East Rock is a neighborhood in New Haven, Connecticut with a population of 12,985. East Rock is in New Haven County and is one of the best places to live in Connecticut. Living in East Rock offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In East Rock there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in East Rock and residents tend to be liberal.
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East Rock Reviews
I moved here recently from the west coast and quite enjoy living in the East Rock area. Plenty of restaurants within walking distance and a quick drive / bike ride to downtown. The neighborhood is packed with Yale grad students and is colloquially known as the 'grad school ghetto' - so lots of extremely bright and interesting young people that don't have a lot of spending power, which suits me just fine. The public schools are sub-par and I'd be be remiss to enroll my young child in them - with the one exception being Hooker Elementary. If the city can turn around the school system and lower property taxes (which are obscene) I think people would flock to New Haven.
There's a mix - there's not enough grocery stores or pharmacies, but great amenities like restaurants and cafes.
Not many jobs available in the area, but more opportunities are available outside my immediate neighborhood.