Fairfield / Southport

Fairfield, a lively college town, exudes a warm and inviting atmosphere. The community features a broad downtown area with charming shops and renowned dining spots.

Welcome to Fairfield 

Residents are drawn to the area’s adaptable nature, balancing a plethora of restaurants and shops with an air of ease and relaxation. 

With a total of five beaches offering endless adventure and amenities, including beachside water sports and scenic event venues overlooking the ocean, Fairfield caters to diverse leisure interests. The town's landscape encompasses parks, ball fields, and public golf courses, while Lake Mohegan offers delightful hiking trails and a serene environment, perfect for a leisurely dog walk or an adventurous outing. Renowned for its exceptional public school system, Fairfield places a strong emphasis on cultivating and supporting the growth of young minds.

EDUCATION

Fairfield belongs to Fairfield Public Schools. According to Superintendent Michael J. Testani, the district is committed to fostering exciting educational experiences that ignite a passion for learning. Prioritizing academic excellence and the mental well-being of students, the district also places significant emphasis on providing valuable professional development opportunities for staff. 

Renowned for its academic prowess, Fairfield schools consistently strive for top-tier performance both at the state and national levels. Comprising 11 elementary schools, three middle schools, and two high schools, along with an early childhood learning center and an alternative high school, Fairfield ensures an outstanding educational landscape. Students benefit from access to specialized programs like the Regional Center for the Arts in Trumbull, the Center For Global Studies in Norwalk, and the Aquaculture School in Bridgeport.

AMENITIES 

The Connecticut Audubon Society is a beloved sanctuary for nature enthusiasts and conservationists. The center focuses on environmental education, wildlife conservation, and fostering an appreciation for the natural world. With various programs, events, and well-maintained trails, visitors can explore and learn about local ecosystems and wildlife, promoting a deeper understanding of environmental preservation.

The Fairfield Museum and History Center showcases diverse exhibits that narrate the town's heritage. With an extensive collection of artifacts, documents, photographs, and rotating exhibits, the museum invites visitors to delve into Fairfield's storied past, offering a glimpse into its evolution and contributions to the region.

The Fairfield Theatre Company is a dynamic nonprofit center formed in 2000 that hosts an array of performances and events. With an eclectic mix of live music, theatrical productions, and other performing arts, the theater provides an engaging platform for both established and emerging artists, fostering a vibrant arts scene within the community.

The Fairfield Public Library serves as a nurturing space for learning and community engagement. Beyond its vast collection of books and digital resources, the library hosts various programs and events catering to all age groups, including workshops, author talks, and educational sessions, promoting literacy and a love for lifelong learning.

As a beloved venue for concerts, theater productions, and lectures, the Sacred Heart University Community Theatre opened as a vaudeville house in 1920. Today, it offers a platform for students and artists to showcase their talents and engage the community with amazing performances. 

OUTDOORS

Fairfield boasts five beaches that offer a range of coastal experiences along the Long Island Sound. Jennings Beach stands out as a family-friendly destination, featuring a playground, picnic areas, a skate park, and volleyball courts on its 27 acres, making it an ideal spot for a day of fun in the sun. Penfield Beach, another popular choice, provides ample space for sunbathing, swimming, and strolling along the sandy shores, while South Pine Creek Beach offers a serene setting, perfect for peaceful walks and quiet relaxation. Sasco Beach, with its astounding views and calm waters, attracts visitors seeking a secluded and tranquil escape or a bike ride. Finally, Southport Beach is beloved for its views and serene atmosphere, making it an excellent location for a leisurely day by the sea. 

Henry Rowland Park, commonly known as "The Sand Castle,” is a beloved destination for families. This creatively designed playground features a massive castle structure with slides, swings, and interactive elements, offering children a whimsical and imaginative play experience. The park, surrounded by scenic views, provides ample space for picnics as well.

Lake Mohegan serves as a freshwater oasis in Fairfield, promising a range of outdoor activities. This pristine park features hiking trails, woodlands, and a lake perfect for swimming during the summer. With its well-maintained trails, Lake Mohegan provides an ideal escape for nature lovers, hikers, and families seeking a peaceful retreat.

The Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum in Bridgeport, just seven miles from Fairfield, offers a thrilling experience for adventure seekers. With an array of aerial trails, zip lines, and challenging obstacles set amidst a forest canopy, this park provides a high-flying adventure. Visitors can test their agility and enjoy a unique outdoor experience.

The Sportsplex at Fairfield is a comprehensive athletic facility offering a range of sports and fitness opportunities. Equipped with indoor spaces for soccer, lacrosse, ice skating, field hockey, volleyball, boxing, cheerleading, rock climbing, and more, the Sportsplex caters to athletes of all ages and skill levels. The venue also hosts various tournaments and programs, providing a space for sports enthusiasts to train, compete, and stay active year-round.

LIFESTYLE 

Downtown Fairfield features a charming historic district with various boutiques, high-end stores, home decor shops, and familiar retail favorites. The area boasts an exciting culinary scene, offering restaurants led by renowned chefs, exquisite dining experiences, family-friendly eateries, and local gems. In Fairfield, fitness enthusiasts have a plethora of opportunities, both indoors and outdoors. With access to six public and private golf courses for those seeking an 18-hole round, as well as striking views of the seaside or rural landscapes, there are abundant options to maintain an active lifestyle.

COMMUTE TIME TO NYC

Just 50 miles from New York City, residents have convenient access to the Metro North line, connecting New Haven to New York’s Grand Central Terminal. Fairfield is just 1.5 hours away from the city via train and approximately a two-hour drive.

Overview for Fairfield / Southport, CT

61,737 people live in Fairfield / Southport, 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

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

$71,996

Average individual Income

Around Fairfield / Southport, CT

There's plenty to do around Fairfield / Southport, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Ninety 9 Bottles, Jim's Ice Cream Truck, and Tabitha's Ice Cream.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 4.55 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 0.54 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2.23 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.04 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 4.51 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.75 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Fairfield / Southport, CT

Fairfield / Southport 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 / Southport 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 / Southport 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%

Men vs Women

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2.71

Average Household Size

$71,996

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Schools in Fairfield / Southport, CT

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The following schools are within or nearby Fairfield / Southport. 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
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Roger Ludlowe Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
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
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Tomlinson Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
Fairfield Ludlowe High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
Giant Steps Connecticut
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
Dwight Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Fairfield College Preparatory
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
Notre Dame Catholic High School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Burr Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Hunt Ridge Montessori School
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Osborn Hill School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Fairfield Country Day School
PRIVATE
PreK - 9th
No rating available
Fairfield Warde High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
Fairfield Woods Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
Jennings School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
North Stratfield School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
St Catherine Academy
PRIVATE
Undergrad - Undergrad
No rating available
Fusion Academy Ff: Fairfield
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available

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