following properties are inspected or endorsed by Yale University or the OISS. This is intended as a reference tool and more details can be found online in our housing section of our Handbook for International Students & Scholars at Yale, www.yale.edu/oiss.
Many of Yale’s students and scholars live in one of the four following New Haven neighborhoods: Science Hill/East Rock/Orange Street; Central/Downtown (CBD); Wooster Square; or Westville. Visit http://www.yale.edu/gradhousing/ochousing/index.html# to view these New Haven neighborhoods. For other maps and city information, http://www.cityofnewhaven.com/Maps/index.asp
Science Hill/East Rock/Orange Street – Many graduate students and a number of faculty mambers live in this area. Many of the apartments in this area are in multi- family homes. There are also several larger apartment buildings that have good turnover from year to year. This neighborhood has several local grocers, bars and coffee shops and is on the Yale Shuttle bus line. Trumbull and Cold Springs Street and Prospect and State Streets roughly border the East Rock/Orange Street neighborhood.
Central/Downtown – As its name implies, this neighborhood is in the heart of New Haven. Close to stores, restaurants and entertainment, this neighborhood is popular with students and scholars because of its close proximity to both the Medical School and Yale’s main campus. Streets in the downtown area include Chapel, Broadway, High, Park, York and Howe.
Wooster Square – Wooster Square is a neighborhood east of Yale and convenient to the main part of campus. At the center of the neighborhood is Wooster Square Park. This neighborhood includes Wooster Street, which is New Haven’s “Little Italy” and the home of two famous pizza restaurants, Sally’s and Pepe’s. St. John and Water Streets and Olive and Chestnut Streets border Wooster Square.
Westville – Westville is the home of the Yale Bowl and the Yale Golf Course. This neighborhood is about 15 minutes from campus by city bus ($1.25/one way) or car. Westville is more residential than the other neighborhoods and tends to be a little less expensive.
Beyond New Haven – In addition to the popular New Haven neighborhoods, some students and scholars make the surrounding cities of Hamden, Woodbridge, Branford, East Haven, or West Haven their home.
Whichever neighborhood/city you decide to live in, make sure you visit (or have someone visit for you) any room or apartment you are considering renting before making any agreements or signing a lease. Like anywhere else, each neighborhood has apartments that vary in price and quality; signing a lease “sight unseen” (without first seeing the apartment) still binds you to the terms of the lease regardless of the condition of the apartment.
Guide to typical abbreviations in housing listings:
|A/C = air conditioning||M = male|
|appls = appliances||/mo = per month|
|BR, bdr, bdrm = bedroom||prkg = parking|
|C/A = central air conditioning||ref = references|
|F = female||reqd = required|
|flr = floor||rm = room|
|frplc = fireplace||sec = security|
|H&HW = heat and hot water included in rent||s/r stove & refrigerator|
|hdwd = hardwood floors||twnhse = townhouse|
|hwy = highway||util incl = utilities included with rent|
|kd = kitchen disposal||W/ = with|
|LR = living room||W/D hkip = washer/dryer hookup|
|lrg = large||W/W = wall to wall carpeting|
Graduate Housing – www.yale.edu/gradhousing
Graduate Housing offices are open weekdays 9am – 4pm. Dorm rooms and apartments from graduate housing are typically filled by early summer. ONLY graduate students are eligible and will receive information with their admission information.
Off-Campus Housing Website – https://your.yale.edu/community/campus-living
This is a great website to browse apartments and rentals that are available off-campus. In addition to a listing of apartments and rentals, this website also has links to hotels close to Yale, the Yale travel service, Yale parking and transit, and area Bed and Breakfasts. You may also visit the Off-Campus Housing Office in Room 300, 155 Whitney Avenue to print out your search findings free of charge.
This E-group contains both long and short term housing information on a regular basis, especially during the summer months. To view messages or sign up to receive group e-mails, visit http://groups.yahoo.com/group/yaleinternational/
University Properties – www.yale.edu/up
University Properties are apartment buildings and complexes that are owned by Yale University. Like the rooms and apartments offered through graduate housing, apartments offered through University Properties are typically filled by the end of the summer. These properties are managed through Elm Campus Partners, LLC, a private management company. For availability and applications, contact Elm Campus Partners at (203) 776-4466 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The New Haven Register – www.newhavenregister.com
The New Haven Register is New Haven’s local newspaper and carries ads for apartment and house rentals. After entering the website, click on “classifieds”, then “real estate”. It is sometimes helpful to look at the ads in the previous Sunday’s paper, as Sunday tends to carry the most ads. If there are particular features that you want/require, you may type them into the ‘keyword’ squares and your search will be narrowed to include those features.
