There’s nowhere else quite like Hamden. Nicknamed the “Land of the Sleeping Giant” after the nearby Sleeping Giant—also known as Mount Carmel—Hamden is known for its unique blend of urban events and activity matched with a suburban, townie lifestyle. There is a particular New England charm to the area that has never left, even as Hamden swells and grows into a thriving and successful community. In 2008, Hamden was selected as the 33rd “Best Place to Live and Launch” by Fortune magazine and CNN Money. It also took the 53rd spot on CNN Money’s list of “America’s Best Small Cities.”
Back when the area was first settled and termed “New Haven,” Hamden operated much like a collection of small villages interconnected together. This setup gave the city a leg up on the competition during the industrial era and facilitated a boost into economic prosperity. With several rivers, creeks, and lakes, a community garden, and a vibrant arts and cultural scene, modern Hamden has become a hub for people of all hobbies and lifestyles, providing something for everyone.
While Hamden itself is isolated in a peaceful, quiet area with plenty of natural beauty, it’s located directly above the New York metropolitan area. Plus, the area is also connected to the city of New Haven and is in close proximity to Mount Carmel.
Residents of Hamden are able to play, work, and live their lives happily with a bit of cozy New England flair. With a rich history, plenty to do, and a quality of life that has been nationally recognized, Hamden is a great place to live. These reasons are why we at Bob Thomas Ford are proud to serve Hamden, Connecticut, and the surrounding areas. We love being a part of the Hamden way of life by providing the community with quality automobiles. Call or stop by today.