Living in Fairfield County
Fairfield County is often called Connecticut’s Gold Coast, referring to its string of waterfront towns that glisten in the sun, with hubs of finance interlaced with beach towns and nautical villages—albeit villages with some of the most prosperous populations in the country. The station names called off by the train conductors evoke images of ultimate suburbia: Greenwich, Stamford, Darien, Norwalk, and Westport. Residents have long been drawn to Fairfield County because of its proximity to New York City, thanks its many stops on the commuter rail. It also offers idyllic country acreage, much of it with views and access to the Long Island Sound. Houses here include aristocratic estates, where sailing and horseback riding is still a part of daily life; glass-walled Modernist icons; and solid, historic clapboard Colonials that might have been models for a 19th-century painting.