Realtors are professionals who help individuals and families find housing. They typically work with people interested in buying a home, condominium, townhouse or renting an apartment. Management companies are responsible for renting out and maintaining apartments in apartment buildings.
- Beazley Company: 97 Whitney Avenue, (203) 865-2000
Specializes in home, townhouse and condominium sales
- C.A. White: 1211 Chapel Street, (203) 777-6891, www.cawhite.com
- Chelsea Company: 80 Howe Street, (203) 776-0623
- CT Apartment Locators: 780 State Street, (203) 776-6683, (877) 598-7368 (outside of New Haven)
- Page Taft GMAC Real Estate, Paula Baraket, Realtor: (203) 453-6511, extension 105
Specializes in helping faculty and visiting scholars find permanent and temporary housing on the Connecticut Shoreline, particularly Branford, Guilford and Madison
- Ross Realty: 714 State Street, (203) 777-4411
Several websites list apartment buildings in the greater New Haven area. Many of these listings include pictures, floor plans, amenities and leasing information.
Apartments in Downtown New Haven
|Cambridge Oxford Apartments||32 High Street||772-4940|
|Campus View Apartments||84 Howe Street||1-800-767-6891|
|Center Court||116 Court Street||562-2590|
|The CenterPointe||Church & Chapel Streets|
|Chapel Lofts||Chapel Street West||1-800-767-6891|
|The Liberty||152 Temple Street||772-2865|
|Mayfair Court Apartments||825-835 Elm Street||1-800-767-6891|
|The Residences at Ninth Square||85 Orange Street||624-9000|
|The Taft Apartments||265 College Street||495-8232|
|Temple Square Apartments||100 Temple Street||624-1300|
|The Traymore||120 Dwight Street||1-800-767-6891|
Apartments Just Outside of Downtown New Haven (east of State Street)
|Strouse Adler||78 Olive Street||772-6683|
|Brewery Square||1 Brewery Square||776-8426|
If you do not have housing upon arriving in New Haven, you will need short-term housing while searching for an apartment. Most students and scholars either stay in a local hotel or in a bed-and-breakfast (also known as a B&B - a private home with rooms available to rent on a short-term basis) during their search. Several of the local bed-and-breakfasts offer special rates for students/scholars who are looking for housing. A list of local hotels and bed-and-breakfasts can be found at http://offcampusliving.yale.edu/resources/other-housing-options/overnight-accomodations.
Hamden – Carriage House, 2297 Whitney Avenue, (203) 777-6891 or toll free, 1-800-767-6891, http://www.thecarriagehousehamden.com/. Newly renovated, fully furnished studios and one-bedroom suites. All utilities included, telephone & answering service with voicemail, cable TV, kitchenette, housekeeping service. Minimum stay is one month. It is about ten-minute drive to Yale or a 25-minute public bus ride.
Marriott Residence Inns – Residence Inns are a combination of hotel convenience and the comforts of home. All suites include fully equipped kitchens and separate living areas. The kitchens come equipped with your basic amenities (refrigerator, cook-top ranges, some ovens, cooking utensils, flatware, dishes). Each suite also comes with cable TV, iron/ironing board and daily housekeeping. Both locations have outdoor swimming pools and they offer complimentary breakfast buffet and evening social hour with light food. For more information can be found at www.residenceinn.com or contact the specific location directly.
Marriott Residence Inn
3 Long Wharf Drive New Haven, CT 06511
Residence Inn Marriott
62 Rowe Avenue Milford, CT 06460
MORE HOUSING RESOURCES
Apartment Searching Tips – http://www.homestore.com
This valuable web site offers apartment hunting tips, an apartment checklist as a guide to inspecting and comparing choices and an overview of leases, subletting and security deposits. Advice on packing and moving out of an apartment is also included on this site.
Connecticut Housing Information - http://connpirg.org/CT.asp?id2=4725&id3=CT& This website gives information about tenants’ rights, landlord obligations, etc.
School Information – http://www.nhps.net/
If you have a child and schools are a factor in your housing hunt, you may find this database of information about Connecticut’s public schools helpful as well as the link to the map of New Haven Public Schools, http://www.cityofnewhaven.com/InformationTechnology/pdfs/School_System_Map_2013-2014.pdf. If you are interested in finding a private school for your child, visit www.caisct.org.
Property Insurance Plan – Yale has made available a Personal Property Insurance program underwritten by Harleysville Insurance, and administered by Haylor, Freyer & Coon. This comprehensive program provides affordable personal property coverage with low deductible options, and easy enrollment for all Yale students, faculty & staff. For more information and enrollment form, go to: www.yale.edu/finance/controller/riskman/programs/personalProperty.html