county in Connecticut, United States

Fairfield County is a now-defunct county of Connecticut in the New York City metropolitan area, and is home to some of the wealthiest suburbs in the country.

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Connecticut abolished its county governments in 1960, which led to problems in land use and infrastructure planning. In the 1980s, the state established regionally based "councils of governments" (COGs), with elected representatives of all cities and towns serving on their boards. Each COG has responsibility over what the state calls a "planning region". By 2015, the planning regions had fully replaced the counties for state statistical purposes, and the federal government followed suit in 2022. The area formerly occupied by Fairfield County is now split between three planning regions:

  • Greater Bridgeport
  • Naugatuck Valley
  • Western Connecticut

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Map of Fairfield County

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The Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk is the largest attraction in this region.

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Fairfield County is a relatively safe area of the country, but does have some crime in the bigger cities such as Bridgeport. Just follow common sense rules and you should be fine.

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Litchfield County

Litchfield is a rural section of Connecticut with many forests and state parks.

New Haven County

A good shopping area with famous New Haven and Yale University.

New York City

New York City has an uncountable number of tourist sights and is, in most cases, less than an hour away.

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