Welcome to Fairfield
A lively beach community with a laid-back vibe, a high-quality school system, and scenic water views
Fairfield, Connecticut is an affluent town located on the shoreline of the Long Island Sound. The town sits on the eastern end of Fairfield County, only 50 miles outside New York City and roughly 30 minutes southwest of New Haven (home of Yale University). Home to historic buildings, museums, and some of Connecticut's better known universities and private schools, Fairfield is a lively, laid-back community with rich history. Southport, Connecticut is close-knit community within the town of Fairfield located along Long Island Sound between Mill River and Sasco Creek.
The downtown area of Fairfield is home to restaurants and shopping, while the nearby beaches and waterways offer a relaxing experience that draws visitors from across the state and beyond. Fairfield also offers a variety of parks and nature preserves, five area golf courses (3 private / 2 public) and an abundance of stunning water views.
Fairfield Real Estate Market
Fairfield is home to some of Fairfield County’s most noteworthy neighborhoods: Sasco Hill, Fairfield Beach, Southport, Greenfield Hill, and the University Area. Fairfield real estate sells quickly. Contact Cindy Raney & Team of Connecticut real estate agents & realtors to find townhomes, houses, land, luxury property & beach homes for sale in Fairfield, CT.
What to Love
- Five beautiful town beaches and over 1,100 acres of public parks
- Serene water views and beachfront properties
- Friendly locals, great dining and many community events
- Proximity to New York, New Haven and Boston
Locals fall in love with the small-town feel of Fairfield. From the architecture of its historic homes and buildings to it’s gorgeous water views, Fairfield is an ideal place to live, work, and enjoy life. The community-based atmosphere and pedestrian-friendly environment make Fairfield a great place to raise a family. Parents value Fairfield’s highly rated public school system, though there are also a variety of local private and boarding schools in the area.
ENJOY A DAY IN FAIRFIELD
Cindy's recommended itinerary to explore all that Fairfield has to offer.
The Sono Baking Co.
353 PEQUOT AVENUE
Artisanal bakery, the warmth of a neighborhood coffee house and eatery.
275 OLD POST ROAD
New England inspired American cuisine has an emphasis on farm to table approach.
Pequot Yacht Club
669 HARBOR ROAD
Exquisite setting to take in the view at Southport Harbor, not to be missed.
Sasco Hill Beach
323 FAIRFIELD BEACH ROAD
Quiet, tucked away beach has the most beautiful views andis a great place to sunbathe, read, take a dip.
79 SANFORD STREET
A collected and cohesive selection of curated gifts, lifestyle, products, home accessories and furnishings.
Barcelona Wine Bar
4180 BLACK ROCK TURNPIKE
An outstanding tapas bar with an award-winning selection of wines from Spain and South America.
75 HILLSIDE ROAD
A warm and welcoming atmosphere with inventive yet simple dishes, expertly prepared.
Quick Center for the Arts
1073 NORTH BENSON ROAD
Dynamic and inclusive visual and performing arts center for the whole community.
A collection of Cindy's favorite local spots.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
The Sinclair is a lively eatery with large leather sofas, rich tones, and elegant décor that serve small plates, mussels, pasta, family dishes, and a raw bar. For tasty Asian noodle dishes like ramen and pho in a stylish space, visit Mecca Noodle Bar.
Barcelona Wine Bar offers rustic tapas with Mediterranean, Spanish, and South American inspiration and more than 300 wines to choose from. Head to Bodega Taco Bar for house made guac & chips, tacos, and salads — some of the best Mexican food in the area.
Visit Martel Bistro & Bar, a cozy restaurant for French-American fare paired with fine wines. The Chelsea is another fun venue with a rustic-modern setting popular with young professionals. Fairfield’s best newest restaurant is Isla & Co, an Australian-style brasserie downtown next to the community theater. Paci Restaurant is a romantic eatery with the best seasonally driven farm-to-table menu, housed in a former freight depot at the train station. We also love Centro Ristorante for classic neighborhood Italian fare with charming indoor and outdoor dining options.
Head to Colony Grill for one-of-a-kind, thin-crust pizza that is best served with the signature "hot oil" topping - there is a cult-following! For sandwiches and other lunch options, check out Firehouse Deli or Spic & Span Market. Also, in downtown Fairfield is The Pantry, a great spot for when you’re looking for prepared foods or a few last minute groceries.
Snappy Gator, a women’s clothing store that also delivers within Fairfield County.
Things to Do
The Patterson Club is a private country club that offers an 18-hole championship golf course, racket sports, tennis, paddle, pickleball, fine dining, and a stately clubhouse that is often used for weddings and social events. Jennings Beach is 27 acres of sandy beach along Long Island Sound with sand, volleyball, sailboat racks, a playground, and picnic areas. Fairfield also has (4) other beaches: Penfield Beach, Sasco Beach, South Pine Creek Beach, and Southport Beach.
The Connecticut Audubon Sanctuary includes Banks South Farm in Fairfield, a 60-acre preserve that features walking trails, birdwatching, a cedar meadow, and a flowing brook. Adventurers can drive to Lake Mohegan for lake swimming, hiking, and lounging by the water. Kids love the sprinkler park, and families can enroll children in swimming lessons starting at age four. Brett Woods is also great for hiking and it has an open area for dogs to run around.
Fairfield Theatre Company is a venue that showcases films, live music, performances, and speakers. Residents can also have a membership for discounted events and tickets. Fairfield also hosts live music in the town green, typically from May to early September.
H Salon is our go to salon in Fairfield. We love their meticulous attention to detail and artistry for both color and haircuts. Ask for Nicole!
Fairfield Public Schools is an education system that partners with families and the community to provide students with the skills and academic rigor to shape lifelong learners and responsible community members. Students may attend:
- Dwight Elementary
- Burr Elementary School, grades K–5
- Osborne Hill School Pre-K-5
- Jennings School K-5
- Holland Hill, grades K-5
- Riverfield School, grades K-5
- Roger Sherman Elementary, grades K-5
- McKinley School, Pre-K-5
- Stratfield School, grades K-5
- North Stratfield School, grades K-5
- Mill Hill Elementary School, grades K–5
- Fairfield Woods Middle School, grades 6–8
- Roger Ludlowe Middle School, grades 6-8
- Fairfield Ludlowe High School, grades 9-12
- Fairfield Warde High School, grades 9–12