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Size: 31.31 Square Miles
Mill rate: 24.79
Train Stations: 3
Public Schools: 11 Elementary, 3 Middle, 3 High Schools
Private Schools: 11 Elementary, 10 Middle, 5 High Schools
Fairfield, Connecticut is a town consistently celebrated by Money magazine as one of the Best Places to Live. The iconic town of Fairfield is situated on the picturesque and ecologically flourishing Long Island Sound, home to five town beaches and miles of sandy shores. Fairfield is renowned for its natural beauty, strong community, enviable cuisine, and a dynamic interplay of seaside and countryside living.
Long noted for the Community’s scholastic prowess, Fairfield Residents are accustomed to witnessing a very significant percentage of children matriculate from the illustrious Fairfield school system to gain acceptance at many of the most elite universities in the world. Fairfield’s commitment to provide a superior education for all of its children accounts for its well respected eleven elementary schools, three middle schools, and four high schools, two of which are private.
Fairfield is also home to two highly regarded institutions of higher learning, Fairfield University and Sacred Heart University, alphabetically and respectively. While these college campuses add a special dimension to the town’s diverse culture, it is abundantly clear that Fairfield in general is not part of a College Town... but rather, the Colleges are a part of Fairfield.
The town of Fairfield Department of Parks and Recreation maintains 170 acres of parks, 5 miles of beaches, 36 playing fields, 2 golf courses, 2 marinas, a Fitness Center, 31 asphalt tennis courts, amongst other important recreational facilities. This enviable lifestyle becomes even more compelling when realizing that Fairfield offers great transportation access for New England and New York’s economic, sports, and cultural opportunities via Metro North’s New Haven, driving via I-95 and Merritt Parkway.