About New Haven
New Haven, in the U.S. state of Connecticut, is the principal municipality in Greater New Haven, which had a total population of 861,477 in 2010. New Haven was founded in 1638 by English Puritans, and a year later eight streets were laid out in a four-by-four grid, creating what is now commonly known as the "Nine Square Plan", now recognized by the American Institute of Certified Planners as a National Planning Landmark. New Haven is well known in the US as a foodie town and especially for its pizza. New Haven has a rich history of Theatre Oklahoma was written there by Rodgers and Hammerstein and first performed at The Shubert Theater. In addition to its Jazz Festival, New Haven serves as the home city of the annual International Festival of Arts and Ideas. Many historical sites exist throughout the city, including 59 properties listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Of these, nine are among the 60 U.S. National Historic Landmarks in Connecticut.