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New Haven, a suburb of Fort Wayne, was named as the number 2 most livable city in America by CNN Money Magazine. New Haven is east of downtown Fort Wayne and most of the city lies along the southern bank of the Maumee River. The city of New Haven’s total land area is just under 12 miles, the area surrounding the city is largely agricultural. The city population skews towards younger adults, the 2020 census showed the city had 15,583 residents with just 14% over the age of 65.

Cost of Living & Taxes

Housing and grocery costs are fairly low in Indiana giving the state an overall lower cost of living than the national average.

New Haven sales tax is 7%, groceries, prescription drugs and medical supplies are exempt from sales tax in Indiana. The average property tax in Allen County, where New Haven is located, is 0.93%. Income tax in Indiana averages 4.95% and may include county or municipal taxes. Social Security is not taxed but retirement income from pensions & retirement accounts are taxable.

Recreation, Culture & Entertainment

There are a variety of leisure options for active adults in the New Haven area, including:

Art & performances

    • New Haven Conservation Club

Historical sites and museums

    • Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society

Outdoor activities

    • Cherry Hill Golf Club
    • Kreager Park


The New Haven area sees about 23 inches of rain per year, much of it falling during the month of April. Average winter temperatures range from 19° to 31°. Summer in New Haven is warm and humid with summer temperatures averaging between 64° and 81° with 80% humidity. Average snowfall in New Haven is 13 inches with the highest chance of snow during the month of February.

Health Care

The closest hospitals to New Haven are all in Fort Wayne:

Lutheran Downtown Hospital is 7.4 miles from New Haven. Opened in November of 2021 the 60 bed Lutheran downtown hospital is a Level II trauma center that has already received awards and is ranked #1 in state for joint replacement by Healthgrades.

Dupont Hospital is 8.8 miles from New Haven. Dupont Hospital is a 131 bed hospital which has been recognized for excellence in orthopedics and geriatric care. They have received the ICU Beacon Award for Excellence and IBM Watson has named them one of the nation’s top hospitals for the 5th time.

Parkview Regional Medical Center is 9.3 miles from New Haven. Parkview Regional Medical Center is a 938 bed Level II trauma center. They are also an accredited Heart Failure Center, certified Primary Stroke Center, accredited Cancer Care Center and have Level 2 Silver Geriatric accreditation.

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