In the Town of Fairfield is a coastal community in Fairfield County with approximately 62,000 residents and has a variety of different neighborhoods. Each neighborhood varies on location, land size, home style and home price. When looking to move to Fairfield, the homes prices by neighborhood can assist in refining your search. Let’s talk neighborhoods!
The Beach Area
Median Home Sale Price December 2020: $900,000
The Fairfield Beach neighborhood is located along the coastline from the Post Road and Old Post Road heading south. This area lends itself to the convenience and walkability to the beach, Town Hall, as well as to the retail stores and dining haven of downtown Fairfield. This is a highly desirable place to live where families can walk or bike through the area to enjoy the beaches, parks, and surrounding neighborhoods. The high-value homes in this area range from the original beach bungalows to charming capes and colonials to new construction luxury properties on smaller lots. Much of the new construction is built in the Craftsman or Nantucket style by the top builders in the area.
If you’re looking to live on or near the beach, love an active lifestyle, and desire easy access to downtown and commuting, the beach neighborhood is a perfect fit. Go to the beach neighborhood section for more information on this area of town.
Median Home Sale Price December 2020: $650,000
The Fairfield Center neighborhood is located in the downtown area along the Post Road. The historic district has a display of beautiful homes dating back to the late 18th century. The homes in the neighborhoods surrounding downtown vary in architectural style from charming capes and colonials to craftsman. Fairfield Center is a popular location to live due to its walking distance to the Metro North train station, vibrant restaurant scene, abundant shopping, and boutique stores. Residents can also enjoy the convenience of living within a short ride or walk to the beach, and easy access to Interstate 95. For more information on the Fairfield Train parking passes, click here for a video on the details.
Median Home Sale Price December 2020: $522,750
The Fairfield Woods area is located north of Black Rock Tpke and the Stratfield area. It is a quiet suburban neighborhood, comprised of colonials, ranch and split-level style homes. A favorite amenity of this area is the Fairfield Woods branch of the public library. Great for families, this area includes Burroughs Park soccer fields and close proximity to Lake Mohegan and hiking trails. For the resident gardening enthusiasts, Drew Park is a community garden with gardening plots of various sizes on public land for individuals and families who reside in Fairfield. The plots are for the sole purpose of the cultivation of vegetables, herbs and flowers. For more information about this hidden gem and how to reserve a plot, click here Community Garden.
Another appealing feature of the Fairfield Woods area is the proximity to Black Rock Turnpike and its variety of shopping, dining, and other convenient businesses. It sits in between I95 and the Merritt Parkway offering convenience for commuters. Go to the Fairfield Woods neighborhood section for more information on this area of town.
Median Home Sale Price December 2020: $915,000
The Greenfield Hill neighborhood is the perfect location for those seeking a tranquil setting of treelined streets, rolling green lawns, and historic architecture. One of the more affluent neighborhoods in Fairfield, Greenfield Hill, is just minutes to the Merritt Parkway and offers its own upscale shopping center with boutique shops, ample open space for those who enjoy active or leisure walks, equestrian trails for additional outdoor activities, and The Patterson Club— a private country club providing first-class golf, tennis and swimming facilities.
Helping to give the neighborhood its distinct identity is the requirement that individual residential properties have a minimum of two acres. In addition to its lush, pastoral setting, Greenfield Hill also enjoys a rich history and is recognized by the National Register of Historic places. The most famous and picturesque landmark is the Greenfield Hill Congregational church which was established in 1725. And with a volunteer society actively involved in preserving the neighborhood’s historic character, you can see why this neighborhood continues to draw luxury home buyers searching for large estates and historic homes in a tranquil and private setting.
Greenfield Hill offers buyers a small community feel with activities and festivals that contribute to the neighborhood’s close knit community. One of the most popular events is the annual Dogwood — bringing craftsmen and artists to showcase their works and attracting visitors from all over the region. This festival takes place over the Mother’s Day weekend when the Dogwood trees are in full bloom with their vibrant pink and white blossoms. Go to the Greenfield Hill neighborhood section for more information on this area of town.
Median Home Sale Price December 2020: $350,000
Tunxis Hill is located in the eastern section of Fairfield and north of I-95. With quaint houses on tree-lined streets, smaller properties, neighborhood living, this area is popular due to the entry-level home options for those looking to live in Fairfield. A gem within this area is the 28-acre Tunxis Hill Park offering baseball fields, batting cages, children’s playground, tennis, pickle ball, and soccer fields. Easy access to Tunxis Hill and Black Rock shopping areas, in addition to close proximity to I-95, Merritt Parkway, and the Fairfield Metro train station, make this area ideal for commuters and those searching for a modest price point.
