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Old 04-23-2014, 04:23 PM
 
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Hello all. I will be moving to New Haven around June 1 to move closer to work. I'm a 26-year-old male, so the thought of living around Chapel Street is appealing to me. I'm also looking at places in East Rock and Westville.

I was wondering what Chapel Street residents do about parking. Right now I'm looking at places around Chapel and Park. I know it's mostly metered parking around there. Does that fall in a residential parking zone? How is the residential parking around there in general?

Also, feel free to chime in on the three neighborhoods I listed. I know each 'hood is unique. Hoping some people here can speak about living in these neighborhoods from personal experience. Thanks.
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Old 04-23-2014, 06:15 PM
 
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Depends on where on Chapel Street. Few apartments have private lots, or arrangements with parking garages. Most of the time you'll have to pay extra to rent a spot in a lot or parking garage. Street spots are not practical as you're limited to 2-4 hour windows generally.

East Rock and Westville are great. Southern East Rock is convenient to downtown and nightlife. Westville is a bit more isolated, and you'll find yourself driving to get to the action. Both have plenty of people your age living there. Maybe a little moreso in East Rock given the heavy graduate student population.

Chapel and Park is one of the nicest parts of the city in general and a pretty ideal spot for being in walking distance to almost anything, but again - parking will be a challenge.

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Old 04-23-2014, 06:17 PM
 
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This website from the city of New Haven may help. You can pull up the residential zones.

Welcome to the New Haven Department of Transportation, Traffic and Parking

For a young person, I'd choose either downtown of East Rock. Westville is lovely but it's a little more remote from city center. It's also, IMO, more family oriented. East Rock has lots of college students, college professors, people who study or work at Yale- New haven Hospital. It has a somewhat younger vibe than Westville. It's also essentially closer to downtown
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Old 04-23-2014, 06:26 PM
 
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This website from the city of New Haven may help. You can pull up the residential zones.

Welcome to the New Haven Department of Transportation, Traffic and Parking

For a young person, I'd choose either downtown of East Rock. Westville is lovely but it's a little more remote from city center. It's also, IMO, more family oriented. East Rock has lots of college students, college professors, people who study or work at Yale- New haven Hospital. It has a somewhat younger vibe than Westville. It's also essentially closer to downtown
That map is a little hard to read, but it looks like Chapel and Park is right on the edge of parking zone #6. So I stand corrected about street parking, if I'm reading it correctly.
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Old 04-23-2014, 06:45 PM
 
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Yep. Park is right on the eastern edge of zone no. 6. I'm assuming the blue streets here are the ones reserved for residential parking.
http://www.cityofnewhaven.com/Traffi...pdfs/rpz_6.pdf

Thanks for all the advice. I saw an apartment in Westville yesterday, and I liked it but you're right: it's a little too isolated. Westville has a lot of charm, but I'm not exactly looking for charm right now.

I'm seeing two apartments tomorrow downtown (1 on Howe, 1 on Park) and one in East Rock (Orange and Humphrey Streets). Hoping to make a decision by the end of the week.
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Old 04-23-2014, 06:51 PM
 
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Orange and Humphrey is a great location too. Great neighborhood, near Upper State Street, and not a far walk to downtown.
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Old 04-23-2014, 08:27 PM
 
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There isn't a random place like a grocery store plaza to park in New Haven, is there? :/
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Old 04-23-2014, 08:32 PM
 
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There isn't a random place like a grocery store plaza to park in New Haven, is there? :/
Huh?
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Old 04-24-2014, 12:50 AM
 
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^Lol!

As in, there's no shopping plaza I can just park my car and walk around New Haven? Correct? If I recall correctly, it's either park in the street and pay the meter or park in one of those lots where a guy chases after you to pay, lol! (The parking lots with the booth, basically).

Oh, then there are parking garages...but you pay for that as well.
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Old 04-24-2014, 06:16 AM
 
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^Lol!

As in, there's no shopping plaza I can just park my car and walk around New Haven? Correct? If I recall correctly, it's either park in the street and pay the meter or park in one of those lots where a guy chases after you to pay, lol! (The parking lots with the booth, basically).

Oh, then there are parking garages...but you pay for that as well.
It is an urban area. You don't have big strip malls with expansive parking lots. You can find that as you head out to Westville area but not in downtown. That is why it always costs $$ to park in an urban area...not just New Haven but any city.
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