A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$578,900
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,698
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    18%
  • Own
    82%

Fairfield Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    19
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    6
    41
  • Robbery
    8
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    230
    525
  • Theft
    1,243
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    57
    263

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$122,306
National
$53,889
Children
21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    28%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    34%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    18%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    16%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%
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I live in Fairfield and have for about about 15 years. It is a great town and has a lot to offer for many different demographics. The neighborhoods of Southport, Greenfield Hill, and Sasco Beach are the most expensive, and rival nearby towns of Westport, Darien, Greenwich, and New Canaan. The Downtown is very nice, with sidewalks, great restaurants, a good night life, and cute little shops. Fairfield has five public beaches for their residents, all of which are great. Fairfield is home to two universities; Fairfield University and Sacred Heart University. The town is served by the Metro North Trainline, and commute to New York City range from 60-80 minutes. The 1-95 and the Merritt Parkway run through the town as well. The public schools are great with their two high schools, Fairfield Ludlowe and Fairfield Warde being ranked the 10th and 19th best public high schools in the state, respectively.
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Great town and schools! It's a great seaside town with terrific schools. Fairfield has two high schools which keeps the enrollment at each school at a reasonable number. The town is very diverse and has many different types of neighborhoods including beach, lake, woodsy, etc..
I love living here. There is so much to offer from great dining and shopping, to cultural arts, and a close knit community with an abundance of family friendly activities that are complimentary for living here!