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Fair Haven Heights is a neighborhood in the eastern portion of New Haven, Connecticut, along the east side of the Quinnipiac River. The west side of the river contains the neighborhood known as Fair Haven. Bordered on the north side by Highway 80 and on the south by both Ferry Street and Warwick Avenue, Fair Haven Heights enjoys use of the outdoor recreation area that runs along Quinnipiac River. The river serves as the neighborhood’s western border, while the town of East Haven is the eastern border.
The town was originally named Dragon by the fishermen and oystermen who settled here in the 1700s. Possibly named for the seals who populated the area, the Native American word for these creatures sounds like the word dragon. Oyster fishing became a source of food and commerce for the early settlers, who looked across the river from the high hilly banks of their side of the river to the area they called Neck, which is now known as Fair Haven.
Students attend schools in the New Haven Public School District, which include the Benjamin Jepson Magnet School and the Quinnipiac Middle School.
The river park provides opportunities for hiking and walking, as well as canoeing, fishing, boating, and kayaking. Older homes in the area display Victorian Gothic, Italian Villa, and Greek Revival architectural styles, especially along the river view streets of East Grand Avenue, Sherland Avenue, Quinnipiac Avenue, and Lenox Street. The Ferry Street Bridge links the area, and connects to a commercial district along Ferry Street. Commuters utilize the Connecticut Transit buses. The CitySeed is a weekly farmer’s market hosted by the neighborhood.