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About the Lifestyle in Town

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The town of Darien, Connecticut, located on the shores of the Long Island Sound, in Fairfield County, is a rather small community, and one of the wealthiest towns in the US. Darien was originally a part of Stamford until 1737, when it became known as Middlesex Parish, but it wasn’t incorporated till 1820.

Before the American Revolution, there were several small farms, a shipyard and a sawmill in town, and locals gained their living through agriculture, fishing and small ship trading. The population of Darien was barely 1,000 people before 1848. Once the Civil War was over and the railroad came to town, Darien attracted a large number of wealthy New Yorkers who built summer homes in town, and ended up moving here, while commuting to their jobs.

Today, the town of Darien is a bedroom community that offers wonderful services to residents. It is conveniently located on the Metro North Train line, providing an easy 50 minute commute into New York City.

Plenty of untouched land and clean waters recommend Darien as an amazing place to live, for people who love the outdoors. At the same time, people who are more active and love comfort will find everything they need in town. It has one of the best libraries in the country- the Darien Public Library - a great educational system, as well as various parks, beaches and country clubs that provide involved residents a lovely list of services and activities to enjoy. In addition, Darien has the largest Little League Program in the country, and the YMCA offers many classes and athletic opportunities.

This beautiful community found a way to make the old and the new combine perfectly and work flawlessly ensuring a comfortable, relaxed, as well as modern and resourceful lifestyle.

Darien Demographic Details:

  • Area: 13
  • Population: 20,232
  • Households: 7,002
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Areas and Neighborhoods

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Darien CT Tokeneke

This secluded residential neighborhood is located along the shoreline, featuring many waterfront homes.

  • 41Homes
  • $3.25MAvg Price
  • 4,946Avg SqFt
  • 1956Avg Year
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Darien CT Noroton

This desirable area of town features many luxury homes that overlook the Long Island Sound.

  • 37Homes
  • $2.43MAvg Price
  • 4,317Avg SqFt
  • 1954Avg Year
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Darien CT Noroton Heights

With many modest cape and colonial style homes, this neighborhood was originally home to many European immigrants.

  • 43Homes
  • $1.59MAvg Price
  • 3,504Avg SqFt
  • 1951Avg Year
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Condominium Complexes

Darien CT Sedgwick Village

This peaceful and well maintained community offers a private pool area and deck, and is just a short walk to the center of town.

  • 1Homes
  • $685KAvg Price
  • 1,410Avg SqFt
  • 1988Avg Year
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Darien CT Villager Pond

Set in a private neighborhood, these condominium units are located just a short walk from the center of town.

  • 2Homes
  • $438KAvg Price
  • 900Avg SqFt
  • 1987Avg Year
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