Fairfield … Scenic Sophistication on Long Island Sound
Situated on the scenic shore of Long Island Sound between Bridgeport and Stamford, historic Fairfield’s roots reach back to 1639, when its vast sweep of salt marsh inspired the subsequent naming of both this town and its county. Rebuilt after being torched by the British in the Revolutionary War, treasured traces of the Colonial past remain within this diverse modern town of 30.6 square miles, population approximately 57,300. Fairfield is primarily suburban, a cosmopolitan residential community with a wide range of housing choices and a charming Victorian downtown area, beautifully reflective of the town’s colorful history of almost four centuries of settlement. Home to two universities, cultural opportunities abound with vibrant and diverse activity.