Southport, Connecticut is a beautiful coastal community in Fairfield County, located just over an hour outside of New York City.
The small village is part of the town of Fairfield and is full of New England charm and history. Southport was settled in 1639 and was designated a local historic district in 1967.
Area of Town:
3 square miles
JFK - 56 miles
LaGuardia - 49 miles
Westchester - 35 miles
Metro North to Grand Central- 80 minutes
New York City- 52 miles
720 Pequot Avenue
Southport, CT 06890
History of Southport
During the eighteenth century, Mill River Village was a small community of just a few houses and a wharf at the mouth of the Mill River. The harbor allowed for farm products from the surrounding areas to be shipped to ports in New York and beyond. By 1831, Southport, had evolved into a busy commercial area with stunning homes alongside churches, schools and local shops. As a leading coastal port on the Sound, Southport enjoyed great economic wealth. The railroad would soon arrive, creating new job opportunities while at the same time competing with the shipping industry. Southport was well-known for its quality onions, grown locally and shipped out via the harbor. During the 1890s, 100,000 barrels of Southport onions were shipping each year, along with some other locally grown produce. Southport also served as the area’s financial district. The charm and allure of this quaint New England Village remains today complete with gorgeous Long Island Sound views, stately homes, tree-lined streets and a bustling little downtown. Southport is truly a seaside gem!
Southport | Fairfield Life
Southport offers a small quaint beach that includes bathroom facilities and a concession stand that sells food during the summer season. Ye Yacht Yard, located on Harbor Road accommodates 65 small boats to a maximum 14'. It also provides boat launch services to residents and 20 kayak racks are available. The Wakeman Boys and Girls Club offers a multitude of activities, sports and programs for children all year round.
Fairfield offers over 170 acres of parks, 5 miles of beaches, 2 waterfront banquet facilities, a beachfront pavilion, 36 playing fields, 2 golf courses, 2 marinas, a Fitness Center, 31 asphalt tennis courts, a har-tru Tennis Center and 3 picnic areas.
Fairfield also boasts the Fairfield Theatre Company AKA FTC, a nonprofit center for the Arts and Culture located in the heart of downtown.
A fun and exciting "local" hot spot!
The Fairfield Museum and History Center opened in September of 2007 and has been a wonderful addition to the town. The museum offers educational programs, exhibits, as well as children's programs, summer camps and more! You can also rent it out for your next event. Please visit their website to learn more.
Southport is served by Fairfield’s superior public school system for students in grades K-12. The Southport School (formerly Eagle Hill) is a private day school for children (K-8) with language learning disabilities.
Through the Continuing Education Program, Fairfield offers a variety of programs including GED and ESL classes as well as some evening programs. Fairfield is enriched by the presence of Fairfield University and Sacred Heart University, a variety of private and parochial schools from grades K -12, and a number of preschool options.
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Southport | Fairfield Public Safety and Services
The Fairfield Police and Fire Departments respond to thousands of emergencies and calls for service each year and exist to protect and ensure the safety of Fairfield's residents and visitors. The Police and Fire Departments work around the clock to serve a community with more than 32 miles of residential, commercial and industrial properties, over five miles of shoreline, two college campuses and more than 59,000 residents. The Emergency Communications Center (ECC) handles more than 100,000 emergency calls annually.
An informed, involved and engaged community remains the number one resource to ensure the safety of our Residents and Visitors. Fairfield uses CodeRED to communicate with residents in the event of emergency situations or critical community alerts. Examples include: evacuation notices, bio-terrorism alerts, boil water notices, and missing child reports.
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Non Emergency #'s...
Animal - Related Problems 203.254.4857
Disaster Relief/Aid - Red Cross 203.576.1010
Health Concerns- Health Dept. 203.256.3020
Non- Emergency Public Safety- Police Dept. 203.254.4800
Non- Emergency Public Safety- Fire Dept. 203.254.4700
Power Outage- UI 800.722.5584
Road or Tree Problems- Public Works Garage 203.256.3177
School Emergencies 203.255.TALK(8255)
Storm or Incident Related Informational Updates 203.254.4899
Town Emergency- Fairfield Emergency Info Update 203.254.4899
Artisan at the Delamar
Driftwood Coffee Shop
Garelick and Herb
Sammy's Southport Pizza House
Spic and Span Market
The Horseshoe Tavern
Brick and Wood Cafe
The Locals Know that the Place to be is:
- Annual “Rooms with a View” Event
- Annual 4th of July Bike Parade and Lawn Games at Pequot Library
- Pequot Art Show
- Pequot Library Annual Book Sale