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Mark Gilrain

Lic. R.E. Salesperson
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Top Ten Secrets of Fairfield

When we left Manhattan in 2011, we asked 'would we be happy in the suburbs'. A first event we attended after settling in was a party at Fairfield’s Penfield Beach, where we knew we had made the right decision. We dine most weekends at our favorite Fairfield restaurants. I’m always with my kids and their friends at one of the Sportsplex’s venues. The thing I love overall about Fairfield is it has everything in it. It reminds me of Springfield where the Simpson’s live; it’s a casual beach town, home to two universities, and at least one corporate headquarters.  Fairfield is filled with 375 years of colonial buildings (the anniversary was 2014), art museums, performance halls, indoor and outdoor ice skating, a golf course by the Sound, and famous past and current residents across all facets of life–arts, entertainment, sports, business, politics. Fairfield has it all. Here are my 10 best...
Posted to on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at 10:39:46 AM

Fairfield County is Running Country

With Mark Gilrain , Lic. R.E. Broker in our Westport Office Fairfield County is a great place to run and a great place for runners.   One county away from New Haven where Frank Shorter’s early running feats helped fire the starting gun on America’s great running culture, Fairfield County towns for a long time have had so much to offer the runner.   The fundamental building block of any runner’s interest is the ordinary run.  Whether running it on a quest to enter a race one day and win first place or simply loving the good it does for body and spirit, people want a great course.  In Fairfield County, there are countless courses of unending variety - natural beauty, sweeping water views, or interesting neighborhoods.  With hundreds of miles of country roads, many runners lose themselves in the rolling...
Posted to on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at 10:26:23 AM

Nine Hidden Secrets of Westport

I love Westport and you will too.  It’s a town of coastal ease and wonderful, warm people. In the summer, long days are lost on the sand or water, on lawns or the quiet streets of town. In the winter, fireplaces make open-concept living spaces warm while the hills are speckled with sledders and skaters circle looking out over the Sound. Westport is known far and wide for a good number of celebrated things: past and current residents (Paul Newman or Harvey Weinstein, for example), trail-blazing cultural destinations (Westport Country Playhouse, Westport Arts Center), an award-winning dining and shopping scene (accompanied by a practical and convenient dining and shopping scene), clubs and beaches. Here are hidden secrets that might not be known far and wide: 1. Dunville’s (41 Saugatuck Avenue) is a quintessential “local” with great food. My guys love the tall tables, the back...
Posted to on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at 9:37:14 AM

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