New Haven claims to be the Greatest Small City in America, which is a bold claim but one that it and New Haven County do a very capable job of backing up. While a slew of classic New England towns throughout, this Connecticut county gives you plenty of reasons to consider calling it home, even if you do your business in New York City.
The county is perhaps best known for Yale University, the Ivy League educational epicenter of the state, which includes museums and art centers of its own. But the county is brimming with many more art museums, historic sites, shopping centers, theatrical offerings, and music venues throughout. Those who want outdoor activities will have easy access to both mountains and beaches, as well as various state parks and green spaces.