Fairfield

Overview for Fairfield, CT

61,737 people live in Fairfield, where the median age is 40.4 and the average individual income is $71,996. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

61,737

Total Population

40.4 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$71,996

Average individual Income

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About Fairfield, CT Real Estate

Secluded New England suburb of New York City, home to prestigious schools, five beaches, a private and public lake community, and tremendous parks, arts, and recreational opportunities.
 
Fairfield, Connecticut, is a growing suburban locale known for its central location inside the picturesque Long Island Sound. Fairfield is just a 90-minute commute away from New York City using the New Haven Line and its three widely-successful stations, which include the area’s new metro station. Fairfield features five stunning miles of shoreline and opens the community up to an entirely new world of water recreation and natural beauty. Fairfield’s small-town ambiance caters to an easygoing, relaxed pace of life that’s centered around quiet residential neighborhoods nestled close to award-winning schools and a charming downtown area complete with quaint cafes, bistros, and boutiques. With easy access to the communities of Bridgeport, Easton, Trumbull, and Westport, there is plenty of fun attractions and unforgettable experiences to be had in and around Fairfield. 
 
Homeowners value Fairfield’s traditional architecture and vast real estate options, which include single-family homes with oceanfront views, opulent condominiums, and incredible neighborhoods of exquisite homes close to incredible shopping and dining opportunities. Fairfield boasts a high standard of living and excellent quality of life seen in its beachfront homes and condominiums, which attract all walks of life and people who want a seaside escape away from the noise of metropolitan cities. 
 

What to Love

  • Home of Fairfield University and Sacred Heart University
  • Historic New England private and public golf courses
  • New metro stations for easy commutes to NYC
  • Public and private beaches
  • Entertainment and shopping along Post Road and Black Rock Turnpike
  • Highly-ranked private and public schools
 

Local Lifestyle

Residents of Fairfield spend much of their time outdoors, whether it’s taking a stroll through the town’s open spaces or spending a leisurely day on a nearby beach. Locals appreciate the beauty of their community, its sandy shoreline, and parks and often frequent these areas. Horseback riding, hiking, and boating are favorite pastimes in Fairfield. During chilly winter months, locals spend time shopping at indoor parks and community centers, grabbing lunch with friends, and visiting local theaters. 
 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping 

A visit to Black Rock Shopping Center is a must for those looking to peruse racks teeming with the latest fashion styles. Here, shoppers will find a variety of stores inside this enclosed retail space, including apparel, jewelry, home furnishings, specialty gifts, and more. If that’s not enough for you, there are numerous commercial spaces and boutiques spread along Post Road, Fairfield’s most bustling street. Post Road is also home to some of the area’s best restaurants. Locals love nearby Molto for its Italian fare, The Chelsea for great drinks in a laidback setting, and Shu Restaurant for its authentic Chinese fair, including Chengdu specialties. Not far away in Fairfield Center is Nordic Fish – Seafood and Fresh Fish Market, whose aisles are full of high-quality seafood and ingredients to prepare home-cooked meals. 
 
Premier entertainment in Fairfield comes in the form of its affluent country clubs. Many golfers enjoy The Patterson Club and the Brooklawn Country Club for their world-class courses and gorgeous clubhouses dating back to 1929 and 1895, respectively. These country clubs are some of the oldest in the nation and yet continue to create modern and elegant experiences for members.
 

Things to Do

Fairfield dedicates time and space to the arts, which is seen in famous places like the Fairfield University Art Museum, located at Fairfield University. This artistic and creative space holds four to six annual special exhibits each year. Watch professional performers take the stage at StageOne at FTC in downtown Fairfield. This 225-seat arena transforms into an oasis for classical and jazz music fans, while The Warehouse at FTC’s industrial-style space provides the perfect backdrop for its rock music performances. Finally, catch a show at the Edgerton Center for the Performing Arts, whose location at Sacred Heart puts on memorable acts for the community. 
 
Besides its arts and culture venues, Fairfield is known for its exceptional beaches and ocean access. Jennings Beach is the area’s largest beachfront area and offers delightful amenities to the public, including a snack bar and ample green space. Penfield Beach is a popular public beach equipped with lifeguards and a pavilion ideal for gatherings and picnics. In the summer, Penfield Beach hosts an annual carnival. South Pine Creek Beach and Sasco Beach are considered quiet, oceanside beaches with lots of privacy and unspoiled shoreline. 
 
Fairfield also enjoys Lake Mohegan with its fabulous splash park, dog park, and lakeside beach with a concession stand and lifeguards.
 

Schools 

The highly-acclaimed Fairfield School District serves the community of Fairfield. Top-rated schools in the area include:
 
  • Fairfield College Preparatory School, Grades 9-12, Winner of 10 Tennis and 6 Lacrosse State Championships
  • Fairfield Country Day School, Grades K-9, Very small student-to-teacher ratio
  • Sacred Heart University, Member of the Association of American Colleges and Universities Core Commitment & Leadership Consortium
Additionally, Fairfield enjoys a robust public school opportunity featuring 11 Elementary, 3 Middle Schools, and 2 High Schools. All of these are overseen by the same board of education ensuring a top-notch education for all of Fairfield’s children.
 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Demographics and Employment Data for Fairfield, CT

Fairfield has 21,086 households, with an average household size of 2.71. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Fairfield do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 61,737 people call Fairfield home. The population density is 2,064.59 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

61,737

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

40.4

Median Age

48.21 / 51.79%

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21,086

Total Households

2.71

Average Household Size

$71,996

Average individual Income

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Schools in Fairfield, CT

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The following schools are within or nearby Fairfield. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
The Southport School
PRIVATE
1st - 8th
No rating available
Great Beginnings Montessori School
PRIVATE
PreK - 4th
No rating available
St Thomas Aquinas Catholic School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Giant Steps Connecticut
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Roger Ludlowe Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Fairfield Ludlowe High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
Tomlinson Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
Fairfield College Preparatory
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
Notre Dame Catholic High School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
Hunt Ridge Montessori School
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Fairfield Country Day School
PRIVATE
PreK - 9th
No rating available
St Catherine Academy
PRIVATE
Undergrad - Undergrad
No rating available
Fusion Academy Ff: Fairfield
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
Dwight Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Burr Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Fairfield Warde High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
Fairfield Woods Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
North Stratfield School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5

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