With close proximity to business and commercial centers, Hamden is an excellent location for a quiet and convenient suburban life.
Hamden is often referred to as "Land of the Sleeping Giant", by residents of Connecticut because of the intriguing rock formation in Sleeping Giant State Park, located in the Mount Carmel section of the town.
The Eli Whitney Museum creator of the cotton gin preserves the roots of the industrial revolution that changed the country and the world. This is a beautifully classic New England setting with a waterfall and covered bridge.
Whitney constructed stone houses for his employees in the nearby area - Whitneyville - and is believed to be the first example of employer-provided housing in the United States.
The Farmington Canal has become, a popular walking and bicycling trail, passing through some of the well-preserved locks of the canal, as well as some of the cities oldest sites.
The city has a Dog Park which is a completely fenced in area with a brick path and patio, with a separate small dog area with its own entrance.
Plenty of outdoor space is available for year-round sports and leisure from the large areas of undeveloped land.