Conveniently located just minutes from downtown New Haven and 35 miles to Hartford, East Haven offers an easy commute via I-95, I-91 as well as Route 80. Homes here have remained very affordable and the town offers a diversity of housing options including well-preserved Colonial homes, beach front condominiums and quiet family neighborhoods. There is a wide array of homes for first time buyers, growing families, retirees and even those looking for larger, upscale homes as well as a second home or vacation home.
East Haven proudly calls itself "the small town with big city services." Residents are proud of their town which represents everything which is good about so many of Connecticut's smaller towns: a close knit community spirit, rich historical background, economic diversity, an excellent location, a host of municipal services and the added benefit of its sparkling shoreline and beaches.
East Haven's attractive shoreline provides two miles of public and private beach and a marina that offer an endless array of marine activities for water, beach and boat lovers. The Farm River, which extends almost the entire length of town, offers scenic beauty as well as great fishing and additional recreation. Recreational activities abound with an abundance of facilities throughout town that include numerous parks and playgrounds, tennis courts, municipal swimming pool, skating rink and a senior center. An active Parks and Recreation Department provides year round programs and activities for all ages.
There are bountiful shopping and dining choices with several major department stores and shopping centers along Route 80, plus a variety of area restaurants to fit all tastes and budgets. The vibrant town center is the central business district and hub of the town's services. The tree-lined Town Green is the site of the annual East Haven Fall Festival and summer concerts. The Shoreline Trolley Museum provides a unique glimpse into the past with nostalgic rides in authentic trolley cars.
Educational opportunities include well-regarded public and private institutions. East Haven public schools consist of eight elementary schools, one middle school and a state of the art East Haven High School built in 2002. The East Haven Academy is a highly acclaimed magnet school for grades 3 through 8 that was earned a Blue Ribbon School award in 2005.
With residential areas in a variety of prices and styles, East Haven offers a range of homes from high-end new construction to affordably priced older homes in established neighborhoods. Home buyers are sure to find East Haven's family-friendly neighborhoods, beach and water activities, community spirit and convenient location make it a wonderful place to call home.