Fairfield/Southport Town Information

Affluent and culturally exciting Fairfield is ideally positioned for elegant living, an abundance of leisure activities and convenient travel to metropolitan areas.  Situated on Long Island Sound, Fairfield’s 6 mile coastline and pristine beaches are a summer playground for water sport enthusiasts and sun worshipers alike.  Overlooking the Mill River, several beautifully landscaped parks offer the tranquil pleasures of picnicking, bicycling, walking and nature study.  Residents may swim in freshwater at Lake Mohegan and, in the winter months, ice skating is enjoyed at Owen Fish Park, Sturges Pond and Gould Manor Park.  Professionals will find Hartford and Manhattan equidistant from this captivating atmosphere.

An extensive and diverse range of housing suits the most selective tastes and pricing requirements of residents.  There are stately colonials dating from the late 1700’s Greek Revival, Federal and Victorian homes, as well as striking contemporary structures and a wide variety of condominiums.

Fairfield offers a solid education to the student population.  The program features a general academic curriculum, accelerated classes for exceptional pupils and a specialized agenda for the handicapped.

Grand homes, the marina, stately churches and many well preserved buildings are nationally recognized as historic landmarks.  There are three historic districts and one historic are.  The Pequot Library, in Southport, one of three public libraries, maintains one of the nation’s most impressive collections of rare volumes and Americana.

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