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Featured Apartments in Hamden, CT
Minutes from 191, 195 & Rte 15 ... Close to Downtown New Haven ...
Hamden CT, 06518
Close to Shopping...Location, convenience and serenity.....
Hamden CT, 06514
Overlooking Lake Whitney...Public transportation ..bookstores. restaurants, etc nearby..
Hamden CT, 06517
Scenic Views of Downtown Hamden & Sleeping Giant...Minutes to restaurants, shopping, museums...
Hamden CT, 06514
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Hamden CT, 06518
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Overview of Hamden
Hamden, Connecticut, is located just north of New Haven, giving residents easy access to one of the largest cities in the state, while still maintaining a suburban feel.
Nicknamed the "Land of the Sleeping Giant" after a mountain that, from a distance, resembles a rather large person resting, Hamden is a town that has many facets. People looking for Hamden apartments for rent will find that there is a unique, welcoming feeling that permeates the municipality.
Living in Hamden, CT
Hamden will be forever linked to the city to its south, New Haven, as the town began its history as part of the New Haven Colony, in 1638. By the late 18th century, Hamden - which was named for English statesman John Hampden - had split off from New Haven.
The town was quick to establish its own identity, and became an important part of the Industrial Revolution in Connecticut. Eli Whitney - the inventor of the cotton gin - was from the area and his arms manufacturing facility helped to shape the region in the 1800s and beyond. In addition, Charles Goodyear - the inventor of vulcanized rubber - was from New Haven and was active in the area.
In the second half of the 19th century, Hamden attracted a number of immigrants of Italian, Irish and German ancestry. The impact these hard-working people had on the area can still be seen today in social clubs, church groups and restaurants.
There are a number of attractive areas for those looking for Hamden rentals. Those looking to be closer to businesses may want to investigate around Dixwell Avenue, while people who want a bit quieter life will find many areas of the town that are appropriate.
Hamden Work and Study
Hamden, which has a population of nearly 60,000, is a great place to conduct business. In fact, CNNMoney placed it 33rd on its list of 100 Best Places to Live and Launch. One of the reasons for Hamden's inclusion on this list is the incentives the town offers for small businesses. Some of the major industries in Hamden include manufacturing, healthcare, financial services and real estate, according to CNNMoney.
In addition, many people with apartments in Hamden find employment in New Haven, which is a short commute away.
Quinnipiac University is the most prominent school in Hamden, and is well known around the nation for its polling institute. The school - which has more than 50 undergraduate programs, 20 graduate programs and a law school - has about 6,000 undergraduates, 2,000 graduates and 400 law students.
Hamden is also close to the educational opportunities offered in New Haven, such as the world-renowned Yale University and Southern Connecticut State University.
Rentals in Hamden, CT and Cost of Living
Hamden offers variety of rental housing, whether you’re looking for housing near the Quinnipiac campus or something in the southwest portion of the town. According to city-data.com, the median gross rent in Hamden in 2009 was $1,117.
Hamden Attractions and Special Events
There are many things to do in Hamden from enjoying nature to exploring the town's history.
Likely the best place to do the former is at Sleeping Giant State Park, which has many miles of trails and two miles of mountain top, giving people great views of the surrounding area.
The Eli Whitney Museum and Workshop gives people a chance to explore one of the central figures of 19th century American history. The museum will give people a glimpse into the inner workings of the Industrial Revolution.
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