Fairfield, CT

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Fairfield, CT

About Fairfield, CT

Fairfield, Connecticut is a vibrant city located in Fairfield County. This bustling community offers plenty for visitors to explore such as the historic Sherman Town Hall or one of many popular restaurants. Residents here also take advantage of all the outdoor activities available in Jennings Beach Park and Lake Mohegan Park. With its excellent school systems, thriving businesses, and numerous recreational opportunities it's no wonder why so many people choose to make Fairfield their home. Large city - Southwestern Connecticut along Long Island Sound, 50 miles northeast of New York City.

Location Details

Zip Codes: 06824 06825 06890
Cost of Living: 38.6% higher
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 7 ft above sea level
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The Bridgeport, CT metro area is a special place with lots of history and different kinds of places to live and work. It's in southwestern Connecticut, along the Long Island Sound, which means it has beautiful beaches and lots of opportunities for fun on the water. The area was first settled by European colonists in the 17th century, and Bridgeport itself was founded in 1821. It grew into a busy industrial and trading center.

The geography here includes the coast with its beaches and also hilly areas inland. There are parks and nature reserves that offer outdoor activities like hiking and camping. The climate has hot summers and cold winters, with a chance to experience all four seasons.

Nowadays, the economy in Bridgeport is made up of different kinds of jobs. While it used to be focused on manufacturing, now there are jobs in healthcare, finance, education, and technology. There are big companies and lots of smaller businesses too. However, living here can be expensive, especially when it comes to finding a place to live.

When it comes to politics, the people in Bridgeport usually support the Democratic Party. The area is known for being active in elections and caring about community issues.

Life in Bridgeport means you can enjoy both city and suburban living. There are museums, theaters, and art galleries for culture, plus parks and beaches for relaxing outside. The food here is great too, with lots of different kinds of restaurants to try.

If you're thinking about moving to Bridgeport, you should know about the cost of living, which is higher than in many other places. Also, traffic can get busy, so it's a good idea to think about that when planning where to live and work. Despite these challenges, Bridgeport is a welcoming place with a strong sense of community and lots of things to do and see.

Fairfield Cost of Living

Diverse economy, close to new york city, and good climate for region make Fairfield a great place to live.

+52.3% higher than avg
+53.9% higher than avg
$2,440 /mo
Monthly rent (2br)
+41.4% higher than avg
Fairfield Crime
26.7 / 100
Crime is ranked on a scale of 1 (low) to 100 (high). US average: 35.4
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Pros & Cons of Fairfield
   Diverse economy
Some blighted areas
   Close to New York City
Cost of living
   Good climate for region
Long commutes
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Over 11 years ago

I have lived in CT my whole life and I can't wait to get out of here. If you have yourself established, then this is great place to live. If you're a young person  More

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Over 11 years ago

I have lived in CT my whole life and I can't wait to get out of here. If you have yourself established, then this is great place to live. If you're a young person  More

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Over 12 years ago

Very expensive town to live in but good restaurants, schools, beaches and access to  More

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