Fairfield, Connecticut is an upscale suburban enclave of tiny neighborhoods, pristine beaches and big city proximity. The mix is so popular that most people, once they've settled in, want to stay put. Walter Hibbs is one of those happy campers.
“My family moved to Fairfield when I was in second grade, I’m 58 now and I’ve never wanted to live anywhere else,” said Hibbs, a realtor who manages the Fairfield office of Prudential Connecticut Real Estate.
His two adult offspring are Fairfield folks, too, leaving town for college, but moving back once they graduated and loving their hometown as much as their dad does.
“It offers the best of everything,” Hibbs noted. “We have five public beaches on Long Island Sound, tremendous shopping, restaurants, recreation and cultural attractions and a highly ranked school system. But we’re only 50 minutes from New York City on the commuter rail or by car and just three hours to Vermont skiing.”
Along the “Gold Coast”
Located in Fairfield County, this affluent community along Connecticut’s affluent “Gold Coast” is composed of many neighborhoods, with two in particular – Greenfield Hill and Southport – well-known for their wealth, expansive properties and large, lovely homes.