Westport is a coastal town in Fairfield County Connecticut. This historic town is one of Fairfield County's best-known communities. You will find celebrities and other wealthy families who are attracted to the town's reputation as an arts and commerce haven. Westport's 26,000 residents enjoy excellent schools, a bustling downtown and a lively arts community.
The shores of Long Island Sound in Westport boast large manors. Country estates are tucked inland, with horse pastures, tennis courts, and outlined with beautiful stone walls. The average home price is $1,773,000.
Downtown Westport features clothing boutiques, jewelry stores, coffee shops, eateries, shoe stores, art-supply stores, delis, and a home-furnishing showroom. U.S. Route 1, is a busy thoroughfare that is lined with every variety of bookstore, grocery store, bakery, and restaurant you might need.
Westport is a family-oriented place and residents enjoy more than 35 parks, playing fields, beaches, and greens. You will also find nature centers, golf courses, and country clubs.
Westport offers an excellent school system. Staples High School, was ranked by Newsweek magazine in 2005 as 452nd on a list of the best 1,000 high schools in the country (Grades 9 to 12) with 1,530 students.