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A snapshot of Fairfield:
● Population of 61,114
● Median household income $122,135
● Median home value $589,500
● School rating A+
● Crime Rating B
What You Need To Know About Life In Fairfield, Connecticut
An easy train ride away from New York City sits the enchanting suburb of Fairfield, Connecticut. The town has a bustling population of more than 60,000 people, making it a fairly large suburb, but also a very desirable one.
It is no wonder that Fairfield, has fastly become one of the most popular suburbs of New York City for families. Between the comforting crime rating and the stellar public school rating of an A+, it is only a mystery as to why more families have not moved to the picturesque Connecticut suburb. Connecticut is already thought of as being one of the safest states in the country. However, Fairfield ranks towards the top of the safest communities in the state, coming in at #15. It has also been listed in the top 20 places to raise a family and places to live in Connecticut. Life here in Fairfield looks like something straight out of a Norman Rockwell painting of small-town American life.
As you can imagine, the economy in this attractive New York City suburb is fortified and growing stronger. The median household income is above $120,000, making it possible for nearly all permanent residents to own their own home. That is an impressive accomplishment in a town where the median home value is almost $600,000. These impressive numbers are due in part to the town’s proximity to New York City, where many residents commute for work.
Don’t be fooled by the suburban nature of the town; there is still plenty to do here in Fairfield. The downtown area is filled with plenty of shops and restaurants where you can enjoyably waste away your weekends. There are also plenty of bars and places where you can enjoy some nightlife. Overall, life in Fairfield embodies that of the all-American dream.
What Residents Say About Living In Fairfield, Connecticut
“I live in Fairfield and have for about 15 years. It is a great town and has a lot to offer for many different demographics. The neighborhoods of Southport, Greenfield Hill, and Sasco Beach are the most expensive, and rival nearby towns of Westport, Darien, Greenwich, and New Canaan. The Downtown is very nice, with sidewalks, great restaurants, a good nightlife, and cute little shops. Fairfield has five public beaches for their residents, all of which are great. Fairfield is home to two universities; Fairfield University and Sacred Heart University.”
“Great town and schools! It's a great seaside town with terrific schools. Fairfield has two high schools which keep the enrollment at each school at a reasonable number. The town is very diverse and has many different types of neighborhoods including beach, lake, woodsy, etc..”