Just over 59,000 residents are thankful to call Fairfield, Connecticut, home. The city has been named as one of the top 10 best places to live in the United States and the top place to live in the Northeast. The city is home to Sacred Heart University, the second-largest Catholic university in New England, and Fairfield University, which educates about 4,700 students each year.
Fairfield is home to the global conglomerate General Electric. While appliances automatically comes to most people’s minds when they think of General Electric, this company is active in aviation, energy management, health care, natural resources, and transportation. Beautiful Fairfield is also home to R.C. Bigelow Company, which produces several different types of tea. The city is also the home to Strum, Ruger and Company, the only American full-line manufacturer of firearms.