Fairfield County Real Estate

In this guide, we will demystify some of the beliefs about the county’s hottest areas and help you understand why it was listed as one of the fastest growing areas in the United States since 2010. Check out the ultimate guide to Fairfield County real estate below.

Fairfield County is the first Connecticut county you encounter after crossing the New York state line. These NYC commuter communities in Southwest Connecticut are known as 'The Gold Coast,' a name that captures their affluence as well as their natural beauty. 

Fairfield County, synonymous with financial affluence and deep cultural history plays backdrop to some of the most exceptional real estate in Connecticut, paying homage to the rich architectural heritage of New England.

With its proximity to New York City and Boston, Fairfield County provides an oasis from the concrete jungle with ease of convenience to destinations all along the eastern seaboard. Whether you seek solitude and privacy or access to some of the world's best shopping, dining, and entertainment, this unique region has it all.


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Fairfield County Housing Market

A snapshot of how the market is performing.


Median Sales Price (up 5% from Jan 2021)


Percent of asking price (up .9% from Jan 2021)


Units sold (down 17% from Jan 2021)


Average Days on Market (down 20% from Jan 2021)

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Fairfield County Real Estate Overview 

Real estate in Fairfield County is ideal because of its accessibility to New York City and a host of other New England destinations. Popular day trips from Fairfield County include local beaches in Connecticut, Fisher’s Island, destinations throughout New York State including Long Island, Newport, RI and Boston, MA. In the summer, its proximity to beaches in the tri-state and beyond make it a great place for lovers of all things seaside.

In the summer, its proximity to a host of beaches makes it a great place for families.

If you plan to live in Connecticut and commute to work in New York City, the train from Westport, where The Riverside Realty Group is headquartered, to Grand Central Station takes about an hour or less on express trains. Parking at the station is free on evenings and weekends. Parents looking to leave the kids with a babysitter and spend the weekend away in the Big Apple can easily do so. Residents love living in Fairfield County given its proximity to the City, access to outdoor activities for all ages and fine dining options that can satiate every palate.

Fairfield County Schools 

Fairfield County is home to 240 public schools. According to Public School Review, Fairfield County public schools served nearly 150,000 students in 2020 and is host to the highest concentration of the top-ranked public schools in Connecticut. Families who buy Fairfield County real estate will have peace of mind that their kids are attending excellent schools.

​​​​​​​Why Work with a Top Fairfield County Real Estate Team 

The Riverside Realty Group is an independent, boutique real estate firm founded in 2007 by partners who share a passion for delivering the full complement of client-centric, personalized real estate services. The intention was to create a company to meet the demands of the market yet never outgrow our founding principles: meeting the individual concerns of our clients. Headquartered in Westport, Connecticut, in the heart of Fairfield County's famed "Gold Coast," our group has closed over $3.0 billion in sales and gained the leadership position in one of the most competitive real estate markets in the nation. The Riverside Realty Group has reason to reflect on our past and focus on our future. When we opened the doors of our entrepreneurial office, we aspired to establish a company uniquely qualified to market your property.

The Riverside Realty Group's hand-selected team focuses solely on making the home buying and selling process a seamless, enjoyable, and memorable experience. Autonomy from any franchise company or banking interest gives us greater flexibility in a dynamic market. It frees our agents from the time-consuming red tape that ties up the large firms. At The Riverside Realty Group, we understand that being your advocate is our core purpose. We are committed to continued innovation and improvement of support systems for our agents and clients. At The Riverside Realty Group, we pride ourselves on being an industry leader in one of the most high-profile, sought after luxury housing markets in the country. With an unsurpassed level of agent performance and excellence, our brokerage's mission is to provide unparalleled client service with state-of-the-art emergent technology, a dedicated network of best-in-class professionals, and the latest in cross-platform, innovative marketing strategies.

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