The small village, settled in 1639, is part of the town of Fairfield and evocative of its rich New England history. Southport was designated a local historic district in 1967.
The historic allure remains today. A drive through the charming village reveals majestic, tree-lined streets and elegant, stately homes of varying architectural styles – Greek Revival, Georgian, Victorian, Colonial, Romanesque and Federal – giving us a view into an historic, bygone era.
The old village is protected by strict zoning laws, designed to preserve its history for future generations. The small seaport area boasts a private yacht club, its own library, two churches, several lovely shops and antique stores, restaurants and a boutique hotel. The views of the Long Island Sound are positively breathtaking.
Now imagine all this within walking distance from your front door. Welcome to the The Village lifestyle.
Southport's historic Village is the perfect blend of modern convenience with the charm of yesteryear. Staples like Spic & Span Market, Switzer's Pharmacy (Est. 1860!), and the popular Horseshoe Cafe (established in 1934 and affectionately dubbed The "Shoe") are complemented by small boutiques and daily conveniences like the local Post Office, Bank and the Southport Racquet Club (soon to be Equinox fitness club). More modern additions to the area are the luxe Delamar hotel and Artisan restaurant along with the cozy and fireplaced Gray Goose Cafe, local favorites for post-commute food and drink.
1505 Pequot Avenue, Southport- Sunbathe, swim, and explore the tide pools in a serene pocket of paradise. About 2.5 acres in size, Southport Beach is a tiny, quiet beach property that includes bathroom facilities and a concession stand that sells food during the beach season. Lifeguards are on duty during the summer months. Southport Beach is free and open to the public, however from Memorial Day Saturday to Labor Day only residents with a beach sticker are permitted to park in the lot. There are no daily fees.
Pequot Library brings literature, music, art, science, and the humanities to the local community. For over 125 years, Pequot Library has been a cultural beacon for Fairfield, Southport Village, and beyond, providing professional, encouraging library services and vibrant and diverse programming. Pequot Library is listed in the The National Register of Historic Places, the official list of the Nation's historic locations worthy of preservation.
PEQUOT YACHT CLUB
Pequot Yacht Club was established for the development of interest in sailing. Since that time, members have been active cruisers and racers in the sport at the regional, national and international levels. Today, the Club supports an active junior program, a large cruising fleet, Ideal 18s, a Dyer Dhow frostbite contingent and a growing fleet of pond yachts. Pequot Yacht Club has remained an organization focused on sailing. While sailing is the priority, the Club has a social side as well, with a galley and dining room for daily lunches and evening parties throughout the year.
SOUTHPORT TRAIN STATION
Attention commuters! Take your life back with a front door just half a mile from the MetroNorth train line. Walk, bike or drive for an easy-on, easy-off commute to popular destinations as Stamford and NYC. On your days off, leave the car at home and do some Soutbound sightseeing in the city or Northbound waterfront dining in New Haven.
This new 10 acre park in the heart of historic downtown Southport is the result of a collaboration between Aspetuck Land Trust, the Sasquanaug Association, Southport Conservancy, and the Southport Area Association to restore the park's natural beauty while enhancing its community appeal and improving plant and wildlife habitats. Southport Park is open to the public and was designed for joggers, hikers, dog walkers and children of all ages. It includes a natural playscape for children, and more than 1/2 mile of newly constructed walking trails that are well marked and include map stands and interest stations. The 2,000 plants and 100 trees added to the park will produce berries and seeds for birds to eat, and the shrubs will provide a hiding area for small mammals. Play areas, benches, and a picnic area were added to the property. Natural structures (like the fort, benches and parts of the play areas) were created from the wood of trees felled by recent storms.