Fairfield Connecticut

Fairfield offers its residents a broad diversity in lifestyle, housing and services with a very strong town atmosphere. Scenic inland hills, a picturesque harbor and waterfront communities are all part of the landscape. Residential sites range in various parts of town from 1/4 acre to areas zoned for 2 acre minimum. The greater variety in lot sizes has enabled Fairfield to offer a broad range of housing styles, sizes and price ranges. While the majority of housing is single-family a variety of apartments, co-ops and condominiums exist.

Population:
59,000
Government:
Representative Town Meeting, Selectmen, Board of Finance.
Area:
30.2 square miles
Mill Rate:
16.67 Property taxes are assessed at 70% of actual value
Distance:
NYC – 50 miles. New Haven – 20 miles
Avg. Sold Price:
10/07/07 – CMLS, Single Family Residences
$873,713
Public Services:
United Illuminating Co., Southern CT Gas Co., sewers, water, 4 libraries, Conrail Train service, bus service. 2 ferries.
Police Department:
Fairfield Police Department
Fire Department:
Fairfield Fire Department – Paid
Houses of Worship:
Baptist, Congregational, Episcopal, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Lutheran, Methodist, Presbyterian, Catholic, Jewish, United Church of Christ
Recreation:
Parks, playgrounds, soccer, track – field, tennis. golf, sailing, swimming, boating, skating, baseball, football, basketball, bocci, skiing, boat basins, hiking, cycling, camping, theater groups, 4 libraries.
Medical Facilities:
There are 7 nearby hospitals and 3 nursing homes.
Shopping:
Wide selection of shopping facilities along Route 1
Schools:
9 Elementary (Grades K-5); 2 Middle (Grades 6-8); 2 High Schools; 15 nursery, 11 private and parochial schools