Once touted by Smithsonian Magazine as one of the 20 Best Small Towns to Visit, Fairfield, Iowa offers the cozy feel of a small town but the culture and diversity of a place much larger. From its grand Victorians and Frank-Loyd Wright-inspired houses to its Vedic-style residences, there are many great places to live in Fairfield, Iowa.
A fun, eclectic town, Fairfield boasts a high quality of life and the warmth and friendliness the Midwest is known for. At its center is Central Park, an open green space surrounded by a bustling commercial district that includes eateries, art galleries, salons, independently owned shops, and other thriving local businesses. Main Street skirts the edge of the park, and just a block over, 2nd Street serves as an anchor for even more businesses. The Carnegie Historical Museum, among the oldest museums in the state, is a major draw to the area. Fairfield offers the variety you can’t always find in small-town living. Beautiful parks, golf courses, and nature preserves are scattered throughout town, giving residents plenty of options when it comes to exercise and outdoor activities.
Chautauqua Park boasts creekside walking trails as well as access to the Fairfield Loop Trail, which snakes its way through various parts of town. Head to Fairfield’s northern side to discover the splendor that awaits at Bonniefield Lake, a serene haven for a picnic, a hike, or an afternoon out on the water.
Homes for sale in Fairfield, IA come in a huge range of sizes, styles, and price ranges. There are adorable starter homes, well-maintained historical homes with tons of character, and even a few luxury abodes outfitted for modern living. Seeing some Fairfield real estate options in person gives you a deeper sense of the town’s distinctive architectural heritage. Reference the information below for up-to-date real estate market trends, nearby school profiles, community demographic information, and more. Ruhl&Ruhl Realtors has plenty of homes for sale in Fairfield, IA for you to choose from. Continue browsing this page to see all houses for sale and real estate options in Fairfield.
Fairfield is located northwest of Burlington. View homes for sale in the Burlington, Iowa area for more real estate options.
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Fairfield was established and became the seat of Jefferson County in 1839. The town built a library in 1853 and it held the first Iowa State fair in 1854. Fairfield has a population of 9,464 according to the last census.
Nicknamed “Silicorn Valley” in the 1990s due to its abundance of tech startups, Fairfield, IA continues to be a center for culture and education. You can visit the Fairfield Arts and Convention Center, learn about Transcendental Meditation at Maharishi International University, peruse the works of over 300 contemporary artists at ICON Gallery, venture to the town square for the First Friday Art Walk, and learn about the history and importance of draft horses in regards to Fairfield’s agriculture at Maasdam Barns Museum. Feel free to hike the 30-plus miles of Jefferson County Trails that surround Fairfield, and take in the beautiful scenery. Additionally, there are more restaurants per capita than San Francisco, meaning Fairfield has eclectic culinary options for every taste. Visit Travel Fairfield for more information on attractions, lodging, and events!