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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
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  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
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  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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Fairfield is a suburb of New York City with a population of 61,611. Fairfield is in Fairfield County and is one of the best places to live in Connecticut. Living in Fairfield offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Fairfield there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Fairfield and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Fairfield are highly rated.
About Fairfield...
Population
61,611

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$597,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,841
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    17%
  • Own
    83%
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Fairfield Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    33.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    1.6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    19.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    155.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,266.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    107.3
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    13%
  • 25-34 years
    7%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    29%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    34%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    17%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    15%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in Fairfield

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$127,746
National
$55,322
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Thankfully have moved from Fairfield. The particular neighborhood that I resided was not inclusive. There were neighbors that wouldn’t aknowledge others. The center of town doesn’t offer much; yet is too congested. The beaches are crowded and nothing special. The residents (in one particular, “sought after” neighborhood) are extremely unfriendly and cliquish. It’s middle school all over again! Let’s just say, I kiss the ground where we currently reside.
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We love the (relative) diversity, higher level of social awareness, walkability, food, access to nature. There is still a bit of "gold coast" that you have to roll your eyes at, but for the most part there's a lot of really good people. We went from late-20s young professionals to 30s parents of a young child during our four years so far in Fairfield. Both experiences were/have been great.

Each neighborhood in Fairfield has a really distinct personality, so I would do some additional research to see what neighborhood fits for you. We love that we can WALK to 6 parks/playgrounds, 5 beaches, hiking trails, fishing, a library that rivals some children's museums, national-act concerts, & the train to NYC or New Haven. At the same time, we have our own driveway and backyard where I can garden & have a bonfire with friends over without imposing on neighbors. The town amenities & services are great, much better than other area towns- tax $ actually worth it.
Fairfield is a wonderful town to grow up in. Education is one of the top priorities of Fairfield, as public, private, and college schools are extremely prominent. What I wish would change about Fairfield is the lack of diversity, as the housing market can make it hard to afford to live there. The best part about living in Fairfield is how family friendly it is. There are parks, shopping, music, and beaches that bring people in from all over the state. Not only during the day, but there also is a lot of restaurants, shops, and movie theatres that are great at night too.