OUR NEIGHBORHOOD

Paintings by Frank Bruckman & Joseph Adolphe

OUR NEIGHBORHOOD

WESTVILLE VILLAGE
The Austin Street Inn
is one of the founding homes of Historic Westville Village. The Westville Village Historic District is historically significant for its contribution to New Haven’s growth as a major industrial center from the second half of the 19th through the mid-20th century. In contrast to the light manufacturing and mercantile concerns located in downtown New Haven during this time, Westville was home to larger industrial factories which took advantage of the open space and waterpower from the three major water arteries: Wintergreen Brook, the West River, and Beaver Creek.

All amenities within walking distance of the Inn.
Thriving Artist Colony:
Home to six arts & craft galleries, several antique stores and a theater.
Height of Fashion:
Four clothing boutiques featuring hand-made and one-of-a-kind cutting edge fashion for men and women and a specialty knitting shop.
Keeping Fit/Looking good:
A yoga/pilates/personal training studio, tennis specialty store, three hair salons, two day spas and a jewelry store.
A wide assortment of cafes and sit-down restaurants:
From bagels to burgers, Chinese food to pizza, a hungry visitor is sure to find something that hits the spot.
Every day necessities:
A library, post office, three banks, two auto repair shops, convenience store, optician, frame shop, and computer repair.

Westville Renaissance Association:
A list of weekly Westville Village happenings and merchants are posted on the website of the Westville Renaissance Association, westvillect.org.

Judge's CaveWest Rock Ridge State Park:
West Rock Ridge State Park, the top of which can be seen from the Austin Street Inn, provides opportunities for hiking, biking, fishing (with a license), and horseback riding. While geographically spectacular, the park is also historically significant, as it served as a hiding place for three judges who signed the death warrant of King Charles I in 1649.

Edgewood Park:
Edgewood Park, a short walk down Westville’s main street, is a beautiful city park. Its current design, by Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr., dates from 1910. It houses public tennis and basketball courts and hosts a weekly farmers’ market for most of the year. The park is also home to memorials to the Spanish-American War and the Holocaust.