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Living in Fairfield CT – Best Place to live and why

Fairfield is a quaint and vibrant community located along the Gold Coast of Long Island Sound in Southwestern Connecticut. It is just 50 miles from NYC, has 3 train stations and two major highways which run through town making it a perfect location for commuters or those wanting easy access to travel.

Fairfield has close to 62,000 residents and approximately 12 different neighborhoods, each giving a small town feel. Fairfield is the 14th largest community in Connecticut. The homes in Fairfield have varying styles and price points with each neighborhood having its own characteristics. The neighborhoods range from luxury, to charming homes, antiques, and new construction with varying property sizes.

The houses for sale in Fairfield CT range from $50,000 to over $2 million. The highest majority of homes median price range from $500,000-$775,000 which makes up 30% of the single family homes. 15% of homes range from $400,000-$500,000 and 18% from $775,000 to $1,000,000. The majority of homes in Fairfield are single family consisting of 80% of the inventory and there are also options for condo/townhouse living and various apartment buildings. Each neighborhood in Fairfield has their own median sales price that is driven by location, style and property.

There is a vibrant walkable town center with a variety of small businesses, boutiques, and a lively restaurant scene. There are many outstanding choices from fine dining, to casual and family friendly, historic taverns and plenty of outdoor dining experiences. There is energy and excitement at our local restaurants and with over 100 dining options, Fairfield has become the new “go-to” destination in Fairfield County.

Fairfield offers a wide variety of amenities that promote a healthy lifestyle. With 8 miles of shoreline, there are 5 public beaches, 2 marinas, boat lockers for kayaks and sailboats, the fresh water of Lake Mohegan, 3 public golf courses, a town gym, tennis courts, equestrian trails, various parks and a variety of conservation areas with walking and hiking trails. There are 3 private country clubs available for residents with first class golf, tennis and swimming facilities.

There is assortment an assortment of entertainment options where you can enjoy performing arts, live music venues, and museums which are open year round. Popular annual events in town include the Memorial Day parade which runs in the center of town, the annual Dogwood Festival in Greenfield Hill featuring local craftsman, weekly Farmers market on the town green that operates in the Spring and summer, weekly summer concerts on the green and the not to be missed spectacular fourth of July fireworks displayed over Jennings Beach.

Fairfield has a renowned public education system which includes 11 elementary schools, 3 middle schools and 2 high schools. They are consistently ranked one of the best in Connecticut. There are also private and parochial school options. Fairfield is home to 2 nationally acclaimed private universities, Fairfield University and Sacred Heart University providing the town the energy and admiration of the institutions throughout the community.

Fairfield has something for everyone making this town the perfect location to work, live and play. It is no wonder Fairfield is consistently listed as one of the best places to live.

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