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Overview of West Haven

Living in West Haven apartments for rent puts you in a scenic community located near the Long Island Sound. Tucked along a four-mile stretch of coastline near New Haven, West Haven is one of the largest cities in the state as well as one of the most beautiful. This city is the ideal locale for urbanites seeking a bit of seclusion, as you can be in New York City in a short drive from West Haven apartments. With the proximity of world-class attractions and unmatched scenery, there are plenty of reasons to consider making a move to West Haven. According to statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau, roughly 55,500 people call West Haven home.

Living in West Haven

While looking at West Haven apartments for rent, it won't be long until you notice the rich history of this city. First settled in 1648, West Haven wasn't independent from New Haven until 1921. Over the many years this community has been able to grow, West Haven has been considered a great place to call home. In fact, BusinessWeek named West Haven the best place to raise your kids in Connecticut in 2009 based on the high-quality school system here. The community received a livability rating of 72 by AreaVibes for its stable housing market, high graduation rates, local amenities and high income per capita.

West Haven Apartments and Cost of Living

One of the most attractive features of West Haven apartments for rent is the low median rental rate that is 3 percent less expensive than the rest of the state. In addition, the overall cost of living is 4 percent less than the rate in the state, although it is 27 percent more than the nation's average. Renters will also be able to save a bit on transportation costs. The average cost of a gallon of gas is 1 percent less than the state's going rate, and the commute is about 7 percent shorter. Residents of apartments in West Haven will also be able to save a little bit of money by walking to area amenities, as Walkscore rated the community as "somewhat walkable."

Apartments in West Haven Work and Study

Finding your way into apartments for rent in West Haven allows you to be within arm's reach of a prosperous business environment. Some of the top employers in the county include Yale University, Southern Connecticut State University, Bozzuto's, United Healthcare and Covidien. Students living in the area also have plenty of opportunities in the area.

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