Fairfield and Its Neighboring Towns
Town of Fairfield
Fairfield is compact and easy to navigate. Residents can walk to theaters, restaurants, museums, and galleries, as well as the train station for a commute to corporate centers in Stamford and New York City. The ferry is nearby in Bridgeport and there is easy access on and off I-95 and the Merritt Parkway. Residents and nearby visitors have access to 2 beaches and marinas.
Fairfield is an attractive blend of historic and contemporary architecture. The streets are charming and inviting, with shops and local art displayed regularly. From authentic French bakeries to Banana Republic and Victoria's Secret stores, there is no better way to spend an afternoon then eating warm pastries and shopping.
Fairfield is a great place for young professionals to buy or rent, or for active empty nesters who are looking for alternative ways to spend their time than yard work and house repairs. As the beach lifestyle appeals to many, there are an increasing number of rentals and cottage units that become available every year. Fairfield is home to more than 56,000 residents and boasts low crime rates.
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- Learn more about the beach access
City of Bridgeport
Unlike most nearby urban centers, downtown Bridgeport is easy to negotiate. Residents can walk to theaters, restaurants, the train station, and nearby Bridgeport-Port Jefferson ferry. It is a short walk to Harbor Yard to see the Bluefish, a minor league baseball team, play. One of the finest urban parks, Seaside Park, is located along the harbor and Long Island Sound.
Captain's Cove Seaport is another one of Connecticut's premier tourist attractions. Located on Historic Black Rock Harbor, the complex is an active maritime and amusement center.
The Beardsley Zoo is the only zoo in Connecticut and provides a wonderfully wild experience for all. As an accredited member of the American Zoo and Aquarium Association (AZA) and participant in its Species Survival Plan (SSP), the Beardsley Zoo is committed to the preservation of endangered animals. Another major attraction is The Discovery Museum and Planetarium whose mission is to educate, excite, and engage visitors in the exploration of science, technology, and ideas through interactive experiences that promote new insights.
Downtown Bridgeport is also one of the last remaining real estate bargains in all of Fairfield County. It's a great place for young professionals to buy their first condo or house. As the City Trust block, Arcade, and Downtown North developments continue to build, an increasing number of rental apartments and condominium units will become available in the next few years.
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- Learn more about public transportation
- Prepare your next zoo visit
- Visit the Discovery Museum
Town of Trumbull
Trumbull is a largely residential community with extensive parks and recreation areas that boasts a high quality-of-life for its residents. It is located a little over an hour by train from both New York City and Hartford. It is easily accessible to I-95, the Merritt Parkway, and Route 8, and borders Monroe, Shelton, Bridgeport, and Fairfield.
Trumbull is a growing, suburban residential community with extensive retail and an expanding commercial and industrial base. The Town has above average income and education levels that reflect its competitive and driven nature.
In addition to over 1,400 acres of parks, the Town manages and operates Tashua Knolls Golf Course, a 27-hole championship rated golf course. Next to the golf course is a an outdoor Olympic-sized swimming pool, 4 lighted tennis courts, as well as other major athletic facilities. Trumbull is home to over 35,000 residents and boasts low crime rates.
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- Learn more about Fairfield and its neighboring towns
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