When you venture forth just a block or two from the downtown area, Fairfield reveals neighborhoods with a range of residential prospects. Fairfield Beach: this extensive beach community features street after street of family-centered living with range of architectural flavors, from the period architecture of its Historic District to wooden beach houses and contemporary condos. The coastline is dotted with wetland nature preserves and with five beaches and two public marinas. A significant section of Fairfield’s wonderful waterfront setting, is the village of Southport, with its perfectly preserved 19th century architecture, quaint streets, Pequot Yacht Club and unsurpassed views overlooking the Fairfield Golf and Country Club.
Travel a few miles further north and west to horse country to experience Greenfield Hill. Stately mansions, lush lawns make this a highly desirable neighborhood. Famous for its springtime Dogwood Festival, this genteel upscale community is centered on the village green of the National Historic Landmark Greenfield Hill Congregational Church. The green is also the locale for the annual Summer Arts Festival where the Dogwood trail begins. Greenfield Hill is planted with the world’s most extensive array of Dogwoods, and in May, you can follow roads and roads of blossoming dogwoods—a dense canopy of pastels—that makes spring in Fairfield a magical place.
For fresh-water recreation, travel a little further north to the tiny village of Stratfield. Its charming center village has picturesque shops, and Lake Mohegan with its miles of surrounding trails, beach and sprinkler park provides wonderful outdoor activities year-round.
White church steeples, exciting downtown, an array of cultural festivities, fun beach living, and a variety of suburban and country lifestyles, Fairfield is the treasure of the Connecticut Gold Coast.