Although not distinctly or officially defined, Fairfield has business districts that people like to visit, including Tunxis Hill and Stratfield. The Chamber will begin to feature these areas on our site, and begin with six to highlight: Black Rock Turnpike, Fairfield Center, Greenfield Hill, Merchant Row/Post Road East (Grasmere Section), Southport, Commerce Drive Metro Area. Each of these locales has a different business culture, customer base, demographic, and their own individual identity … whether it is colonial architecture, historic beginnings, national store brands, unique boutiques, independent store owners, restaurants with a wide variety of cuisine, they all add up to a town that has everything for everybody!
Black Rock Turnpike:
A major corridor between the Merritt Parkway and I95, this very busy road provides shoppers with national store brands, scattered amongst independent stores and restaurants. Travelers will find a huge selection of places to shop, eat and visit.
Known as downtown or Main Street, is actually the Post Road and features the iconic Town Gazebo on Sherman Green. Fairfield University Book Store is just about in the center, surrounded by shops on each side of the road, offering unusual items for home or wear, but also including new restaurants which seem to appear almost weekly! Many of these stores have been family-owned for years and years.
Established in 1725, and a little off the path, visitors on their way will see beautiful streets, homes, landscapes and then a little area tucked in the center with a few businesses and restaurant. Bakeries, flower shop, nurseries, home gift items, are amongst the favorites.
Merchant Row/Post Road East:
Heading towards Black Rock on Fairfield Avenue, new restaurants and shops have popped up in little strip malls along the way. A wonderful array and variety of businesses and restaurants, visitors can be casual and relaxed. Shoppers will enjoy the mix of ambience and great food.
A section of Fairfield which leads to the picturesque Harbor, this zip code brushes up against Westport, and also reaches wide and far with a variety of businesses. When driving towards the shore, the traveler will find the historic Village. Quaint and charming, and as it were hundreds of years ago, the village has a beautiful upscale hotel, interesting antiques, galleries, clothing stores and unique shops for the one-of-a-kind shopper preference. Timeless, this is a very special place.
Commerce Drive Metro Area:
Swirling around the rotary off I95, along with the busy and new Fairfield Metro Station, this area bustles with car dealerships, tech companies, phone & office supplies, medical buildings and restaurants here and there, for those who want to eat good after a long day.Modern and combined with some old, this face-paced area is perfect for those who seek those kinds of businesses.