Fairfield-Southport, Connecticut

Located in Fairfield County, just 60 minutes by train to New York City, is the wonderful town of Fairfield. CNN Money Magazine in the year 2006 named Fairfield, Connecticut in the top 10 towns to live in the United States and # 1 in the Northeast!

In 1639 Roger Ludlow, one of the founders of the colony of Connecticut, established a settlement in Fairfield. Fairfield real estate consists of 16 distinctive neighborhoods with a blend between affluent suburbs of Greenfield Hill and Southport to the fast growing beach area, as well as a mix of older capes and colonials in smaller neighborhoods.

Near the Long Island Sound, is the village of Southport with a charming downtown. The Pequot Library is one of Fairfield’s 3 libraries and contains rare volumes in an impressive Southport edifice. Southport Yacht Club is a private club for boating enthusiasts.

Greenfield Hill is designated by two acre zoning and has stately homes, historic churches, and horse farms. Fairfield is known as The Dogwood Capital of America attracting thousands per year to this event. Many of the town’s programs are offered by The Fairfield Historical Society and include events such as the annual beach clambake, taste of Fairfield, Irish Festival, and Memorial Day Parade. Fairfield also has its own town movie theater that employs many of the town’s youth.

Fairfield is situated on Long Island Sound and has 6 miles of pristine beaches. The town boasts over 1,000 acres of open space for plenty of recreation. There are 6 golf courses, public and private, town tennis courts, 4 main park areas including Owen Fish Park, Sturges Pond, Gould Manor, and Lake Mohegan where residents can ice skate, bike, picnic, hike, fish, cross country ski, or swim in the fresh water.

The town places a strong emphasis on education and Fairfield Schools continue to rank best in the nation. The schools are supplemented with advanced placement courses, music and art programs, and special programs for the handicapped.

There are 11 elementary, 3 middle, and 2 high schools. The town also offers 10 private and parochial schools. Fairfield has 2 respected universities: Fairfield University and Sacred Heart University. Both offer numerous concerts, sporting events, lectures, cultural exhibits, and performing arts.

There are plenty of shops to visit in Fairfield. Shopping areas like Black Rock Turnpike and Main Street offer everything from national known chain stores to individualized boutiques. There are charming shops, restaurants, and a town green that hosts concerts on the weekends.