Fairfield Beach (Fairfield)

Fairfield Beach (Fairfield)

Fairfield Beach is a neighborhood of Fairfield, Connecticut. Located just to the south of downtown Fairfield, the neighborhood extends south from Old Post Road to the Long Island Sound. Once primarily a summer resort community, the neighborhood has more recently become popular with year-round residents due to its close proximity to the Long Island Sound beaches to the south and the downtown area with its train station to the north. A recent surge in the neighborhood's popularity has led to a building boom as many of the smaller old homes have been torn down and replaced with the larger new homes. Many of the newer homes have been constructed in a distinctive architectural style known as "Nantucket" or "beach" style. [cite web |author=Prevost, Lisa |title=LIVING IN/The Fairfield, Conn., Beach Area; A Beach Community in an Awkward Transition|date=2005-07-03 |work=The New York Times |url=http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9C05EED71531F930A35754C0A9639C8B63&sec=&spon=&partner=permalink&exprod=permalink]

Residents of the neighborhood are represented by several neighborhood organizations, including the [http://www.fbra.org Fairfield Beach Residents Association] , which represents the entire beach area and the Fair Acres Association, which represents residents residing within the blocks between Rowland Road and Penfield Road.

Traditionally, many Fairfield University students have lived in the neighborhood, and although their numbers have decreased in recent years as property values and rents have increased, there continues to be a significant student presence, leading to occasional conflict between students and permanent residents.

Recreation

* Jennings Beach
* Penfield Beach
* Fairfield Beach Club
* South Benson Marina
* Veterans Park

Education

* Roger Sherman Elementary School

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