The Grasmere neighborhood is an attractive option for young and first time home buyers, as well as investors, as it has the lowest and most affordable home prices in Fairfield. Located in the eastern part of Fairfield, borders the Black Rock area of Bridgeport and surrounding I-95, the Grasmere neighborhood is a unique area with an urban feel comprised of capes, multi-family homes, capes, apartment complexes and town house developments.The The Metro Train Station is in the heart of the Grasmere neighborhood making it a commuters dream to New Haven, Stamford, and New York City. Kings Highway offers retail stores and shopping centers including Whole Foods, Home Depot and an array of shopping options. Another advantage of this neighborhood is its walkability to many of its amenities including those on Fairfield Avenue with lively restaurants, bars, and small shops.The Grasmere neighborhood is home to Gould Manor Park with playgrounds, baseball fields, fishing and skating in the winter.Walkable neighborhoods, easy access to I-95 and Metro North train station, and several shopping options make this neighborhood a smart choice for commuters, investors and buyers looking for convienence.
Lake Mohegan/Lake Hills
Median Sale Price December 2020: $620,550
The Lake Hills neighborhood is in the northern part of Fairfield bordering either side of Black Rock Turnpike. It was established in 1952, and the homes are anchored by the beautiful Samp Mortar Lake. The land covers more than 480 acres with over 500 homes and 80 acres of common area. Within this neighborhood is the deeded membership to the Lake Hill Association providing residents with a one-of-a-kind neighborhood club experience. The Association provides residents private access to their facilities as well as private community events including camp fires, live music and movies, Fall Fest, and the annual Fishing Derby, to name a few. The facilities provide a home for various recreational opportunities; five private beaches, baseball field, playground, walking trails and water craft storage for members. The beaches offer lifeguards during posted times and the availability of swimming lessons. Lake Hills neighborhood is convenient to the Merritt Parkway, minutes to either Fairfield train stations and Black Rock Tpke shopping and restaurants.
The Lake Mohegan neighborhood is adjacent to the Lake Hills and Stratfield neighborhoods in the northern part of Fairfield. Quaint neighborhoods are nestled along the shores of Lake Mohegan and its surrounding open space which is comprised 170.4 acres. During the summer months, the man-made fresh water lake is open to swimmers in a special designated area supervised by lifeguards. This select area of Lake Mohegan offers a sandy beach, sprinkler park for children, playground, snack bar, picnic shelter and restroom facilities. Fairfield Parks and Recreation holds swimming lessons in the calm lake waters for children beginning at age four. Parking at Lake Mohegan is FREE, however a fee is charged at the gate to enter the swimming area from Memorial Day Saturday to Labor Day. Residents also have a choice to purchase a season pass for use of the facilities throughout the summer months.
Perfect for nature lovers, the Lake Mohegan area also includes open space with 2.5 miles of hiking trails and cascades around the lake. The Conservation Commission oversees Lake Mohegan Open Space Area and access to the open space is available to all. Lake Mohegan trails and cascades are dog friendly where the family canine can walk off-leash unless otherwise posted.
This area is perfect for those who enjoy the outdoors and it is convenient for commuters due to its proximity to the Merritt Parkway and the Metro North Train Station. Homes in this area have varying architectural designs and have a range of price points.
Median Sale Price December 2020: $999,000
Southport is a coastal enclave in Fairfield and has an identity all its own. It is one of the more affluent and desirable neighborhoods in Fairfield. Located along a beautiful stretch of Long Island Sound coastline and bordering Westport in the southwest part of town, Southport boasts a rich New England history that spans time since its settlement in 1639. Designated a local historic district, the neighborhood is protected by strict zoning laws designed to preserve its history for future generations. Southport homes, especially in the coastline area, display period architectural styles from the 18th and 19th century, including grand Federal and Greek Revival.
The seaport area, with its breath-taking views, is home to the private Pequot Yacht Club which offers a wide array of sailing programs. There is also access to Ye Yacht Yard a public marina on Harbor Road that accommodates 65 small boats, provides boat launch services to residents and access to moorings. Additionally, 20 kayak racks are available. Southport also has its own beach, two churches, boutique shops and antique stores, restaurants, and The Delmar Hotel – a luxury boutique hotel. The privately run Pequot Library hosts concerts and lectures throughout the year including the Southport garden stroll and summer book sale, one of the largest book sales in New England. Southport Congregational Church annual fundraiser “Rooms with a View” celebrates art and architecture raising money for the church, its missions, and charities within the greater Bridgeport area. Trinity Episcopal Church is also located in Southport.
Smaller homes on streets closest to Interstate 95, which cuts through the heart of Southport, are attracting younger buyers. In addition to providing easy access to the interstate, Southport has its own train stop on Metro North railroad that offers one of the most convenient commutes into NYC.
With incredible views of Long Island Sound, historic architecture, charming town center, and a serene harbor area, Southport is one of the most sought-after neighborhoods in Fairfield.
The Sasco Hill neighborhood is part of the Southport community of Fairfield — one of the oldest communities in Connecticut. This stately neighborhood is comprised of mutli-million-dollar estates along Sasco Hill Road adjacent to historic Southport Harbor and bordering Long Island Sound. One of the most coveted streets in all of Fairfield, this area offers beautiful water views, stunning grand estates, tree lined streets, private gated drives, and charming cul-de-sacs. The Sasco area is home to the Country Club of Fairfield, a private golf and country club situated on the waters edge with stunning views. Following the beautiful Sasco Hill Road to its end is the secluded Sasco beach, a 9.9 acre beach that is accessed only by residents of Fairfield. Commanding some of the best views in town, the Sasco Hill neighborhood is an absolute gem.
Median Home Sale Price December 2020: $500,000
Stratfield is a unique neighborhood in Fairfield gaining prominence with a lot of exciting things happening. The area has varying architecture and well-established traditional neighborhoods. Charming colonies built in the 1920s—1940s nestled throughout interlocking and walkable neighborhoods with modest price points makes this neighborhood a desirable area.
The community is located from Morehouse Highway on its eastern edge to Park Avenue and from Jefferson Street south to Villa Avenue.
Located within the Stratfield community are many wonderful amenities for families. Owen Fish Park offers playgrounds, walking trails, baseball field, tennis courts, picnic areas and the American Legion Hall which is available to rent for events. The park recently received improvements funded by the Stratfield Village Association such as the new toddler playground and walking trails.
For the golf lover, Fairfield Wheeler offers the public two 18-hole golf courses and the private Brooklawn Country Club offering members an 18-hole golf course, as well as tennis and swimming.
The Stratfield neighborhood has its own association known as the Stratfield Village Association (SVA ) that works to protect and preserve the character of the community. No other neighborhood in Fairfield has a dedicated association that is so involved in the preservation of its past and building its future. The SVA is involved in many community projects and activities. The quaint village center known as Four-Corners will be undergoing a $1million renovation project funded by SVA to beautify and make the intersection of the Fairfield Woods and Stratfield Road more pedestrian safe and walkable for the whole community. Four-corners is home to the newly opened Goddard School offering early childhood development and daycare. The SVA also hosts neighborhood town halls, the annual Stratfield Holiday House Tour, and annual block party at Owen Fish Park which is attended by over 400 neighbors.
The Stratfield neighborhood is home to Unquowa School, a private Pre-K through 8th grade school focused on student independence and creativity.
With easy access to Black Rock Turnpike shopping center, Merrit Parkway and other commuting routes, modest price structure and rental properties, along with an active neighborhood association like Stratfield Village Assocation and access to SHU, the Stratfield community is an excellent choice.
Median Home Sale Price December 2020: $600,000
The University Area of town surrounds the Fairfield University campus. What makes this area so special are the beautiful and well-maintained grounds of the campus that flow seamlessly into the charming neighborhoods with cul-de-sacs and hidden walking trails. Living in this area gives you easy access to the culture and education the university has to offer from art exhibits, adult classes to guest speakers and children’s programs. Not to mention access to the University’s athletic fields and open space. This location is also convenient to downtown.
Boarding downtown, the Sturges neighborhood is consistently one of the most desirable areas in all of Fairfield. Well known for its historic architecture, convenience to downtown, and overall charm this neighborhood is rich in character and ideal for train and car commuters. In the Sturges neighborhood, homeowners enjoy living minutes from the Fairfield train station, vibrant downtown, shopping and award-winning restaurants. The area includes beautiful open space with hiking trails and abundant wildlife plus Sturges Park athletic field which families agree is the best sled riding hill in Fairfield. The neighborhood is also a short walk to the train, downtown, middle and high school and best of all you can bike to the beach.
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- Median Sale Price Information from Smart MLS