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Welcome to the page about the Dixwell neighborhood. Dixwell is a neighborhood of New Haven, Connecticut. Named for Dixwell Avenue, the main thoroughfare of the neighborhood which in turn was named for regicide judge John Dixwell, it is situated generally northwest of and adjacent to .
Settlement of the Dixwell neighborhood began in the 1700s, as the area was within close proximity to the center of New Haven and the Yale University campus. The opening of the Farmington Canal in the 1820s, which began Downtown, and ran through Dixwell on its path north to Northampton, Massachusetts, provided an additional impetus for settlement of the area, particularly after its conversion to a railroad line in the 1840s made the district a convenient place for industry. A series of small scale industrial developments in the area paved the way for the Winchester Repeating Arms Factory, which moved to New Haven in the 1870s and rapidly expanded in ensuing decades, eventually employing 25,000 local residents within over 40 buildings.
The Yale Police Department relocated its headquarters to the neighborhood in 2005, adjacent to the newly-created Scantlebury Park. The university's two new proposed residential colleges and University Health Services building will be located in the area as well.
Known as a "Greenway," the Farmington Canal has been converted into a paved walking and bicycling path and linear park between New Haven and Northampton, with the majority of the trail within Connecticut now completed.
Please see our Neighborhood Profiles page on DataHaven for demographic profile information about the neighborhood. A PDF Profile can be accessed here: http://www.ctdatahaven.org/reports/neighborhoodProfiles/Dixwell_CensusNP.pdf
1. - provides information on youth programs within each neighborhood. http://www.newhavenyouthmap.net/
1. "Dixwell", Pass it On: New Haven History through Young People's Eyes. Online project of Common Ground High School, accessed 2009. http://www.nhep.com/passiton/dixwell.htm.
2. Winchester (Science Park) Renovation Approved (New Haven Independent, 10/24/10): http://www.newhavenindependent.org/index.php/archives/entry/historic_restoration_of_275_/
|File:CARE DIXWELL NeighborhoodsSummaryFINAL.pdf||CARE Documenting New Haven Health: Dixwell|
|File:CARE YSPH magazine Fall 2010.pdf||Yale Public Health Magazine: A City's Well-Being|
|File:NewHaven CARE Community Dialogues Report 2010.pdf||CARE’s Health Surveys and Asset Mapping: CARE Community Dialogues Report|
|File:NewHaven CARE SchoolDataSummary 2010.pdf||Summary of health data collected by CARE in a randomly selected subset of the New Haven Public Schools.|
|File:NewHaven DonaghueArticle CARE 2010.pdf||Donaghue press article on CARE Health Survey effort, Spring 2010.|
|File:NewHaven Survey PowerPoint Dixwell.pdf||Dixwell Community Management Team - Quality of Life Survey Summary Presentation|
|New Haven Community Management Teams||New Haven Community Management Teams|
|NewHaven Dixwell CMT|