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Hamden, CT

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Old-world New England charm is the first thing you will notice about Hamden. A suburb of New Haven, Hamden was been rated #33 on Fortune magazine's Best Places to Live and Launch list, and #53 on CNN Money's list of the 100 Best Place to Live. These lists cite incentives for small business owners, an exceptional school system, an active classical music community, and the vitality that comes from local Quinnipiac University as reasons that Hamden is a great place to live for families and professionals.

Hamden Apartments

$790-$1050

Sunset Ridge Apartments
Beds: 1-2  •  Baths: 1

$1065-$1560

Brewery Square Apartments
Beds: 1-3  •  Baths: 1-2

$800-$2500

Seramonte
Beds: Studio-4
Baths: 1-2.5

$1300-$3050

Ardenwood Apartments
Beds: 1-3
Baths: 1-2

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Florence Virtue Homes
Beds: 1-4
Baths: 1-2

$1490-$1515

Aspen Glen
Beds: 2
Baths: 2

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Quinnipiac University

When it was founded in 1929, Quinnipiac was a small college but has since grown into a university comprised of eight schools offering graduate and undergraduate degrees, including degrees in law and medicine. An enrollment of just over 8,000 students means class sizes are reasonable and students are able to get valuable individual attention from professors. The Quinnipiac Bobcats are hometown sports heroes, especially the men's hockey team that has received national recognition. The university welcomes members of the community to visit and explore its beautiful campuses, especially recommended during fall when the leaves are changing.

A City Invested in Ar

The city government itself recognizes the value a vibrant arts community can add to an area. The Hamden Arts Commission is a publicly funded organization whose mission is to promote the arts through providing resources to local artists and by bringing in international artists and performers for concerts and exhibits. Every year the Arts Commission hosts a free summer concert series in Town Center Park that attracts world class entertainment in rock and roll, pop, and jazz. Additionally, the Commission provides a directory service for the benefit of local artists, musicians, and galleries and has become a lightning rod for an ever-growing creative scene.

The Eli Whitney Museu

The Eli Whitney Museum and Workshop in Hamden is both a museum of history and a museum of innovation. Located in a musket factory founded by Whitney himself in 1798, the site features exhibits about the life of Whitney and his most famous invention, the cotton gin. The museum also houses a permanent exhibit on A. C. Gilbert, another famous local inventor best known for inventing the erector set. Sandwiched between East Rock Park and Edgerton Park on the Mill River, the museum and surrounding areas are an ideal place to spend an afternoon.