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Named one of Money Magazine's best places to live, the quaint coastal town of Fairfield is dotted with beaches, restaurants and unique experiences.

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Farmer's markets, sidewalk sales, fireworks display enjoyed from the beach, these are only a few of the summer events and attractions in Fairfield, CT.

Named one of Money Magazine's best places to live, the quaint coastal town of Fairfield is dotted with beaches, restaurants and unique experiences. Fairfield's historic downtown offers visitors a range of activities from shopping at locally-owned boutiques and national retail stores, to weekly outdoor concerts on the Green, to a night out at the theater. The town offers many fine restaurants, offering a multitude of dining options to suit the most discriminating palate. Hiking trails through the Audubon nature reserve and the more than 1,000 acres of town-owned open space, as well as five miles of picturesque coastline, help connect visitors to the beauty that southern New England has to offer.

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Facts about Fairfield

Town/City established:

  • Incorporated in 1639.

Named from:

  • The town's name comes from the European settlers' impression of the "fair fields," what the Native Americans called Uncoway.

County:

  • Fairfield.

Notable citizens (past and present):

  • John Mayer, musician.
  • Justin Long, actor.
  • William Burnett Benton, former United States Senator.
  • James Blake, professional tennis player.
  • Oliver Burr Jennings, Exxon (standard Oil) founder.
  • J.J. Henry, professional golf player.
  • Leonard Bernstein, composer.
  • Jason Robards, actor.
  • Julius Boros, golfer.

Top Five Attractions:

  • Connecticut Audubon Society Birdcraft Museum.
  • Fairfield Museum & History Center.
  • Ogden House & Gardens (c.1750).
  • Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts at Fairfield University.
  • Jennings/Penfield beaches.

Annual Visitor’s Events:

  • Dogwood Festival, early May.
  • Blessing of the Fleet & Parade, June.
  • Summer Concert Series at the Gazebo, June-August.
  • Fairfield County Irish Festival, mid-June.
  • Pequot Library Book Sale, July.
  • Fairfield Restaurant Week, mid-October.

Quality of the town/city:

  • Named one of Money Magazine's best places to live, the quaint coastal town of Fairfield is dotted with beaches, restaurants and unique experiences. Fairfield's historic downtown offers visitors a range of activities from shopping at locally-owned boutiques and national retail stores, to weekly outdoor concerts on the Green, to a night out at the theater. The town offers many fine restaurants, offering a multitude of dining options to suit the most discriminating palate. Hiking trails through the Audubon nature reserve and the more than 1,000 acres of town-owned open space, as well as five miles of picturesque coastline, help connect visitors to the beauty that southern New England has to offer.

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