Fairfield

Welcome to Fairfield

Suburban elegance in an exclusive New England town


The town of Fairfield makes for the perfect place to have an idyllic New England adventure. Between the vibrant activity on Post Road to the five miles of sandy shores on the Long Island Sound, Fairfield is considered one of the best suburbs in Connecticut. There are 170 acres of parks to explore, dozens of playing fields, golf courses, marinas, and more. Fairfield is a town that combines vacation with home, giving residents no reason to want to leave. 


Fairfield has a healthy nightlife for a small town, and its proximity to New York City allows for easy commutes. Two universities call Fairfield home, all elevating the image of Fairfield. The public school system is highly praised, with students being set up for future success. Fairfield proves to be an excellent town in which to raise children.


Over the years, Fairfield has maintained its level of prestige and has become increasingly popular as New York City residents discovered its beauty. With a variety of neighborhoods that comprise Fairfield, you can live on the beach, in the suburbs, in the countryside, or downtown. Whichever vibe you are looking for, Fairfield has it all. ​​​​​​
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What to Love

  • A bustling downtown with a university feel

  • Fantastic beaches with top-tier beach access 

  • The excellent school system 

Local Lifestyle

Fairfield is a hub of outdoor activity. Not only are there 170 acres of parks and five miles of beaches to explore, but there are over 30 asphalt tennis courts and recreational fields, a fitness center, three picnic areas, and a beachfront pavilion. Fairfield inspires residents to get involved with the community and explore all that the town has to offer. Several annual events bring locals together.​​​​​​​
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From waterfront properties to private homes on quiet streets, all of your residential needs can be met by Fairfield real estate. The properties are elegant and spacious, with architectural styles that effortlessly make them feel like home. The lot sizes can range from a quarter of an acre to upwards of six acres. Fairfield residents are students, retirees, and everyone in between. It is hard not to fall in love with this elegant and welcoming community.
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Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Fairfield features exceptional restaurants and shops that bring hours of entertainment. The cuisine and products available are elegant and varied.​​​​​​​

When sampling the culinary scene, have a relaxing afternoon meal at The Chelsea, most known for American comfort food with a creative flair. Malibu is famous for its coastal California menu inspired by Mexican cuisine. Colony Grill has some of the best thin-crust pizza in Connecticut, while Martel Bistro & Bar is a charming American and French bistro that serves lunch, dinner, and mouthwatering desserts. BE Chocolat is a local chocolate artisan known for its delicious, handmade delicacies.

Things to Do

There are countless ways to spend your days in Fairfield. The town is rife with outdoor sports and activities, and it also encourages creativity and supports the arts. 


Fairfield is a beautiful town with many places to pause and appreciate the wonders of nature. Penfield Beach is the perfect spot to swim, walk through the sand, or enjoy the glow of the setting sun. For a scenic spot ideal for relaxing and taking pictures, take a stroll to Southport Harbor


To support the arts while simultaneously enjoying a show, check out the upcoming events at the Fairfield Theatre Company. Another great way to support the community – and learn about Fairfield in the process – is to stop by the Fairfield Museum & History Center, which has a set of rotating exhibits.

Schools

The Fairfield Public Schools are highly-rated and offer quality education. Here are some of the top schools in the area that are worth checking out:

Fairfield, Connecticut, is a charming and flourishing town featuring five miles of shoreline on the Long Island Sound. Fairfield has two universities, five beaches, parks and ball fields, two public golf courses, and a vibrant array of restaurants and stores. Fairfield also has top-notch, high performing public schools with rich academic programs.

Only 50 miles from New York City, Fairfield is easily accessible to I-95 and the Merritt Parkway and has three train stations on the Metro North line that extends from New Haven, Connecticut to New York’s Grand Central Terminal. Fairfield is consistently ranked in the top 100 in CNN/Money Magazine’s best towns in which to live, Fairfield, in 2006, was ranked as the number one town in the Northeast.

History

In 1635, Puritans and Congregationalists from the Massachusetts Bay Colony sought to establish an ecclesiastical society subject to their own rules. The Massachusetts General Court gave them permission to settle in several areas around Hartford. In 1639, the Fundamental Orders, a set of legal and administrative orders, was adopted and established Connecticut as a self-ruled entity. Roger Ludlowe, one of the framers of the Fundamental Orders, purchased a large tract of land from the Pequonnock Indians, and the town of Fairfield was born. (Over time, the land divided into several other town including Bridgeport, Redding, Weston, Easton, and Westport.)

Education

Fairfield has a top-notch public school system for students in grades K-12. In addition, the town, through the Continuing Education Program, offers a variety of programs including GED and ESL classes as well as an selection of evening programs. Fairfield is enriched by the presence of two universities, Fairfield University and Sacred Heart University, a variety of private and parochial schools from grades k-12, and a number of preschool options.

Recreational Facilities

Fairfield boasts over 170 acres of parks, 5 miles of beaches, 36 playing fields, 2 golf courses, 2 marinas, a Fitness Center, 31 asphalt tennis courts, a har-tru Tennis Center, 3 picnic areas, 2 waterfront banquet facilities and beach front pavilion.
Area of City:31.3 square miles
Population:59,404
Transportation:Metro North to Grand Central- 80 minutes New York City- 52 miles
Airports:JFK –56 miles LaGuardia — 49 miles Westchester– 35 miles
Library:Fairfield Main Public Library 1800 Post Road 203.256.3155
Fairfield Branch Library:1147 Fairfield Woods Road Fairfield, CT 06825 203.255.7307

Cafes and Restaurants

  • Avellino’s

  • Archie Moore’s

  • Barcelona

  • Bodega

  • Brick and Wood

  • Centro

  • Craft 260

  • Colony Grill

  • Fin

  • Geronimo

  • Liana’s

  • Little Goose

  • Little Pub

  • Martel

  • Pepe’s Pizza

  • Plan B

  • Quattro Pazzi

  • The Pantry

  • Toto’

The Locals Know that the Place to be is:

  • Independence Day
  • Fireworks at Jennings or Penfield Beach
  • Summer Concert Series at Sherman Green Gazebo
  • Fairfield Museum and History Cente
  • Dogwood Festival
  • Fairfield Library


Overview for Fairfield, CT

13,348 people live in Fairfield, where the median age is 36.8 and the average individual income is $83,034.77. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

13,348

Total Population

36.8 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$83,034.77

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Fairfield, CT

Fairfield has 5,472 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Fairfield do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 13,348 people call Fairfield home. The population density is 2,946.26 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

13,348

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

36.8

Median Age

46.6 / 53.4%

Men vs Women

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  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
5,472

Total Households

2

Average Household Size

$83,034.77

Average individual Income

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Commute Time

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30 to 59 Minutes
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Schools in Fairfield, CT

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