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%

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%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

Fairfield Reviews

59 reviews
All Categories
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..
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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!
Yes, I would choose to live here again because I have made so many memories and friends here that I wouldn't trade for the world. This place has felt like home to me and everyone in my neighborhood is friendly and kind. Although this area is expensive, I still would live here again. I have always lived in Connecticut before now and it feels like my home, so I wouldn't want to have lived anywhere else. In the future, I hope to see the school system getting better and the crime rate decrease, wanting this place to turn around and become better. Also, people have begun to care more and more about the environment so I see everyone helping to make a change in the area.