Judy James

Fairfield
Connecticut:
A very
special place

Scenic Fairfield is nestled along Long Island Sound between the cities of Bridgeport and Stamford and next to the town of Westport.  Conveniently located, Fairfield offers an easy commute to New York City.  In 1639, when Fairfield was incorporated, the town was inhabited by Native American Indians called Unquowas.  Fairfield is named for the hundreds of acres of salt marshes that thrive along the coast.  Early settlers used these same salt marshes to feed their livestock.

Dotted with stonewalls, wooded hillsides, broad winding roads, magnificent foliage, pristine beaches and open space, Fairfield is a particularly beautiful rural community.  More than 53,000 residents make up the town’s population.  And for the most part, town residents are highly educated and sophisticated in their cultural, recreational, and entertainment lifestyles.

The town’s unique character provides a blend of small-town charm and city vibrancy where residents can unwind and relax while enjoying the town’s wonderful recreational pleasures such as the beaches, marinas, golfing, skating and abundant open spaces for exploring, hiking and biking.  Numerous parks and fields are available for football and soccer, as well as for walking the dog around Lake Mohegan.  Despite its size, Fairfield is home to two universities, Fairfield University and Sacred Heart University.  These well-known institutions provide exciting cultural and educational opportunities to the residents of Fairfield as well as to the residents of other nearby towns and the schools attract students from all over.  Community attractions include two libraries, public and private schools, a multitude of excellent restaurants, galleries, shops and festivals, such as the annual Dogwood Festival each May.

Fairfield is a town committed to serving its residents and, in turn, its residents are committed to supporting their community and all it has to offer.

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