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Old 01-02-2007, 09:31 PM
 
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Hello, I heard that you could describe Fairfield as having 10 different neighborhoods - I don't know what they are or what they might be like. Can anyone describe them or some of them for me? Thanks!!!
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Old 01-03-2007, 06:05 PM
 
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Default Southport?

Can anyone describe what living in Southport is like? THanks!!
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Old 01-03-2007, 06:13 PM
 
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Fairfield is a pleasant town to live- some areas middle class, others very $$$- I cannot answer your question re: '10 neighborhoods'

Southport is 'old money' A very wealthy town on LI Sound. It is adjacent to Fairfield.
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Old 01-03-2007, 11:28 PM
 
Location: Cheshire, Conn.
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Fairfield is a pleasant town to live- some areas middle class, others very $$$- I cannot answer your question re: '10 neighborhoods'

Southport is 'old money' A very wealthy town on LI Sound. It is adjacent to Fairfield.
Southport is a section of the town of Fairfield.
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Old 02-08-2007, 01:05 AM
 
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Default Fairfield neighborhoods

Southport is on the water, the southernmost are of Fairfield, adjacent to Westport. It is beautiful and expensive, and very accessible to I-95 and the Post Rd (US 1) which is a developed retail are. Many people commute to NYC, seems to have the most people without kids, and retirees. Lots of expensive condos (million dollar range).

Greenfield Hill is the expensive, fancy area in the northern part ot town. Much less develpoment, homes with lots of acreage, horses, etc. Many affluent families, many people work in finance. Located north of Merritt Parkway (Rt. 15).

Stratfield is an older neighborhood with smaller lots, homes closer together, but very family friendly and safe. Somewhat less expensive. Has a nice "neighborhood" feeling, you will actually know and speak with your neighbors here.

Tunxis Hill area, including Villa Avenue is not so nice, less afluent, higher crime area, adjacent to Bridgeport. Also lower Black Rock Turnpike (south of the intersection of Tunxis Hill Rd) is industrial and not so nice as a residential area.

Lake Hills and the Lake Mohegan area are very nice, family oriented areas, off of Black Rock Turnpike (a prety developed retail street). There is a public lake with playground and mini-water park (Lake Mohegan) and a private lake (Lake Hills), both of which are beautiful in the summer and good alternatives to the beaches.

Let me know if you have any more questions or want more details about any particular neighborhood, or if there's something you're looking for, or trying to avoid.

Good luck!
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Old 03-08-2007, 03:55 AM
 
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Hi.

My wife and I have spent four years in New Zealand, after living in Brooklyn, and we are moving to Fairfield in July. Plan to rent first. Kids are 12, 10 and 8. We're kinda low-key, not into pretense.

Do you know anything about the Mill Plain neighborhood? It looks close to the station, which I'll need. Most important, the closer to public transportation, the better.

Thank you.
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Old 03-08-2007, 05:04 AM
 
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We live on Mill Plain in a great house. The only problem is that this road is very busy. If you avoid Mill Plain and stay on the side streets, you have a wonderful neighborhood close to town, transportation, etc. Is not pretentious. The elementary school (Riverfield) is overcrowded however.
Good luck
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Old 03-09-2007, 08:06 AM
 
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When you say the side streets, do you mean under the I-95? Bit concerned about flooding potential there. And which is your busy road, is that Boston Post Road?

We liked Fairfield a lot, and we would like to move there even though I'll be commuting to Manahattan.

Thank you.
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