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Old 05-19-2009, 08:59 AM
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Do any of the neighborhoods have sidewalks?

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Old 05-19-2009, 09:56 AM
 
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Yes, many of the neighborhoods in Fairfield have sidewalks. Are you looking at any in particular? Jay
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Old 05-19-2009, 10:08 AM
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We have just started researching Fairfield. We would like to purchase a nice size home to raise a family in. We can spend about 500k and my wife insists on sidewalks. We would love to live by the beach, but this doesn't look feasible. Can you let me know of some of the more desirable areas that could fit this? Pros/cons.
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Old 05-19-2009, 10:22 AM
 
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Well for your price you will get a nice but modest home in Fairfield. I would suggest considering Fairfield Center or Stratfield for streets with sidewalks. There are also some streets in the Mill Plain area with sidewalks as well. You should know that sidewalks are only mostly found on the busier streets in Fairfield. The town did this to maintain a less-urban look to the town. These streets are usually not busy so you can walk along the shoulder of the road to get to a street that has sidewalks. We never found it much of a problem. Jay
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Old 05-19-2009, 10:44 AM
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Isn't Stratfield right next to Bridgeport (is rt 59 the divider)? Isn't there increased crime due to this? What schools are up that way?
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Old 05-19-2009, 12:44 PM
 
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Just because it is next to Bridgeport does not mean there is more crime. Stratfield is a very nice area. It borders some of Bridgeport's nicest neighborhoods (the North End and Brooklawn). In fact, I think it is one of the nicer parts of Fairfield for the money(JMHO). Only a short section of the southern part of Route 59 in the Brooklawn area is the border between Bridgeport and Fairfield. The line crosses over to Park Avenue via Brooklawn Avenue. The schools in the area are Stratfield and North Stratfield, both are very good. Jay
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Old 05-19-2009, 02:17 PM
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Do you live in Stratfield? What makes it your favorite?
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Old 05-19-2009, 03:58 PM
 
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Just because it is next to Bridgeport does not mean there is more crime. Stratfield is a very nice area. It borders some of Bridgeport's nicest neighborhoods (the North End and Brooklawn). In fact, I think it is one of the nicer parts of Fairfield for the money(JMHO). Only a short section of the southern part of Route 59 in the Brooklawn area is the border between Bridgeport and Fairfield. The line crosses over to Park Avenue via Brooklawn Avenue. The schools in the area are Stratfield and North Stratfield, both are very good. Jay
Where I'm from (about 50 miles west in Westchester County, NY), the county's poorest municipality (Mt. Vernon) borders the richest (Bronxville) and the same goes for hi vs. lo crime. So no problem with Statfield (are we actually talking Stratford? Or are there 2 entities with similar names east of Bridgeport?), somewhat of the same idea here.
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Old 05-19-2009, 05:42 PM
 
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So no problem with Statfield (are we actually talking Stratford? Or are there 2 entities with similar names east of Bridgeport?), somewhat of the same idea here.
Stratfield is a neighborhood/section of the town of Fairfield, which is located west of the city of Bridgeport. Stratford is a town that is east of the city of Bridgeport.
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Old 05-19-2009, 07:03 PM
 
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My husband, 1 and 1/2-year-old daughter and I live in Stratfield and have never had any problems with crime whatsoever. We are about 3 blocks from Bridgeport.

We moved here from NYC, and still refer to it as Mayberry. Fairfield in general is a WONDERFUL town for young families, and Stratfield is a wonderful neighborhood within Fairfield. I walk/stroll my daughter regularly around the neighborhood, to local parks, etc.

It's a very tight-knit, community-oriented kind of place. I actually know my neighbors. In fact, when we brought our daughter home from the hospital, we found a piece of paper in our mailbox which had a schedule of who on the block would be bringing us dinner on what night...for the next two weeks! That's the kind of place Stratfield is.
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