THE NEW AMERICAN DREAM. Today’s urban frontier blends  high–tech wizardry and modern detail with  an exquisite and authentic sense of history. By Bruce Beinfield. The American dream in Fairfield County has been migrating from the suburbs to downtown. The idea of home ownership is less central than it was 10 years ago, and there is a generational shift away from driving cars. The isolation of living on an acre or two in the woods is being supplanted by a thirst for more social environments. Rental apartment complexes are sprouting up all along the Metro North Railroad corridor in response. Norwalk CT. Bridgeport CT. New Haven CT. The Corwair. Ironworks. Harral Security Wheeler.