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In Fairfield County, the principal communities are Bridgeport, Stamford, Norwalk, Danbury, Greenwich, Fairfield, and Stratford. The University of Bridgeport (founded 1927) and Fairfield University (founded 1942) are two major schools. The county’s proximity to New York City makes it a popular residential and resort area as well as an attractive location for corporate headquarters. Some major economic activities are retail trade and manufacturing. Bridgeport, one of Connecticut’s leading industrial cities, produces transportation equipment, electrical goods, and machine tools.

The city meets the country in this sophisticated region of Connecticut. From Greenwich to Stamford and New Canaan to Westport, you’ll find high-quality shops, classic antiques and sumptuous dining. Visit the Tony award-winning Westport Country Playhouse. Take the kids to Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport or the Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk.

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