The off-campus apartments are decently close. Depending on where you are, the walk is probably between ten and 30 minutes. The university runs shuttles year-round, so it's easy to get to and from school. The "Yale" part of New Haven is contiguous and relatively small, so you're never too far away, and you're always surrounded by other Yale people.To be clear, the aforementioned discussion applies to "grad student ghetto," the area of New Haven between Whitney Avenue, State Street, East Rock, and Trumbull Street, and toWooster Square. If you wanted to be closer, there are great apartments between the med. school and the main campus and on the side of campus just past Pierson College. In these areas, you'll be surrounded by as many undergrads as grads (that's where most off-campus undergrads live), but you'll be within a block or two of campus and have easy access to downtown nightlife, etc. The dorms are fine, but New Haven's housing is nice and relatively cheap, so I would suggest checking out the off-campus opportunities. I couldn't possibly move back into dorms after one year off-campus during college and two years of life outside college. There's no way I'd give up my queen-size bed and kitchen.
Wooster Square ... which is the Pepe's (and Sally's!) neighborhood. I think Pepe's is the best, but Modern, on State Street, is almost as good, and much easier to get into.
Quote from: headlesschicken on February 01, 2005, 01:14:40 PMWooster Square ... which is the Pepe's (and Sally's!) neighborhood. I think Pepe's is the best, but Modern, on State Street, is almost as good, and much easier to get into.I'm a Sally's loyalist!!! Much better than Pepe's... But, yes, Modern is good, too, and you don't have to wait in a line out the door like at Sally's. Bar (a bar in New Haven) has pizza made from the same recipe as Sally's (they stole it).