The downtown New Haven area is very desirable, and properties do sell and rent very quickly, especially during the spring season. I would also recommend the Wooster Square and East Rock neighborhoods, as they are both on the Yale shuttle line, which will also pick you up and drop of at your home during the off hours. These neighborhoods offer a friendly, vibrant and diverse community setting.
Please contact me if you would like to dicuss options in any of the areas in or around Downtown. There is a nice variety of options currently available and mny more expected over the next several months. I would be happy to discuss any questions or concerns that you may have.