The city of Fairfield, established in 1955, covers just over 21 square miles across both Hamilton and Butler counties. With just over 42,000 in population, according to the 2010 census, Fairfield is a thriving, growing community.
Fairfield is located in southwestern Ohio, about 20 miles north of downtown Cincinnati. It sits along the northern loop of I-275 and it conveniently located within minutes of much “recreational, cultural and business areas. The city’s direct interstate connections via Union Centre Boulevard and State Route 4 provide convenient access to I-275, I-75 and I-74.”
“Fairfield youth are served by the Fairfield City School District and a few private institutions in the City of Fairfield. These schools strive to provide the best in education for the children of Fairfield.” Fairfield has one of the largest school districts in the Cincinnati area, serving just fewer than 10,000 students. According to schooldigger.com, the district is ranked 268th out of the 709 districts in Ohio.
“Providing not only traditional classroom education, the City’s primary and secondary schools offer athletic programs, fine arts programs and numerous extracurricular activities.”
The Fairfield City School District has five elementary schools, one intermediate school, one middle school, one school for only freshmen and then one high school.
Private Schools in the city of Fairfield include:
Cincinnati Christian Schools. Located on two campuses, the elementary sits directly on Route 4 and the 7-12 campus is located on Morris Road, about 8 minutes north of the elementary campus. The school serves just shy of 700 students in Pre School through 12th grade.
Fairfield Christian School is located on Princeton Road in Hamilton, Ohio, about a mile from I-29 Michael A. Fox Highway, north of Cincinnati. The school serves students in grades PK-12. “Fairfield Christian School (FCS) is a ministry of New Life Vineyard Church.
Sacred Heart Elementary School is located on Nilles Road and serves approximately 500 students in grades K-8.
St. Ann Elementary school is located on Pleasant Avenue and serves approximately 150 students in grades K-8
Fairfield Parks and Recreation
“Fairfield maintains 29 parks and recreation facilities within the City, including an 18-hole golf course, a 9-hole golf course, the Community Arts Center, an Aquatics Center, an 1817 farm mansion, a fishing lake, and a bike/hike path system.”
Marsh Park “is a natural spring fed lake with over 4,000 feet of accessible shoreline. Regularly stocked throughout the season, the lake is home” to a variety of fish.
The Bait House carries fresh live bait and your basic tackle needs. Throughout the season, Thomas O. Marsh Park Fishing Lake hosts special events including overnight fishing.”
The Hamilton-Fairfield Skate Park is one of Fairfield’s most unique places for recreation. This park is for all skaters and is 8,000 feet of cement with a “bowl, mini half pipe and BMX”. Many people come to the skate park and enjoy the time on their wheels.
The Fairfield Aquatic Center is a place for the whole family to enjoy the warmer weather. This center has “water-based activities for everyone include an eight lane lap pool, diving board, climbing wall, large swirling water slide, interactive water play structure and sprayground.” Check out their site for daily and membership rates.
Fairfield Community Sports programs offer another recreational activity for the family. Sports include baseball, softball, basketball, cheerleading, football, lacrosse, and hockey. In addition, Fairfield offers adaptive sports for the disabled, allowing them to be a part of the community through athletics.
The golf courses in Fairfield “provide opportunities for golfers of all ages and skill level. Fairfield Greens South Trace is a par 70 championship golf course that plays 6,246 yards with five par three holes, ten par four holes and 3 par five holes. The course features bentgrass fairways, large undulating greens, numerous water hazards and bunkers. Fairfield Greens North Trace is a fun and challenging executive nine-hole course. The 1,885 yards course is par 31, with four par four holes and five par three holes. Outings, tournaments, and weekly leagues are offered and available to the public.”
Fairfield Special Events
Movies in the Park is a cool family event that takes place the first Friday of every month during the summer. You won’t want to miss this great time to spend with your family.
Light up Fairfield takes place during the Christmas holiday season each year. Located at The Village Green, you won’t want to miss this great time of holiday fun.
Red, White and Kaboom takes place every Independence Day (or near July 4th), and is a city-wide community event. Rozzi’s pulls off an amazing fireworks display which can be viewed from three locations, include Harbin Park, the Village Green and the Fairfield Aquatic Center. There is lots of fun and entertainment for the whole family all evening long.
Things That Make Fairfield Special
The Fairfield Community Arts Center is an exceptional location for theatre as well as other fine arts. The “FCAC offers an attractive venue for a variety of cultural events and leisure activities for those who call Southwest Ohio their home. The FCAC is home to a 237-seat theatre, art gallery, pottery studio, dance studio, children’s area and lounge for seniors.” Check out their event calendar to see what’s happening next.
Jungle Jim’s is probably one of the largest attractions of the city of Fairfield. “Jungle Jim’s International Market is more than a grocery store, it’s a destination! The store is over 200,000 square feet in size and there are over 150,000 products from which to choose. This is not your typical grocery store. Located on Route 4, just south of Nilles Road, you can’t miss this place! Jungle Jim’s has several restaurants and a very elegant banquet facility for hosting a wedding reception or prom event. Be sure to visit Jungle Jim’s.