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The office market in New Haven County is roughly half the size of the Hartford County Office Market and a quarter that of the Fairfield County market. With 13 million square feet of office space in New Haven County compare to 27 million square feet of office space in Hartford County and 43 million square feet of office space in Fairfield County, New Haven county is very much a teritiary office market. Since 2006, the vacancy rate has fallen from just under 20% in 2006 to about less than 14 and a quarter percent in 2008. The average office rental rate in the Central Business District hovers at about $22/sf gross.

New Haven County is home to seventeen cities and towns in addition to the City of New Haven. The area is rich in Culture, the city itself known as: the Cultural Capitol of Connecticut with world class art museums and The New Haven Colony Historical Society. In Madison the Deacon John Graves house is a preserved colonial home and Guilford's Dudley Farm is home to living history.

New Haven itself is home to many disputed legends. Louie's Lunch invented the first hamburger in 1900. It's recorded in the library of congress, but some town in Texas tried to challenge the Lassen Family's claim back in the mid 2000's. A Yalie invented the game of Frisbee with a pie plate in 1820. Whether that's true or not New Haven was home to A.C. Gilbert who created the Erector Set, and Flexible Flyers. Lollipops and cork screws, Winchester Arms and Samuel Colt's revolver were born in New Haven also. Eli Whitney and the Cotton Gin should also be mentioned. Thanks to Steven Spielberg, the world now knows about Cinque and the Amistad Revolt.

Three judges who called for the beheading of King Charles escaped to New Haven where they were immortalized by in the naming of streets, Dixwell, Whalley and Goffe. Head up to the Ridge of West Rock Park to see the three judges cave where it is said they kept a lookout for those hunting them, or stop at the New Haven Colony Historical Society to see a triptych of the three judges, painted as part of a WPA project for an elementary school. The judges look like movie stars. Errol Flynn the most recognizable among them.

The suburbs of New Haven are home to beaches, tidal wetlands and forest land creating a quality of life unparalleled in many other areas. Within easy reach of both New York City and Boston, New Haven County is an easy drive or train ride to either city, as well as Newport, Rhode Island, the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and of Course the Tribe's Foxwoods Casino as well as the Mohegan Sun Casino and the Mohegan Tribal Land .

Economically, according to ecanned.com, New Haven County jobs in the securities and commodity contracts brokerage industry are among the highest in the county. Other top-pay jobs in New Haven County, Connecticut may be found in pharmaceutical and medicine manufacturing ($114,369), paint, coating, and adhesive manufacturing ($104,999), computer systems design and related services ($98,132) and management of companies and enterprises ($94,992) industries.


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