Eat, See, & Do: Fairfield County, Connecticut

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Less than 40 miles from Manhattan is Fairfield County—a commuter’s paradise that offers its own delightful assortment of restaurants, attractions, and entertainment destinations. It also offers some of the country’s best schools and in Stamford specifically, gainful employment opportunities.

If you’re considering calling this happy hamlet home, here are a few local highlights you can look forward to:


New York may be known for the perfect slice, but just across the border are delicious pies crafted by Connecticut’s top pizza connoisseurs. Pepe’s is a famous establishment that originated in New Haven in 1925. Since its inception, it’s expanded throughout the state to cities including Fairfield. Pepe’s landed the coveted #1 spot on The Daily Meal’s 101 Best Pizzas in America and pizza lovers travel far and wide to sample their white clam pizza.


If you’re a lover of all four seasons, Connecticut is the state for you. Lush, green summers precede gorgeous autumnal days filled with crisp air and warm colors. There are a variety of scenic hikes in Fairfield County where you can take in the changing landscape. Mianus River Park has meandering trails through the forest that edge along a flowing stream. The Grace Richardson Conservation Area is home to verdant woods as well as scenic trails and rest stops where you can take in all its beauty.


Take a walk on the wild side in the Nutmeg State and pay a visit to the acclaimed Beardsley Zoo. Stunning wildlife including Amur tigers, Howler monkeys, and boa constrictors call this local zoo home, attracting audiences from all over the state to support its conservation efforts. If you’d like to use your sea legs, the Long Island Sound is off the coast of Fairfield County and offers sailing, yachting, and other maritime activities.

Featured Community: Highgrove Stamford

Standing strong at 18 stories is Highgrove Stamford. This luxe community offers up inspired amenities, spacious floor plans, and unparalleled design. Located just a short train ride from Manhattan, residents can escape to a life of tranquility and luxury at Highgrove Stamford.

Interested in calling Fairfield County home? Contact us today to schedule a tour at Highgrove Stamford.