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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    C
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    C+
New Fairfield is a town in Connecticut with a population of 13,992. New Fairfield is in Fairfield County. Living in New Fairfield offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In New Fairfield there are a lot of parks. Residents of New Fairfield tend to lean liberal. The public schools in New Fairfield are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$352,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$2,151
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    6%
  • Own
    94%
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New Fairfield Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    9%
  • 35-44 years
    9%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    18%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    21%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    30%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

Working in New Fairfield

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$107,089
National
$55,322
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New Fairfield feels like every John Green book but smaller and significantly less funny. It's a pretty sandwiched town; being an hour and a half away from New York and thirty minutes to the closest mall. There are no sidewalks so if you have to get anywhere in town you have to drive or make friends with people who drive. There are no arcades, bowling allies, or movie theaters, but we do have a Starbucks! Without any gathering places, it becomes so easy to be an anti-social person but luckily the school system provides many after-school activities.
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Such a nice place to live and visit. Good neighbors, good schools, very safe, all necessary conveniences in town and even better availability of anything you'd want within 10 miles or so.

Wonderful summer place with multiple lakes, parks, hiking, etc. in town.
Easy day trips to New York City, the Long Island Sound shore and beaches, Berkshire and Catskill mountains and the Hudson River Valley.

Decent commutes to Westchester and lower Fairfield counties.

Worst thing about New Fairfield is that it's in Connecticut where years of legislative incompetence is driving businesses and high income tax payers out of the state while the state spends money without regard to any sense of fiscal responsibility.
New Fairfield, CT is a small suburban almost rural community in southwestern Connecticut. It lacks much of what one would like in a growing town. There is not much of a main street, besides a grocery store, a few restaurants, and some other small shops. Recently, sidewalks have been installed in the center of town which has certainly helped with moving towards a communal central location; however, much of the town is made up of hills which makes it very difficult to get any where by foot. The town itself is relatively safe and the school system is very good, with the middle school having been awarded state middle school of the year a few years back.