Welcome to Fairfield
A charming coastal suburb with a small-town New England feel.
The town of Fairfield, located on the Gold Coast of Connecticut, is rich in history and natural beauty. The diverse landscape of the town provides something for every style, from countryside living to waterfront communities.
Fairfield offers homes for almost every budget, including chic modern beachside homes and classic New England estates.
What to Love
People & Lifestyle
Fairfield boasts a strong sense of community among its residents. The town is home to many civic associations and country clubs that promote participation in local events and allow residents to connect with neighbors.
Fairfield is consistently ranked as one of Money Magazine’s best places to live. The quiet beach town provides easy access to New York with multiple train stations. The town is located just an hour away from the bustling city, making this the perfect home for city commuters.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Downtown Fairfield is thriving, with incredible restaurants, local boutiques, and community theater. The downtown area is located just a few miles away from the beautiful Gold Coast. Fairfield offers five beaches for its residents to enjoy.
Additionally, Fairfield has plenty of great shopping opportunities. Check out clothing boutiques like Capri Clothing
and Apricot Lane
, or home goods shops like Vintage Gardens
. There are also several local retail chains, ranging from specialty food stores to salons and spas.
Fairfield also offers plenty of opportunities for both fine and casual dining. Try Centros for hand-crafted Italian dishes, French bistro Martel’s
for wine, or The Chelsea
for American comfort food served on their trendy patio. Most restaurants are located along Post Road, including favorites like Starbucks and new places to try like Brick + Wood
, a contemporary pizzeria. You can also grab a sandwich at the iconic Firehouse Deli
, in operation since 1969.
Things to Do
Fairfield features a wide range of fun, family-friendly events throughout the year. The close-knit community makes this area one of Connecticut’s best places to live!
The springtime Dogwood Festival
offers historic tours, garden walks, concerts, and art shows set against the beautiful backdrop of blooming dogwood flowers. Check out a concert or comedy show at the Fairfield Community Theater or sample local food and drinks at the Taste of Fairfield Winterfest
! Residents also love the Memorial Day Parade
, a festive summer celebration.
The southern end of Fairfield is home to several public beaches and green areas where residents can enjoy nature. The beaches include Jennings Beach
, which hosts events like Fourth of July fireworks, the 3.5 acre Penfield Beach
, which features playgrounds and picnic tables, and many more.
Fairfield is home to several excellent schools. Fairfield University and Sacred Heart University are both located nearby, while private schooling opportunities include:
Fairfield Country Day School: K-9, private independent school for boys
Fairfield Prep: 9-12, private Jesuit preparatory school for boys