Miles of Shore and So Much More...Building a Green and Clean Community!
West Haven is home to a young and diverse population. With roots in Connecticut’s historic past (its town Green is on the National Register of Historic Places), West Haven looks towards enhancing its future by capitalizing on its rich cultural roots, unique location, and shoreline resources. Home to University of New Haven and Yale’s West Campus, West Haven is a university town. The site of Connecticut’s “Coney Island,” (the former Savin Rock Amusement Park), West Haven is a city with fun at its heart. Snuggled between New Haven, with whom it shares the West River and Horseshoe Lagoon; Milford, where the Oyster River empties into the LI Sound; and the Town of Orange’s busy commercial strip, West Haven offers easy access to all the cultural and retail attractions of its neighbors while maintaining its own unpretentious small-town feel. With the longest publicly accessible shoreline in the State of Connecticut, including the Sandy Point Bird Sanctuary, West Haven is also a leader in coastal resiliency.