East Haven, Connecticut

Introduction to East Haven, Connecticut
East Haven, Connecticut, in New Haven county, is 3 miles SE of New Haven, Connecticut and 68 miles NE of New York, New York. The town is in the New Haven- Meriden area. There are 28,189 residents in East Haven.
East Haven sits in south central Connecticut on the east bank of New Haven Harbor. The first church society organized in 1709 and the town’s incorporation dates to 1785. In 1881, New Haven purchased a western part of the town, thereby altering its borders.
Today, East Haven is a New Haven suburb covering about 13 square miles. The town has 3.5 miles of beachfront on Long Island Sound, including a town beach. Housing in East Haven includes spacious condominiums and apartments, traditional colonials, contemporaries and ranch styles.
East Haven History
East Haven was obtained on November 29, 1638, by Puritan settlers Theophilus Eaton and Reverend John Davenport. It was then called East Farms. Settlements were established here in 1639. The New Haven colony merged with the Connecticut Colony in 1655 and an ironwork mill was set up here. As this mill became successful, the area came to be known as Iron Works Village. In May of 1707, the name of the town was changed to East Haven and it was officially incorporated in 1785.
East Haven and nearby Attractions
· Shore Line Trolley Museum
· Hagaman Memorial Library
· Silver Sands Beach & Momauguin Beach
· Alling Memorial Golf Course
Things To Do In East Haven
The Silver Sands Beach, Shell Beach, Momauguin Beach and West Silver Sands Beach are very popular tourist spots. One can also indulge in a variety of recreational activities and sports at these beaches. The Trolley Square Shopping Center is the ideal destination for those who love to shop.
Travel Times
Bradley Airport: 75 Minutes
Hartford: 60 Minutes
New Haven: 10 Minutes
New York City: 90 Minutes
NY Airports: 110 Minutes
White Plains: 95 Minutes
Transportation
CT Transit Bus
Education - Public
8 Elementary Schools, 1 Middle School, 1 High School
Education - Colleges/Universities
Albertus Magnus College
Gateway Community College
Quinnipiac University
Southern CT University
University of New Haven
Yale University
Hospitals/Healthcare
Children’s Hospital at Yale
Homecare-Lifetime Solutions
Laurelwoods Rehab/Convalescent Facility
Saint Raphael’s Hospital
Talmadge Park HealthCare Center
Yale-New Haven Hospital
Shopping
East Haven Shopping Center
Utilities
Comcast Cable
Regional Water Co.
Southern CT Gas
United Illuminating
East Haven Higher Education
Gateway Community College, Yale University, the University of New Haven, Southern Connecticut State University and Quinnipiac University provide higher educational opportunities to the residents of East Haven.