Southport is an historic village in Fairfield, Connecticut. Southport is located on Long Island Sound and borders Westport to the east. This historic town was settled more than 350 years ago in 1639. You will find many fine examples of pre and post Revolutionary architecture.
Fairfield sits on 5 miles of shorefront and offers beautiful beaches and excellent boating. Located just 50 miles northeast of New York City, and 25 miles southwest of New Haven, Fairfield is convenient to both areas of commuters.
Southport has a post office, hardware store, pharmacy, train station, gift and antique shops and restaurants.
First settled in 1639, Southport was known as Mill River in its early years. Situated at the mouth of the river for which it was named, the village was a bustling commercial area with warehouses, churches, schools, stores and elegant houses by the early 19th century.
Fairfield Public Schools include 8 elementary schools (grades K-5), 2 middle schools (grades 6-8), and 1 high school (grades 9-12). Special Education programs serve home bound students as well as those with a variety of disabilities.