Welcome to Fairfield & Southport

Fairfield is a charming coastal New England town spanning 30 square miles along the Long Island Sound, just 50 miles from NYC. Here, 62,000 residents enjoy the vibrant energy and sophisticated air of a small city combined with prized suburban serenity. A coastal gem, Fairfield boasts beautiful water features such as beaches, marinas and lakes. Southport, a beautiful coastal hamlet offers another dimension to Fairfield’s vibrant downtown. Here you will find unique shops, outstanding restaurants and two live music & theater venues.

Key Details


waterfront, beaches, bustling, culture, shopping, colleges


Commute Times
Grand Central 1hr. 25min. by train, 1hr. 10min. by car
LGA 60m. by car
Westchester County Airport 30m. by car
East to West Bridgeport to Westport
North to South Easton to Long Island Sound
Nearby Neighborhoods Westport; Easton; Bridgeport

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Fairfield & southport:
Bustling small city amenities meet outstanding Connecticut natural beauty.

In Fairfield, you'll find a setting and venue to meet every need and want. Sections of the expansive town seem as tranquil and removed as its more bucolic neighbors, while the vibrant Southport and town center areas deliver fantastic boutiques and fine dining.

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What to expect:
Great food, arts and culture in a gorgeous setting.

South of the turnpike, a wealth of great restaurants and nightlife destinations sit alongside popular national retailers and charming local boutiques. A cluster of art galleries and theater companies offer fantastic entertainment along Old Post Road in the town center, providing a feast for the eyes and ears.

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The lifestyle:
An active cosmopolitan town that invites you to learn and grow.

As a college town, Fairfield residents benefit from a wealth of outstanding cultural and academic programming. Fairfield University and Sacred Heart University sit on gorgeous campuses encompassing a combined 300 acres. Two public libraries, the Fairfield Museum & History Center and multiple historic sites round out the ample learning opportunities.

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Unexpected appeal:
Community clubs and activities invite you to connect with neighbors.

In this bustling town, you'll find plenty of opportunities to embrace the close-knit community ambiance. Numerous clubs accommodate Fairfield's outdoorsy lifestyle with everything from golfing to sailing. In the historic Southport area, the Pequot Library hosts a community potluck and lawn campout, and quintessential holiday vibes abound with winter carriage rides and caroling.

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The market:
White-hot with diverse offerings at every price point.

In the brisk Fairfield real estate market, listings sell in 25 days on average. Multimillion-dollar homes range from waterside estates with beach access to country manors along Merritt Parkway. Homebuyers on a budget will find a handful of modest cottages, condos and townhouses, especially near the train stations.

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You'll fall in love with:
Beautiful scenery encompassing everything from beaches to open woods.

Offering abundant best-of-both-worlds appeal, Fairfield residents can enjoy lush, wooded surroundings and outdoor activities at the Connecticut Audubon Center alongside the 155-acre Larsen Wildlife Sanctuary. Or they can head to the town's stunning southern coastline to lounge on wide sandy beaches along the Long Island Sound.

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