is a suburban town in New Haven County, Connecticut on the outskirts of New Haven, Connecticut. North Haven is less than 10 minutes from downtown New Haven and Yale University. It is also near Quinnipiac University and Sleeping Giant State Park. It has easy access to I-91 and Route 15. The population was estimated at 23,908 in 2005.
In July 2007, Money Magazine ranked North Haven as the eighty-sixth "best place to live" in the United States.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 21.1 square miles (54.6 km²), of which, 20.8 square miles (53.8 km²) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.8 km²) of it (1.52%) is water. North Haven is located less than ten miles (16 km) from Long Island Sound.
North Haven is from Hartford, from New York City, from Providence and from Boston. The center of town in generally considered to be an area stretching along Route 5, from approximately its interchange with I-91 in the north to Bailey Road in the south.