Fairfield was ranked one of the top 100 best places to live in the United States by CNN Money on Monday, along with three other Connecticut towns.
Weighing in at No. 64, Fairfield edged out West Hartford (72) but was outranked by Hamden (54) and nearby Greenwich (29).
The towns and cities that made the Top 100 list met CNN Money's qualifications for "true communities" with job opportunities, low crime rates, good schools, excellent health care, and plenty of activities for residents to do.
What do you think makes Fairfield one of the top 100 "small cities" to live in the United States? Tell us in the comments.
Following the publication of the list, First Selectman Michael Tetreau issued a addressing the ranking.
“The town of Fairfield is very honored to receive this distinguished recognition," Tetreau said in the release. "From our AAA rating, beautiful amenities and thriving local economy to our excellent school system and impressive level of volunteerism, Fairfield has much to offer and so much to be proud of!”
For other residents, the qualities that make Fairfield one of the top places to live in the country are pretty simple.
"Two, simple things -- (1) Duchess and (2) Colony [Grill]," Glenn Broderick wrote on the Fairfield Patch Facebook page.
According to Melissa Fitzgerald-Liceaga, "It's a medium-sized town where people still care...neighbors bring newcomers cookies and a great mix of activities, restaurants, and still that real family feel still exists."
In addition to the Top 100 list, CNN Money also ranked towns and cities in the U.S. based on housing prices, the income of the towns' or cities' populations, and several other categories. Fairfield ranked in the following divisions: